Occupational safety and health

October 11, 2007 - 6:28am

Reducing the incidence of damage to aircraft on the ramp is the aim of the ground accident prevention (GAP) initiative now under way by the Flight Safety Foundation.

October 8, 2007 - 10:37am
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Despite the media attention on the Montana fires last summer and Southern California fires in October, last year’s fire season didn’t come even close to being the worst in recent times, according to statistics generated by the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) of Boise, Idaho.

October 3, 2007 - 10:13am

The fatal accident rate for business jet operations worldwide (fatal accidents per 100,000 flight hours) increased annually from 1998 to 2001 before decreasing in 2002, and from 1998 through 2002 air taxis had the highest fatal rate of all segments of turbine business airplane operations, according to figures in a new publication from the International Business Aviation Council. IBAC, in conjunction with Robert E.

September 20, 2007 - 11:51am

In 1998, the National Business Aviation Association started honoring companies that have flown 50 years or more without an accident. NBAA Convention News talked with representatives from this year’s top honorees to find out about their
operations and the secrets of their successes.

Tecumseh Products, Tecumseh, Mich.
Dennis Bailey, aviation department manager

August 29, 2007 - 9:50am

A new Information for Operators dealing with risk assessment was released last month, specifically focusing on how it relates to a safety-management system. The tool discusses the various risks associated with a flight, how to handle them and what may be considered an acceptable risk.

August 9, 2007 - 11:11am

The FAA this week released a new Information for Operators dealing with risk assessment, and specifically how it relates to a safety-management system. The tool discusses the various risks associated with a flight, how to handle them and what may be considered an acceptable risk.

July 31, 2007 - 5:48am

ARG/US is offering safety training to round out its portfolio of safety-related services. Three courses are available: safety manager training, a three-day course on how to run a safety-management system; on-scene investigation, a three-day course designed to teach operators how to handle accidents effectively; and an aviation auditing course designed to teach the skills necessary to conduct effective internal audits.

July 24, 2007 - 7:24am

Ron Swanda, who was the first representative of the U.S. aviation industry to participate in the European Joint Aviation Authorities’ deliberations on operational rules and regulations, has retired as the General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s senior vice president of operations after 25 years with the organization. He was also a member of the U.S.

June 5, 2007 - 6:44am

Approach and landing accidents cause 45 percent of hull losses, according to the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF), despite the fact that this phase of each flight accounts for just 4 percent of flying time. In an effort to address the number of accidents that occur in that brief but critical phase, NBAA began distributing an approach and landing accident reduction (ALAR) training aid at the NBAA International Operators Conference.

April 30, 2007 - 12:20pm

The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), which represents nearly 700 members of the international aviation maintenance and alteration community, recently published the results of its 2007 member survey.

The survey highlighted the success and subsequent growing needs of the industry, as international contract maintenance stations continue to expand their role of ensuring safety and efficiency in the skies.

 
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