Occupational safety and health

November 13, 2006 - 11:11am

A recent study of non-military multi-engine jet aircraft bird encounters over a 30-year period has resulted in proposed revisions to the engine bird ingestion airworthiness standards of Part 33. According to the FAA, the study showed 340 bird-ingestion events out of 325 million departures.

November 9, 2006 - 11:26am

The FAA took another step in its efforts to promote a “cultural change” to improve aviation safety–replacing the Aviation Safety Program (ASP) with the new FAA Safety Team or FAASTeam. The ASP addressed so-called “easy-to-fix accident causes,” according to the FAA.

November 9, 2006 - 4:46am

Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings has developed an epoxy primer formulated without hexavalent chrome, an environmentally harmful substance and a suspected carcinogen. The low volatile organic compound (VOC), two-component, corrosion-inhibitive epoxy primer is the only chrome-free combination primer/surfacer available to the aerospace market, according to Sherwin-Williams technical director Tim Scheuer.

November 6, 2006 - 7:09am

The FAA issued a new Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO 06014) that seeks to clarify the conditions under which pilots can take off with frost adhering to airframes. At the same time, the SAFO might complicate the pre-takeoff decision-making process because it reminds pilots that takeoff with frost adhering to lifting surfaces and flight controls is legal.

November 6, 2006 - 4:03am

Seeing Susan Saint James on the Today show early last month remembering the life of her 14-year-old son, Teddy Ebersol–one of three people who died in the crash of a Challenger 601 at Montrose, Colo., on November 28–brought into stark focus the pain of business aviation’s recent dark spell.

November 3, 2006 - 10:53am

Seeing Susan Saint James on the Today show early last month remembering the life of her 14-year-old son, Teddy Ebersol–one of three people who died in the crash of a Challenger 601 at Montrose, Colo., on November 28–brought into stark focus the pain of business aviation’s recent dark spell.

November 1, 2006 - 11:26am

HAI is warning its members that a dry, warm winter across the Northwest and even the record winter rainfall in the Southwest have created conditions that indicate this year’s wildfire season could be extreme.

November 1, 2006 - 11:15am

Australia has started a three-year research program to investigate the effectiveness of aerial “bush-fire” suppression. The Bush-fire Cooperative Research Centre (BCRC) will look at factors such as the level of aerial and ground suppression required for a fire suppression job and the upper intensity limit for effective suppression from different resources.

October 10, 2006 - 7:18am

David Allen has been an aircraft detailer for almost 15 years. His Orlando-based Allen Groupe details aircraft interiors and exteriors out of locations in Indianapolis (IND), Atlanta (PDK), Orlando (MCO and ORL) and Palm Beach (PBI). “XZilon is the first product that I’ve found that can back up its claims scientifically, verified by an independent lab,” he told AIN.

October 6, 2006 - 7:46am

“We’re still Mercury…for now,” is the way a customer service representative at one of the chain’s 16 FBOs responded to a question about the ongoing melding of Mercury Air Centers and Cor-porate Wings. At least one Mercury location–Charleston, S.C.–has changed to the Corporate Wings brand, and there are some indications that the trend could escalate in the wake of a management shakeup last month.

 
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