A near runway collision between a United Airlines regional jet and a Cessna 172 at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) in Allentown, Pa., on September 19 underscored testimony by a top government official on Friday that “the risk of runway incursions is still high.” Gerald Dillingham, director of physical infrastructure issues for the Government Accountability Office, told the House aviation subcommittee that the primary cause of incursi
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For medical emergencies in which only the help of a doctor will do, RDT (Booth No. 325) has introduced the Tempus IC (integrated communications) version of its in-flight response system. The new model is significantly lighter and more compact than the original Tempus 2000 system, and offers communications tools that allow additional functions such as streaming live video of patients to doctors on the ground.
George A. Saling, vice president of aviation and travel services for Altria, will receive NBAA’s John P. “Jack” Doswell award for 2008 in honor of his commitment to excellence and safety in business aviation, both in his professional career and in several volunteer roles for NBAA.
MedAire physicians are administering up to 600 cholesterol tests at Booth No. 1075 throughout the show. The tests take five minutes to process and are free to NBAA Convention attendees.
The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) says it could have as many as 75 business jets in its corporate flight-operation quality assurance (C-FOQA) program by the end of next year, more than doubling the number of aircraft covered today. C-FOQA typically involves routine analysis of data from day-to-day flight operations to uncover safety situations and practices that might require corrective action.
Jetnet, the business aircraft market research company, is celebrating 20 years of operation by showcasing its Aviation Business Index (ABI) service, Helicopter Database and STAR (Statistical Analysis & Review) report.
The first six months of the year saw fatal accidents among turboprops double from four to eight as the number of deaths increased from 10 to 14, according to statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety tracker Robert E. Breiling Associates.
The FAA has reached agreements with four U.S. airlines to fund in-cockpit runway safety systems, in this case electronic flight bags (EFBs), in exchange for the operational data those systems would generate. Under the plan, the FAA will provide $600,000 each to SkyWest Airlines, Piedmont Airlines, US Airways and Southwest Airlines to invest in the new technology in airplanes they’ll fly into and out of 21 testbed airports.
The quality of cabin air remains a concern for aircraft manufacturers in their quest to ensure the safety of crewmembers and passengers. Even small oil leaks have laid the groundwork for a disturbing sequence of events that too often figure in routine flight report summaries covering airliner and corporate aircraft crews and passengers.
The FAA has begun trials of four separate systems designed to automatically detect, report and pinpoint the location of foreign objects on airport runways. The purpose of the trials is to examine the capabilities of different technology approaches to the problem, and to embody the results in an Advisory Circular in mid-2009.