Car safety

October 27, 2008 - 10:09am

In the first three quarters of this year, both the business jet and turboprop segments saw an increase in accidents and fatalities over the same period last year, according to statistics compiled by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates. In the business jet category, this year saw four more accidents compared with the first nine months of last year.

October 7, 2008 - 6:18am

According to data released by aviation safety consulting firm Robert E. Breiling Associates of Boca Raton, Fla., there has been a “considerable increase” in the number of accidents (both fatal and nonfatal) and fatalities involving business jets and turboprops in the first nine months of this year.

August 4, 2008 - 6:47am

Flight Safety Technologies of Mystic, Conn., is developing two hazardous warning systems–Socrates and Unicorn. Its Socrates wake-vortex detection and tracking technology is slated to be tested for a month at Denver International Airport starting August 15. Unicorn is a collision avoidance system designed particularly to prevent midairs between piloted airplanes and government-operated unmanned aerial vehicles.

July 30, 2008 - 7:07am

The first half of the year saw the number of business jet accidents remain the same as during the first half of last year, while the turboprop segment saw a sharp increase, according to statistics released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based industry safety tracker Robert E. Breiling Associates.

May 21, 2008 - 10:10am

Phoenix-based Simula has been awarded a $11.1 million contract for 490 front and side cockpit airbag shipsets for U.S. Army UH-60A/L Black Hawk helicopters. Dubbed cockpit airbag systems (CABS), the shipsets consist of airbags sited in front of and beside cockpit aircrew, with the side-mounted bag attached to whichever fuselage wall is closer. An accelerometer triggers the system when it senses a crash.

May 9, 2008 - 6:49am

Most aviators feel pretty secure when ensconced in that expensive, fleece-covered, form-fitted cockpit seat, their bodies held firmly in place by a five-point harness. However, research has shown just how vulnerable the human body is to the severe trauma found in many aircraft crashes. And that susceptibility is leading toward some remarkable new restraint technology for helicopter pilots and, perhaps later, airplane pilots.

February 18, 2008 - 4:21am

Despite a strong push for better safety by HAI through a series of training and awareness programs, total helicopter accidents in the U.S. declined only slightly last year from 80 in 2006 to 78 in 2007, while the total number of fatal accidents increased. Fatalities and off-shore accidents also increased, according to a summary of accidents released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based aviation safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

February 6, 2008 - 5:18am

While the total number of accidents involving business jets and turboprops was down in 2007 compared with the previous year, the accidents were more costly in terms of human life, according to year-end numbers released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based aviation safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

February 6, 2008 - 5:18am

While the total number of accidents involving business jets and turboprops was down in 2007 compared with the previous year, the accidents were more costly in terms of human life, according to year-end numbers released by Boca Raton, Fla.-based aviation safety analyst Robert E. Breiling Associates.

November 26, 2007 - 8:13am

The U.S. business jet and turboprop fleet experienced 44 accidents– including 18 that resulted in a total of 46 passenger and crew fatalities– in the first nine months of this year, according to Robert E. Breiling Associates of Boca Raton, Fla.

 
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