The search for answers continues into what caused the mid-afternoon landing overrun accident of a Gulfstream GIV at Le Castellet Airport (LFMQ), in France, on July 13.
A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report stated that the FAA and DHS databases did not interact as expected when vetting flight training students.
A Skywest pilot on administrative leave took his own life after stealing a company Bombardier CRJ200 at Saint George Municipal Airport (SGU), Utah, on July 17. He was wanted by police in connection with the death of his girlfriend in Colorado Springs
Earlier this year, NTSB board member Robert Sumwalt spoke to the importance of standard operating procedures (SOPs).
A Chinese-registered Embraer E190 regional jet returned to Hotan Airport (ZWTN), China on June 29 after six people attempted to hijack the aircraft.
The hijackers, reportedly carrying explosives, were subdued by passengers and crew in fight after they attempted to break down the cockpit door to gain entry.
Every IFR pilot has heard the advice, “Fly the instrument approach plate and you won’t get hurt,” at some point in his or her career, probably many times. But professional pilot Jim Huddleston told AINsafety, “I stopped preaching that advice on the night of July 13, 2008.”
Dealing with explosive mixtures in the fuel tanks of transport aircraft used to be high on the NTSB’s most-critical list. The subject evolved after the 1996 explosion of the center fuel tank of a TWA Boeing 747 just after departure from JFK Airport.
Ninety percent of airplanes that run off the end of runways are traveling at less than 60 knots when they exit, according to FAA data. Most of these airplanes came to a stop within 1,000 feet of the end.
Filing an ICAO flight plan will become a bit more complicated this fall, if you file them by hand. Gone will be the old days of telling a flight service station that your aircraft is a slant “A” or a slant “R.”
The FAA is proposing a civil penalty of $185,750 against Kingfisher Air Services Air Safari of San Juan, P.R., for allegedly violating FARs when operating a Cessna 208B on 44 flights between June 2 and June 11, 2010.