Skid

October 25, 2012 - 9:09am
Aviation Performance Solutions

The International Committee for Aviation Training in Extended Envelopes (Icatee) published an article this summer in the ICAO Training Report that said, “The number-one cause of commercial jet transport fatalities…[is] loss-of-control-in-flight (LOC-I).” Icatee chairman Sunjoo Advani said, “[The problem] cannot be simply solved through technology or through current pilot training paradigms.” Coincidentally, Boeing’s statistical summary of commercial jet airplane accidents worldwide operations 1959–2011 showed more fatalities caused by LOC-I accidents than by any other.

February 22, 2009 - 10:05am

While a 20-pound weight saving may not seem like much, every pilot knows even a small reduction in aircraft weight can make a difference in performance. Aeronautical Accessories (Booth No. 3975) received a supplemental type certificate in December for reduced-weight skid tubes for the Bell 206L, which are 20 pounds lighter than the existing skid tubes designed for the high cross-tube configuration.

 
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