News and information on safety procedures and concerns.
A CitationJet pilot told controllers that his autopilot had failed, along with other instruments, shortly before the aircraft crashed Monday in Utah.
Pilot recency requirements reduced to reflect “continuing advancements” in flight training, avionics, maintenance and safety management.
Aviation safety focus areas on this year’s list include fatigue, distraction and loss of control in flight (LOC-I).
The FAA's Notam system is still broken, and for safety's sake it needs to be fixed.
Recent accidents have shown that pilots who typically fly with automation can make errors when confronted with an unexpected event.
Course is designed to deliver training that provides pertinent knowledge and practical tools necessary to conduct many types of aviation audits.
FAA says helicopter pilots should avoid conducting running landings in skid-equipped aircraft on runways with lighting systems embedded in pavement.
Meanwhile, the number of non-fatal mishaps last year increased threefold, rising from six in 2014 to 18.
Italy's D'Appolonia says its new Fly-Bag is lighter and more flexible than existing explosives-protection equipment.
Model aircraft and drone operators are facing new local restrictions on where they can fly.