Cabin pressurization

May 2, 2011 - 5:42am
Microscope examination revealed fatigue cracks emanating from at least 42 of ...

Misshapen and misaligned rivet holes in parts of the fuselage removed from a Southwest Airlines 737-300 has lent more credence to theories that a manufacturing flaw led to the eventual failure of the lap joint during an April 1 accident in which a five-foot-long tear developed in the roof of the airplane while en route from Phoenix to Sacramento. A rapid depressurization occurred at 34,000 feet, forcing the crew to divert to Yuma, Ariz.

April 15, 2011 - 10:30am
A five-foot tear developed along the lap joint in the top of the fuselage of ...

Operators of certain Boeing 737 Classics will need to perform eddy current inspections on parts of their fuselages every 500 flight cycles, forcing interruptions to their service at much more frequent intervals than anyone had originally envisioned.

January 30, 2011 - 9:45am

The Gulfstream G350 and G450 received Transport Canada approval to operate at their maximum cruise altitude of 45,000 feet. Transport Canada normally restricts flight to below 41,000 feet unless special conditions are met to ensure against rapid cabin depressurization. To achieve this Gulfstream added its automatic emergency descent mode (AEDM) feature to the two jets.

December 6, 2010 - 11:00pm

The Gulfstream G650, which isn't here at MEBA because of the company's aggressive flight-test schedule, will be the world's fastest and longest range business jet when deliveries of completed customer aircraft enter service in 2012 (unfinished "green" deliveries will actually begin later next year). Its wide cabin will also boast the latest in comfort and convenience.The $64.5 million twinjet, which first flew last year and is slated for U.S.

November 10, 2010 - 10:48am

The FAA has issued a final rule for an Airworthiness Directive for the Embraer Phenom 100 S/N 50000005 through 50000118, 50000120, 50000122 through 50000126, 50000128, and 50000131, certified in any category. The AD says it is prompted by failures of the flow control shutoff valve in the closed position.

October 27, 2010 - 7:29am

Describing the cabin of Gulfstream’s new G650, senior v-p of programs, engineering and test Pres Henne said it began with a sketch of a cup holder and a single window. “That simple drawing led to an aircraft interior where form follows function,”  he said.

October 18, 2010 - 3:50pm
Gulfstream president Joe Lombardo relaxes in G650’s spacious cabin....

Describing the cabin of Gulfstream's new G650, senior v-p of programs, engineering and test Pres Henne said it began with a sketch of a cup holder and a single window. "That simple drawing led to an aircraft interior where form follows function."

October 18, 2010 - 5:49am
Gulfstream unveiled the finished G650 cabin at DeKalb Peachtree Airport on Su...

Describing the cabin of Gulfstream’s new G650, senior v-p of programs, engineering and test Pres Henne said it began with a sketch of a cup holder and a single window. “That simple drawing led to an aircraft interior where form follows function.”

September 30, 2010 - 5:57am

In recent months FAA Administrator Babbitt has promoted specific tailored hypoxia training, along with high-altitude handling, for commercial and private pilots who want to fly at high altitude. Indeed, FAA Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14CFR) establishes mandatory requirements for high-altitude training using military altitude chambers at 15 U.S.

January 26, 2010 - 5:06am

More than 60 percent of business jet pilots do not use oxygen masks when required to by FAA regulations, according to a survey conducted by corporate pilot Chris Shaver for his master’s thesis at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

 
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