Accidents, Safety, Security and Training

News about significant aircraft accidents and information from accident reports; information on safety procedures and concerns; crew, passenger, aircraft and airport security issues; and news about simulators and training procedures.

October 10, 2011 - 8:02pm

MedAire, which provides international aviation and maritime clients with medical and security services, acquired Yacht Lifeline, a supplier to the high-end yacht market of medical aid, kits and training services. “The merger of brands and products delivers a higher level of medical and travel safety for owners, captains and management companies,” according to Grant Jeffery, MedAire’s CEO

October 10, 2011 - 6:18pm

Goodrich has acquired privately held Winslow Marine Products, maker of aircraft life rafts. Winslow was founded in 1941 and employs approximately 70 in Lake Suzy, Fla. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Days earlier, Sikorsky and Pratt & Whitney parent United Technologies announced its intent to acquire Goodrich for $16.5 billion.

August 1, 2011 - 7:50am
Recovery crews pull the remains of Flight 447’s avionics bay from the South A...

French air accident investigators have highlighted gaps in flight crew training and management in the latest report into the June 2009 crash of an Air France Airbus A330-200 on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.

May 28, 2011 - 7:45am

Although House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman John Mica said on May 11 that “significant progress” was being made in FAA reauthorization talks between House and Senate conferees, he conceded that Congress may have to pass another short-term extension to give negotiators more time to iron out differences between the two pieces of legislation.

May 18, 2011 - 3:55am

France’s Oviv Security Technologies (Stand 1859) has announced a worldwide distribution agreement with Aerospace Products International (API) whereby the Memphis company will distribute Oviv’s Sentinel 100L on-ground aircraft security system. API will cover the Canadian, Asia Pacific and Central South American markets exclusively and the U.S., Europe and Middle East on a nonexclusive basis.

April 26, 2011 - 10:10am

The NTSB has come out against two amendments in the FAA reauthorization bill that the Board believes could adversely affect safety. In a letter to Rep.

January 20, 2011 - 10:52am

The FAA today finalized a rule that requires Part 135 operators to train pilots and flight attendants in crew resource management (CRM), finally responding to a 2003 NTSB recommendation that is currently on the Boardπs ≥Most Wanted≤ list of safety improvements.

February 24, 2010 - 11:09am

The FAA has issued a request for comments on a final rule for an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for SICLI Halon 1211 portable fire extinguishers installed on various models of airplanes and rotorcraft, including some models built by Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Embraer and Eurocopter.

December 4, 2009 - 3:21am

“There will be some truth-telling,” declared new NTSB chair Deborah Hersman on Tuesday as she began her opening address at the FAA International Runway Safety Summit held this week in Washington, D.C. As part of that telling, she noted that in July 2000 the NTSB issued six recommendations to the FAA to amend various ATC procedures that, in the NTSB’s judgment, unnecessarily added to the risks associated with airport surface operations.

December 4, 2009 - 3:19am

The FAA has acknowledged that new rules governing fatigue for Part 121 pilots are still a work in progress, despite the labors of the flight- and duty-time limitations and rest requirements aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) chartered by FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt in June.

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