Accidents, Safety, Security and Training » Safety

News and information on safety procedures and concerns.

October 3, 2007 - 11:11am

Ever since the nerve-shattering morning of September 11, the skies over Manhattan have been strangely quiet. At first it was the same sort of silence that settled over the rest of the U.S.–the product of a total operations ban that was the national airspace lockdown.

October 3, 2007 - 10:13am

The fatal accident rate for business jet operations worldwide (fatal accidents per 100,000 flight hours) increased annually from 1998 to 2001 before decreasing in 2002, and from 1998 through 2002 air taxis had the highest fatal rate of all segments of turbine business airplane operations, according to figures in a new publication from the International Business Aviation Council. IBAC, in conjunction with Robert E.

October 2, 2007 - 12:06pm

Facts Aircrew Emergency Procedures Training has purchased Stark Survival. Aircrew training offered by Olympia, Wash.-based Facts is focused primarily on corporate aircraft emergency procedures. Stark also provides emergency training for corporate aircrews and offers fixed-wing and helicopter open-water training for ditching and underwater egress.

October 2, 2007 - 10:54am

New tools exist to prevent those accidents that most worry safety experts.

October 1, 2007 - 10:47am

Runways at U.S. airports are getting safer, according to a recent FAA report. The agency said the number of incursions dropped 20 percent over a four-year period, to 324 last year, of which 32 were characterized as “high risk.” The number of “high-risk” incidents has dropped 50 percent since 2000, the report shows.

September 20, 2007 - 11:51am

In 1998, the National Business Aviation Association started honoring companies that have flown 50 years or more without an accident. NBAA Convention News talked with representatives from this year’s top honorees to find out about their
operations and the secrets of their successes.

Tecumseh Products, Tecumseh, Mich.
Dennis Bailey, aviation department manager

September 20, 2007 - 9:12am

The National Business Aviation Association presents Pilot Safety Awards each year to member-company pilots with exemplary safety records. To be eligible for an award, a pilot must have flown corporate aircraft 1,500 hours without an accident, but the actual number of safe hours flown by many of the top pilots comes close to 30,000 hours.

September 20, 2007 - 7:58am

Though business jet accidents in the first half of the year decreased 31 percent versus the same period last year, fatal accidents were up from two to five, according to figures released by Robert E. Breiling Associates of Boca Raton, Fla. As a result, business jet-related fatalities were up from six last year to 14 in the first half of this year.

September 20, 2007 - 7:50am

Each year the National Business Aviation Association recognizes member companies with superb safety records. This year, the corporate flight operations (Part 91) of ExxonMobil, Cox Enterprises, Chevron, Owens Corning and Sears Holding are the top five in that category. NBAA Convention News talked with representatives of those five companies to find out more about their operations and their safety successes.

September 19, 2007 - 11:49am

Aviation by far has the highest number of outstanding safety deficiencies of any form of transportation in the U.S., according to the NTSB, which authors an annual Most Wanted list of recommendations. Congress wants to know why.

Every year the NTSB updates its list of Most Wanted Transportation Safety Improvements, divided among the five transportation modes over which it has jurisdiction and a sixth listed as intermodal.

 
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