Fatigue

August 25, 2009 - 11:18am

Registration for the 13th annual Bombardier Safety Standdown opened last month. The event–to be held September 28 to October 1 in Wichita–is free but is limited in space, with slots available first-come, first-served. This year’s session will cover topics such as professional airmanship, fatigue countermeasures and situational awareness, among many others.

August 13, 2009 - 11:57am

The Feb. 13, 2008, incident in which both pilots fell asleep at the controls of a Go! Bombardier regional jet en route to Hilo, Hawaii, was caused by “the captain and first officer inadvertently falling asleep during the cruise phase of flight,” the Board noted. Luckily, the RJ carried extra fuel for a return trip to Honolulu, and the pilots woke up after flying 26 miles past Hilo.

July 28, 2009 - 6:55am

Something positive might come from the February 12 crash of a Colgan Air Bombardier Q400 after all, if a broad FAA effort to revamp rules governing airline pilot records, fatigue and training ultimately bears fruit.

July 28, 2009 - 6:08am

Something positive might come from the February 12 crash of a Colgan Air Bombardier Q400 after all, if a broad FAA effort to revamp rules governing airline pilot records, fatigue and training ultimately bears fruit.

July 28, 2009 - 5:24am

With the FAA getting ready to take another run at flight, duty and rest regulations, Part 135 operators want to assure that their segment of the aviation industry is not included with Part 121 commercial airlines.

June 30, 2009 - 10:07am

As business aviation has matured, the lessons learned from accidents and incidents have led to significant improvements in design, technology, materials and maintenance–all of which have made business jets one of the safest forms of transportation.

June 29, 2009 - 11:43am

Following congressional hearings last month on the February crash of a twin-engine turboprop near Buffalo, N.Y., senior officials from U.S. airlines, pilot unions and the FAA agreed in a closed-door meeting June 15 to several major actions to improve safety programs and pilot training at the nation’s airlines.

May 21, 2009 - 11:18am

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee voted unanimously yesterday to recommend that the full Senate confirm former Air Line Pilots Association president Randy Babbitt as the next FAA Administrator for a five-year term. A final vote is expected before Congress departs for the Memorial Day holiday tomorrow.

February 27, 2009 - 10:28am

At the conclusion of three-and-a-half days of NTSB public hearings on the safety of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) operations early last month, Board member Robert Sumwalt summed up what several witnesses had already conceded, “There is no single magic bullet.”

February 21, 2009 - 5:24pm

At the conclusion of four days of National Transportation Safety Board public hearings on the safety of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) operations earlier this month, board member Robert Sumwalt summed up what several witnesses had already conceded: “There is no single magic bullet.”

 
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