Cabin pressurization

November 12, 2009 - 12:17am

BAE Systems and Quest International of the UK have combined to launch a cabin air system that they say can destroy airborne viruses and bacteria, including H1N1 (swine flu), SARS, bird flu and eColi. AirManager has been flight-tested on BAE 146/ Avro RJ regional airliners operated by five European carriers, and one undisclosed carrier has selected it for its fleet.

October 30, 2009 - 8:11am

Gulfstream and Israel Aerospace Industries publicly intro- duced the first example of the Gulfstream G250 at IAI’s facility on Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, two weeks before the opening of this year’s NBAA Convention in Orlando.

October 19, 2009 - 1:49pm

Gulfstream and Israel Aerospace Industries publically introduced the first example of the Gulfstream G250 at IAI’s facility on Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, two weeks before the opening of this year’s NBAA Convention in Orlando.

August 28, 2009 - 9:04am

Cessna 208B Caravan, Naches, Wash., Oct. 7, 2007–The Board attributed the

June 5, 2009 - 5:16am

Hawker Beechcraft King Air B200, Taylor, Texas, April 10, 2008–The NTSB ruled that the probable cause of the accidental death of a mechanic was the failure of the pilot and mechanic to ensure that the airplane was fully depressurized before opening the cabin door. Contributing to the accident was a failure in the airplane’s vacuum system.

June 4, 2009 - 12:17pm

Hawker Beechcraft King Air B200, Taylor, Texas, April 10, 2008–The NTSB ruled that the probable cause of the accidental death of a mechanic was the failure of the pilot and mechanic to ensure that the airplane was fully depressurized before opening the cabin door. Contributing to the accident was a failure in the airplane’s vacuum system.

January 27, 2009 - 5:46am

The FAA, EASA and Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency last month granted type certification to the Lineage 1000, the business jet version of the E190 fly-by-wire jetliner. The FAA also approved supplemental type certificates for the Lineage 1000’s interior, designed by Embraer and London-based Priestman Goode and manufactured by Pats Aircraft Completions. The interior features five cabin zones and a private suite with shower.

September 23, 2008 - 6:39am

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.

September 3, 2008 - 10:50am

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has issued a safety advisory following the rapid depressurization of a Qantas Boeing 747-400 on July 25, urging operators to “note the circumstances…with a view to ensuring that all oxygen cylinders and cylinder installations are maintained in full accordance with the relevant manufacturer’s requirements, statutory regulations and established engineering [maintenance] best practices.” The incident

June 30, 2008 - 9:33am

Early next year, Boeing will offer a kit for BBJs and BBJ2s that will provide a 6,500-ft cabin at FL 410 instead of the standard 8,000-ft cabin. Boeing officials here said that the lower cabin option is being offered because of customer demand to “improve the level” of comfort in the big business jet, but they also said the move was made to be more competitive.

 
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