Safety

News and information on safety procedures and concerns.

Jan 19, 2016 - 9:06 AM
A CitationJet pilot told controllers that his autopilot had failed, along with other instruments, shortly before the aircraft crashed Monday in Utah.
Jan 18, 2016 - 11:38 AM
Pilot recency requirements reduced to reflect “continuing advancements” in flight training, avionics, maintenance and safety management.
Jan 14, 2016 - 11:12 AM
Aviation safety focus areas on this year’s list include fatigue, distraction and loss of control in flight (LOC-I).
Notam
Jan 11, 2016 - 12:47 PM
The FAA's Notam system is still broken, and for safety's sake it needs to be fixed.
Automated flight decks
Jan 11, 2016 - 10:32 AM
Recent accidents have shown that pilots who typically fly with automation can make errors when confronted with an unexpected event.
Jan 6, 2016 - 12:09 PM
Course is designed to deliver training that provides pertinent knowledge and practical tools necessary to conduct many types of aviation audits.
Jan 6, 2016 - 11:39 AM
FAA says helicopter pilots should avoid conducting running landings in skid-equipped aircraft on runways with lighting systems embedded in pavement.
Jan 4, 2016 - 9:40 AM
Meanwhile, the number of non-fatal mishaps last year increased threefold, rising from six in 2014 to 18.
The new Fly-Bag system can be fitted in baggage holds or cabins. [Photo: D'Appolonia]
Dec 30, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Italy's D'Appolonia says its new Fly-Bag is lighter and more flexible than existing explosives-protection equipment.
Micro drone
Dec 28, 2015 - 2:57 PM
Model aircraft and drone operators are facing new local restrictions on where they can fly.