AINsafety » May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012 - 4:45pm

Flying in “Chicagoland” will become severely restricted for many aviators due to an upcoming NATO Summit meeting scheduled for later this month. The summit and the associated temporary flight restriction (TFR), in what is labeled as National Defense Airspace, will be in place from May 19 to 21. The meetings will be held at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago, next to the old Meigs Field.

May 7, 2012 - 4:40pm

The traffic and collision avoidance systems (TCAS) in the cockpits of a Japan Airlines Boeing 767 and a UPS MD-11 helped both crews avert a head-on collision 15 nautical miles west of Honolulu International Airport on January 14.

May 7, 2012 - 4:35pm

While high-speed runway departures that result in shattered aircraft make the headlines, runway excursions of all types are becoming increasingly more common, said Paul Ratté, aviation safety programs director at insurance provider USAIG.

May 7, 2012 - 4:30pm
Pilot Lee Hamilton with the girl he rescued, Tori Hall. (Photo by Lisa Rogers/The Gadsen Times)

Bell 407 helicopter pilot Lee Hamilton and flight officer Bill Bevan, both Alabama State Troopers, were honored on April 30 at Fort Payne’s Isbell Field for their rescue of a family stranded and trapped in the raging waters of the Alabama Little River in January.

May 7, 2012 - 4:25pm
Scott Foose, RAA v-p

Scott Foose, the Regional Airline Association’s (RAA) senior vice president of operations and safety, who chaired the Flight Officer Qualification (FOQ) Aviation Rulemaking Committee in the wake of the 2009 Colgan 3407 crash in Buffalo, told AIN the RAA agrees with almost everything in the current

May 7, 2012 - 4:20pm

The NTSB has released the preliminary accident report on the April 3 ditching of a Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90GTx. The ditching occurred during a delivery flight of the new turboprop twin from the Hawker Beechcraft Corp.

May 7, 2012 - 4:20pm

The Reason Foundation’s Annual Report on Privatization 2011, released last week, states, “Since 1990, 51 governments have commercialized their air traffic control systems. They have separated the air traffic control functions from regulatory bodies, removed them from civil service and made them self-supporting from fees charged to aircraft operators.

May 7, 2012 - 4:15pm

Performance-based navigation (PBN) flight paths, designed by General Electric Aviation, were validated last week at Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport (ZUJZ) in the Sichuan Province of China.

May 7, 2012 - 4:10pm

The FAA wants to penalize Alaska Airlines $210,000 for allegedly failing to properly document and tag deactivated systems and equipment before making repairs.

The agency alleges that on 10 occasions between June 19, 2010, and January 13, 2011, Alaska performed maintenance on six of its Boeing 737 airplanes, but it failed to document the alternative actions it took and to install the appropriate danger tags.

May 7, 2012 - 4:00pm

The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) suspended the operations of Alligator Airways on May 3.


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