Those who don’t learn from the mistakes of the past are destined to repeat them. That’s why the FAA today announced the establishment of a new online safety library that teaches lessons learned from “some of the world’s most historically significant transport airplane accidents.” Many of the lessons learned from these tragedies are timeless, the FAA said, and are applicable to all pilots regardless of what airplane(s) they fly.
According to 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.
The U.S. aviation system received a score of 91 out of 100 in a new safety audit released by the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations agency that oversees international civil aviation.
Executive Jet Management (EJM) has been designated a Star Participant in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).
South Carolina-based Baldwin Aviation (Booth No. 3372) has expanded its Safety Management System (SMS) services with the introduction of its online SMSplus program.
A valve left open on a fuel-farm tank at Joe Foss Field in Sioux Falls, S.D., on September 11 allowed nearly 10,000 gallons of jet-A to spill into a containment area. Landmark Aviation, the FBO in charge of the fuel farm, was able to shut off the fuel after an alarm alerted personnel to the spill. “There was no damage,” a Landmark spokesman told AIN, “and things worked as designed.
An extraordinary confluence of events has embroiled Eclipse Aviation in intense scrutiny, all without a single fatal accident to act as a catalyst.
A valve left open on a fuel-farm tank at Joe Foss Field in Sioux Falls, S.D., late last Thursday allowed nearly 10,000 gallons of jet-A to spill into a containment area. Landmark Aviation, the FBO in charge of the fuel farm, was able to shut off the fuel after an alarm alerted personnel to the spill. “There was no damage,” a Landmark spokesman told AIN, “and things worked as designed.
The Transportation Security Administration on Friday released two sets of voluntary general aviation security action items (SAI) for FBOs and aircraft operators. The guidance documents do not constitute regulatory requirements and are based on a previously issued TSA publication. The agency noted that most of the measures recommended in the SAIs were included in the TSA’s “Security Guidelines for General Aviation Airports” dated May 2004.
A story in Monday’s USA Today that reported the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is working on “a massive expansion” of aviation security rules has the general aviation community on edge. Aviation groups are concerned that new security regulations could severely restrict the convenience and utility of GA aircraft.