Safety

News and information on safety procedures and concerns.

Mar 28, 2016 - 11:41 AM
Aircraft pilots, ATC personnel and others reported 583 possible hazardsor encounters with UASs in U.S. airspace between August 22 and January 31.
Mar 24, 2016 - 12:53 PM
Previous FAA standards for tower lighting allowed white and red steady-burning lights, the latter of which was found to attracts migratory birds.
Mar 24, 2016 - 11:42 AM
Proposed changes establish a new ditching certification methodology by which a target probability of capsize following a ditching can be determined.
Mar 22, 2016 - 12:55 PM
The FAA and industry partners are working on the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing System for rotorcraft.
Mar 22, 2016 - 10:03 AM
According to the AAIB, the helicopter’s decreasing airspeed went unnoticed by the pilots until the helicopter was in a critically low-energy state.
Drotams
Mar 21, 2016 - 9:58 AM
SkyVector's easy-to-interpret graphical drone notams–Drotams–will help pilots assess the impact of drone operations.
Mar 18, 2016 - 11:09 AM
Legislative and technical methods have been proposed to let operators block aircraft identify on flight-tracking services.
Mar 16, 2016 - 10:43 AM
Having an aircraft treated with pesticide prior to departure can be an easier way to meet new health requirements imposed countries such as Italy.
Mar 14, 2016 - 1:31 PM
BEA concludes pilot feared for his job despite strict confidentiality laws in Germany
Mar 14, 2016 - 9:55 AM
Single-Pilot operations, ground-handling join loss of control in flight and runway excursions on NBAA's fourth annual list of Top Safety Focus Areas.