Takeoff

July 8, 2010 - 9:24am

The Mexican-registered twinjet was substantially damaged when it departed the runway on takeoff from Eagle County Regional Airport en route to Chihuahua, Mexico. The airport manager told investigators that the jet’s left main landing gear tire “blew” during the departure roll, and the captain was unable to stop the airplane in the remaining distance.

July 7, 2010 - 8:00am

Aircraft performance is a subject that many pilots dread, during both preflight planning and post-lunch ground school sessions in stuffy classrooms when the lines on flight manual charts blend together as eyelids droop and weary brains reject the stimulus of yet more caffeine.

June 29, 2010 - 12:00pm

A U.S. district court ruling on June 17 rejected the claim by plaintiff Excel-Jet that the June 22, 2006, takeoff crash of the experimental single-engine Sport-Jet was caused by wake turbulence.

May 10, 2010 - 10:26am

Bombardier Learjet 55, Casper, Wyo., March 17, 2009–The flight crew’s failure to follow manufacturer’s emergency procedures for a high-energy stop inspection following a rejected takeoff was to blame for the accident, which damaged the Canadian-registered twinjet after a second takeoff attempt.

May 10, 2010 - 10:26am

Bombardier Learjet 55, Casper, Wyo., March 17, 2009–The flight crew’s failure to follow manufacturer’s emergency procedures for a high-energy stop inspection following a rejected takeoff was to blame for the accident, which damaged the Canadian-registered twinjet after a second takeoff attempt.

May 10, 2010 - 9:37am

Flight planning Web site FltPlan.com is now offering runway analysis services by Aircraft Performance Group (APG) integrated with flight planning. Runway analysis may allow departures at heavier maximum takeoff weights, according to FltPlan.com, thanks to APG’s Airport Analyzer.

February 24, 2010 - 10:03am

Dassault Falcon 20C, Eagle, Colo., Jan. 8, 2010–The Mexican-registered twinjet suffered substantial damage when it skidded off the runway during an aborted takeoff attempt. According to the airport manager and the Falcon’s captain, the left main gear tire “blew” during the departure roll, and the captain was unable to stop the aircraft in the distance remaining.

January 27, 2010 - 10:51am

Jim Deuvall has written and published a handy primer on aircraft performance that can help pilots expand their understanding of how jets perform.

December 29, 2009 - 8:35am

Bombardier Learjet 55, Casper, Wyo., March. 17, 2009–The Canadian-registered Learjet, operated by Sunwest Aviation, suffered substantial damage due to burst tires and a landing gear fire after a second aborted takeoff run at Natrona County International Airport.

November 25, 2009 - 7:48am

The FAA is still investigating what caused an Aruban-registered Airbus A319 Corporate Jetliner to lose its emergency slide shortly after takeoff from Dallas Love Field last month. The privately owned business jet was on a routine maintenance-related test flight out of StandardAero’s Associated Air Center. According to initial reports, both the emergency slide and door fell off the aircraft.

 
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