Geology

June 4, 2010 - 3:59pm

UK carrier Easyjet is preparing to introduce a new cockpit system that could help its pilots avoid dangerous concentrations of volcanic ash. The Airborne Volcanic Object Identifier and Detector (Avoid) is a type of weather radar developed by Dr. Fred Prata of the Norwegian Institute of Air Research.

May 26, 2010 - 5:45am

A bold move by British Airways in April–the launching of 26 airplanes toward the UK while British airspace was closed–finally broke the European airspace logjam caused by volcanic ash clouds from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano.

May 19, 2010 - 12:48pm

While pilots need to be careful not to fly through heavy concentrations of volcanic ash from the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in Iceland, the glass particle-laden ash clouds don’t have the same effect on acrylic windows as other volcanic eruptions. According to Bob Cupery, who founded Torrance, Calif.-based Aircraft Window Repairs 31 years ago, volcanic eruptions that are more gaseous pose a bigger problem for aircraft windows.

May 3, 2010 - 7:01am

The FAA and the National Park Service are developing an Air Tour Management Plan for Washington’s Mount Rainier National Park pursuant to the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000. Five air-tour operators currently conduct air tours in the area and are limited to a combined 114 tours per year. The public comment period ends this month.

May 29, 2008 - 10:26am

MOUNT GAMBIER, AUSTRALIA, DEC. 10, 2001–The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating the crash of a King Air 200C (VH-FMN) that killed the pilot and seriously injured the flight nurse.

May 7, 2008 - 5:41am

The chartered Bell JetRanger that crashed into the ice-covered slopes of Mount Rainier last June has slid into a crevasse and seems to be beyond recovery. In so doing, the chartered helicopter joins a half-dozen other out-of-reach aircraft that festoon the slopes of the 14,410-ft peak.

February 8, 2008 - 10:41am

Bombardier Global 5000, Caribbean, Dec. 12, 2007–A Global 5000 landed short of the runway at Vance W. Armory Airport on Nevis and was damaged by hitting the airport perimeter fence. No one was injured. The airplane is registered to First Southeast Aviation of Tampa, Fla.

February 8, 2008 - 10:41am

Bombardier Global 5000, Caribbean, Dec. 12, 2007–A Global 5000 landed short of the runway at Vance W. Armory Airport on Nevis and was damaged by hitting the airport perimeter fence. No one was injured. The airplane is registered to First Southeast Aviation of Tampa, Fla.

December 27, 2007 - 7:34am

N50DS, a Bombardier Global 5000, landed short of a runway in the Caribbean islands on December 12 and sustained damage after hitting an airport perimeter fence. Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority flight ops inspector Paul Delisle told AIN that the incident occurred at Vance W. Armory Airport on the island of Nevis and said there were no injuries to crew or passengers.

December 10, 2007 - 11:15am

Engineers from British consortium FBH (Bristow Helicopters and FR Group) are maintaining two Bell 212s that have been sent from Brunei to Sumatra, to support the disaster relief program following the December earthquake and subsequent tsunamis.

 
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