Runway

August 28, 2012 - 3:44pm

Aircraft Performance Group recently added in-flight analysis to its iPreFlight iPad app. Previous versions of the APG app require an Internet connection to perform runway analysis calculations. The advantage of performing a landing-distance assessment while airborne is that conditions at the destination sometimes change, and pilots need to calculate if the destination runway still meets legal and safety parameters.

August 27, 2012 - 3:25pm
Chicago Waukegan Airport

Just as pilots using Chicago Waukegan Airport (UGN) await news of when the airport’s 6,000-foot Runway 5/23 might be extended to 7,000-feet–a more comfortable length –for jet operations–comes word that the usable runway length might actually be reduced if various government entities cannot work together.

August 13, 2012 - 4:05pm

An Embraer Phenom 300 on a flight from Genève-Cointrin Airport (LSGG) in Switzerland was damaged following an August 6 runway excursion at its destination, St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport (LSZR), Switzerland. All three people on board escaped uninjured. The jet landed on Runway 10 but overshot the end of the paved surface, breaking through an airport fence before sliding to a stop in a field. Weather at LSZR at the time of the accident was reported as scattered clouds at 6,000 feet with good visibility in light rain.

August 6, 2012 - 4:40pm

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told the media August 2 that the three US Airways-branded regional jets involved in a series of ATC losses of separation near Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) on July 31 were never in danger of actually colliding.

August 6, 2012 - 4:15pm

Crews of aircraft headed for Australia next month should be prepared to encounter delays if they’re bound for Brisbane Airport (YBBN), Australia, the continent’s third busiest. The airport is about to start construction of an 11,800-foot runway parallel to the existing Runway 1/19, expected to become operational by 2020.

August 1, 2012 - 4:25am

The weather at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on the night of July 13, 2008 was 1,100 overcast, one-and-a-half miles visibility with moderate rain, and wind calm. Albany approach control vectored us for a GPS approach to Runway 5. We intercepted the inbound course toward the airport.

July 26, 2012 - 4:20pm

A bill requiring the FAA to inform pilots why they are being subjected to an enforcement action was passed by the House of Representatives on a voice vote and sent to President Obama for his signature. The Senate approved the measure in June.

July 26, 2012 - 4:20pm

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III landed inadvertently at Peter O.

July 16, 2012 - 4:45pm

Every IFR pilot has heard the advice, “Fly the instrument approach plate and you won’t get hurt,” at some point in his or her career, probably many times. But professional pilot Jim Huddleston told AINsafety, “I stopped preaching that advice on the night of July 13, 2008.”

July 16, 2012 - 4:35pm

Ninety percent of airplanes that run off the end of runways are traveling at less than 60 knots when they exit, according to FAA data. Most of these airplanes came to a stop within 1,000 feet of the end.

 
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