Accidents involving U.S.-registered business jets while operating outside the U.S. drove an increase in both the numbers of fatal and non-fatal crashes in the first half of this year.
AINsafety » July 9, 2012
The U.S. contract tower program is designed to provide ATC service at some 250 airports for considerably less cost than at locations where the FAA runs the facilities. But sometimes even a traditional contract tower can cost too much. Melbourne, Fla.-based Quadrex thinks it might have a solution in the wings. Quadrex president, Dr.
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) proclaims that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) represent quite possibly the most significant advancement in aviation in decades. The AUVSI says it also believes responsibility for safe operations is paramount.
Pilots in Southern California are urged to use caution now that the new north and south Los Angeles Class D airspace became active on June 28. The north Class D airspace stands adjacent to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Class B airspace and Santa Monica Airport (SMO) Class D airspace.
The Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (Canso), Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced in Rome on June 25 that they will soon coordinate efforts aimed at driving aviation system improvements.
The NTSB sent the FAA three new safety recommendations in the wake of the Dec.
The International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) has expanded its library of safety tools with 11 new documents for pilots, mechanics and operators. The tool kits and safety leaflets focus on four primary areas the team believes will help reduce helicopter accidents. These include safety management, training, maintenance and equipment/technology.
A Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90GT collided with a communications tower near Morgantown, W.Va. on June 22 during daylight VFR conditions.
The aircraft shed its right wing, left horizontal stabilizer and left engine before hitting the ground. The pilot, the only occupant, was killed.