AINsafety » May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012 - 4:45pm
Robert Sumwalt, National Transportation Safety Board member

In the never-ending search for accident prevention’s silver bullet, NTSB member Robert Sumwalt said recently that reinventing the wheel isn’t always the best solution.

May 14, 2012 - 4:40pm

Jeppesen will publish the new visual departure from Chicago Executive Airport (PWK), which is located 10 nautical miles north of O’Hare International Airport (ORD).

May 14, 2012 - 4:35pm

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) last week released its investigation report (A09Q0203) and recommendations derived from the December 2009 crash of a charter Beech King Air A100 while on approach to Quebec’s Chicoutimi/St-Honoré Aerodrome (CYRC).

May 14, 2012 - 4:30pm

Brazil’s aviation authority (ANAC) approved the country’s first Required Navigation Performance (RNP) approaches at Santos Dumont Airport (SBRJ) in Rio de Janeiro on May 7. The validation flight on May 5 was conducted in a Gol Airlines Boeing 737 that also delivered overall RNP operational approval to Gol.

May 14, 2012 - 4:25pm
A330 ADI

Reports about the 2009 Air France Flight 447 accident released last summer by the French safety board (BEA) said the three experienced Airbus A330 pilots were unable to recognize they were operating at a too high angle of attack to sustain flight.

May 14, 2012 - 4:25pm

The FAA is adopting an Airworthiness Directive (AD 2012-08-11) for certain Bombardier Dash 8-400 turboprop aircraft, to alleviate potential landing gear issues. The problems were identified during testing, which showed that failure of a retract-port, flexible hose on the main-landing-gear actuator could result in excessive leakage of hydraulic fluid.

May 14, 2012 - 4:20pm

The investigation will now begin to find out why pilots of the Sukhoi SuperJet 100-95, which crashed last week just 20 minutes after takeoff from Jakarta, requested a descent to 6,000 feet in the mountainous region of West Java, Indonesia.

May 14, 2012 - 4:10pm

In a May 8 letter to the White House and Congress, Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner said, “The FAA has the highest rate of whistleblower filings per employee of any federal branch agency.” Half of those reports received by the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) relate to aviation.

May 14, 2012 - 4:05pm

Pilot Kelvin Romello Changur pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Miami on April 25 to falsifying his application for an FAA medical certificate and later attempting to use a U.S. passport containing some of the same false information.

 

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