Accident

January 21, 2013 - 2:20pm

The number of aviation accidents in Brazil in 2012 rose by 5.6 percent to 168 from the previous year’s 159, as reported by the country’s Center for Investigation and Prevention of Aeronautical Accidents (Cenipa). Last year’s figures–designated as preliminary at this point by the agency–represent the highest accident totals since record keeping began in 2000.

Total accident numbers have been rising over the past decade. In 2002, for example, there were 61 accidents.

May 21, 2012 - 4:30pm

Criminal prosecution in the wake of aviation accidents is on the rise, although not as much in the U.S. as in some other countries, at least for now.

July 29, 2011 - 8:55am

General aviation as a whole was a stain on an otherwise excellent year for aviation safety in Europe, according to 2010 accident figures released by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

November 3, 2008 - 6:07am

The European helicopter safety team (Ehest) released the preliminary results of the first European-wide helicopter accident study on October 13, during a conference in Cascais, Portugal. The Ehest is now transitioning from analysis to the development of an action plan. Ultimately, the goal is to reduce the helicopter accident rate by 80 percent by 2016, consistent with the goals of the international helicopter safety team (IHST).

October 16, 2008 - 11:56am

Those who don’t learn from the mistakes of the past are destined to repeat them. That’s why the FAA today announced the establishment of a new online safety library that teaches lessons learned from “some of the world’s most historically significant transport airplane accidents.” Many of the lessons learned from these tragedies are timeless, the FAA said, and are applicable to all pilots regardless of what airplane(s) they fly.

May 9, 2008 - 6:50am

Last month’s annual meeting of the Association of Air Medical Services was its usual low-key success as some 2,500 aeromedical professionals, a record number, assembled in the Kansas City (Mo.) Convention Center for three days of conferences and trade show exhibition.

December 11, 2007 - 5:34am

The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) announced a new addition to its popular series of professional development workshops offered each year at the organization’s annual maintenance symposium. “Maintenance Resource Management” will focus on reducing the number of accidents and incidents while increasing safety and professionalism.

February 1, 2007 - 9:16am

In addition to much healthier sales, GAMA had some other good news to share with attendees at its annual industry review and outlook meeting. Despite the high-profile accidents at the end of last year, the NTSB’s preliminary statistics on the number of general aviation accidents last year show a decline of about 8.7 percent. Fatal accidents were down 11.6 percent.

 
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