General aviation safety has been added to the NTSB’s latest “Most Wanted List.” In response to this, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) president and CEO Pete Bunce said, “Safety is general aviation’s first priority and, as a result, our industry has taken on a number of initiatives to fu
The regional airline business lost more of its luster last week, when Delta Air Lines announced it would retire its entire Saab 340 turboprop fleet and “adjust” flying in 24 small markets, 16 of which benefit from Essential Air Service subsidies.
General aviation as a whole was a stain on an otherwise excellent year for aviation safety in Europe, according to 2010 accident figures released today by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). For all GA operations including both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters weighing more than 2,250 kg (4,960 pounds) involved in private, business and aerial work activity, the total number of accidents increased from 19 in 2009 to 31 last year.
“Safety is general aviation’s first priority and, as a result, our industry has taken on a number of initiatives to further reduce general aviation accidents and incidents,” General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) president and CEO Pete Bunce said in response to the addition of “general aviation safety” to the NTSB’s “Most Wanted List
For the first time in the history of the Regional Airline Association (RAA), a sitting Department of Transportation Secretary attended the group’s annual convention this year.
In the first quarter of this year U.S.-registered business turbine aircraft suffered three more accidents and two more fatalities compared with the same period last year. According to AIN research, nine jets and 11 turboprops were involved in accidents in the first quarter compared with four jets and 13 turboprops in the first three months of last year.
Ever the optimist, Roger Cohen stayed true to form as he talked about his most pressing concerns for the Regional Airline Association and its membership for the next year during a pre-convention interview with AIN. The RAA president seems always to see opportunity in the challenges confronting the association and its 30 member airlines, perhaps most notably in the evolving regulatory environment they face.
Despite a modest increase in the number of business aircraft flight hours between last year and 2009, the number of accidents remained virtually static, according to year-end statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.
London-based aerospace consultancy and equipment appraiser Ascend characterized 2010 as “a disappointing year” in terms of airline safety, as both the number of fatal accidents and total fatalities increased over previous years. According to Ascend’s data, the number of fatal accidents increased 22 percent, from 23 in 2009 to 28 last year.
Despite a modest increase in the number of business aircraft flight hours last year, the number of accidents remained virtually static compared with those in 2009, according to year-end statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.