The Flight Operations Risk Assessment System (Foras) was created to quantitatively assess aviation risk factors with more than simple accident rates. As highlighted in the Flight Safety Foundation’s November 2013 AeroSafety World publication, the system breaks down risks into ever smaller elements to simplify analysis.
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Hangar Ten held a grand opening for the second phase of its Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport FBO in Kansas City, Mo., on October 6. “With this new facility, we are bringing great hometown service that far exceeds anything currently available,” said owner James Stowers, who shared the ribbon-cutting duties with Missouri governor Jay Nixon.
So your best friend has a nicely appointed Boeing Business Jet. Big deal. Your BBJ is also nicely appointed, and it has room for your new Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4, a million-dollar automobile that comes as close to flying as any road car ever built. Now that’s one-upmanship, and New Zealand-based completion and refurbishment specialist Altitude VIP Interiors (Booth No. 1639) has just the airplane you’re looking for.
Innovative Solutions & Support continues its aggressive certification schedule of reduced vertical separation minimums (RVSM) equipment for a wide range of business and regional jet aircraft.
Ireland-based Aircraft Management Technologies (AMT) launched a new electronic flight book system called Flightman. It is claimed to be the first to allow secure, wireless transmission of aircraft and operations data from a portable computing device to an operator’s server.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched the early development phase of the Single European Sky Iris program, a research initiative designed to improve air traffic management through satellite-based air-to-ground communication links. If the early development proposals are approved by the ESA Council next year, system development will begin in mid 2009.