Aviation history

November 30, 2010 - 7:33am

Not everyone agrees with the regional airlines’ assertion that they fly just as safely as their mainline counterparts. With this perception and several specific accidents in mind, the NTSB convened a symposium in late October to shed more light on airline code-sharing arrangements and their role in aviation safety.

October 27, 2010 - 11:18am

The total number of U.S. business aviation accidents in the first nine months of this year remained nearly even with the same period last year, despite an uptick in flight hours, according to statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

October 20, 2010 - 2:08pm

The total number of U.S. business aviation accidents in the first nine months of this year remained nearly even with the same period last year, despite an uptick in flight hours, according to statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

October 19, 2010 - 6:24am

The crash of a Premier IA jet at the EAA AirVenture show this summer after an unstabilized approach has helped to reignite the debate over the efficacy of single-pilot turbine aircraft operations by non-professional pilots.

October 12, 2010 - 12:34pm

As business aviation flight hours have increased over the past year, the number of industry accidents also rose slightly, according to statistics released last week by business aviation safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates. During the first nine months of this year, the U.S. business jet and turboprop fleet experienced 34 accidents, including five fatal that resulted in 14 deaths.

September 24, 2010 - 10:13am
The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, voted on Tuesday to adopt a ne...

The European Parliament on Tuesday voted to adopt a new regulation on aviation safety that could conceivably lead to the establishment of a Europe-wide counterpart of the U.S. NTSB. While each nation will continue to run its own investigation office for air transport accidents, the new regulation creates a “European network of civil aviation safety investigation authorities.”

May 27, 2010 - 12:08pm

Some 30 U.S. airports risk losing their last regional airline flights unless they take “critical steps” to better balance revenue, cost and compensation rates, according to a report published earlier this year by San Diego-based aviation consultancy Innovation Analysis Group (IAG).

May 27, 2010 - 7:10am

One might forgive Regional Airline Association (RAA) president Roger Cohen for expressing what he called a certain “righteous indignation” on Tuesday after a day of meetings, forums and glad-handing during the association's annual convention, which began Monday and ends today.

May 19, 2010 - 12:17pm

The 2006 fatal crash of the Grob G180A SPn midsize jet prototype was caused by failure of the twinjet’s horizontal stabilizer, according to the final report issued by the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU). “The wreckage pattern allowed for only one conclusion: that the horizontal stabilizer had suffered an in-flight breakup due to aerodynamic flutter,” which rendered the aircraft uncontrollable, the report stated.

May 5, 2010 - 6:44am

Given all the scrutiny the regional airline industry has absorbed over the past year, one might forgive RAA president Roger Cohen for succumbing to some cynicism.

 
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