News and information on safety procedures and concerns.


Osprey Crash Triggers Worldwide Grounding

Tiltrotor crashes in the last two years have killed 20
MV-22 Osprey

NTSB, FAA Taking Deeper Dive in Mental Health Issues

Trust is significant barrier for pilots seeking help
NTSB vice chair Bruce Landsberg and Chair Jennifer Homendy at summit (Photo: Kerry Lynch)

Europe's Free Route Airspace Opens Up Direct Routes

Free route airspace expansion has been implemented by control centers in Maastricht and Karlsruhe
Eurocontrol’s Maastricht Upper Area Control and the DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung’s Upper Area Control Center

FAA ARC To Tackle Mental Health Barriers

ARC announcement came as NTSB holds summit on mental health issues in aviation
Jennifer Homendy

South Korea Accepts Country’s First Embraer Praetor 600

Specially equipped aircraft will perform navaid inspections and other duties
Korean Flight Inspection Service Center Embraer Praetor 600

Early Winter Snow Stops Flights at Munich Airport

All flights into Munich were canceled on December 2 due to snowstorm
Cessna Citation aircraft trapped in snow at Munich International Airport

Focus on FOQA at Citation Jet Pilots Convention

CJP members have an enviable safety record
Charlie Precourt Citation Jet Pilots meeting

FAA Revises Safety Alert on 5G Interference

Update encourages operators to upgrade to 5G-resistant radar altimeters

AINsight: Wait, Wait, Don’t Take Off!

Runway incursions involving business jets are on the rise as crews misunderstand line up and wait instructions
A Learjet crosses in front of a landing Embraer jet at Boston's Logan International Airport

NBAA Publishes Runway Excursion Prevention Guide

Veering off of or overrunning runways is a leading cause of business jet accidents
Gulfstream G150 overrun

Accidental Hangar Foam Discharge Strikes Again

Several jets and piston aircraft exposed to corrosive fire-suppression foam
Training and Workforce

Central Flying Service To Run Arkansas Aviation Academy

The new flight training center is a partnership with the University of Central Arkansas
University of Central Arkansas flight training academy uses Tecnam aircraft

Argus Recognizes Saudia Private with Base Ops Audit Award

The audit focuses on reducing ground incidents and aircraft damage
Regulations and Government

Pilot Mental Health Takes Center Stage in FAA's Latest Initiative

New committee to advise on reporting and evaluation of pilots' well-being
Training and Workforce

Emirates to Expand Pilot Training By 54 Percent in 2024

The PilotsGlobal platform has processed 22,000 pilot referrals across Middle East vacancies.
Nimrod Meuleman at the Emirates CAE Training center

Dallas Company Offers Air Crew Mental Health Services

With the FAA announcing a new pilot mental health initiative, Crewise looks to help
Crewise COO and co-founder Whitney Bohac

NBAA Forms Runway Safety Group

Group will explore recent incursions and other safety events
The path of a  Hawker 850XP attempting to take off from Houston Hobby Airport before it collided with a Cessna Citation Mustang. (Image: National Transportation Safety Board)

Skyryse Claims First Automated Autorotation Landing

The company aims to roll out the first production example of its converted R66 helicopter in early 2024
Skyryse is modifying Robinson R66 helicopters to use its automated flight controls

PC-24 Loss of Control Incident Under Investigation

Aircraft suddenly lost 1,000 feet in altitude while climbing through 24,000 feet

Safety Standdown Addresses Integrity Impact on Safety

Integrity means more than just bolting on a safety program
Bombardier Safety Standdown 2023

EBAA Summit in Cologne To Boost Data4Safety Initiative

European business aviation group will push for safety excellence at annual meeting
EBAA Safety Summit

Turkey Bans Business Aviation Flights En Route to Armenia

An overflight ban imposed on an Armenian airline has been retained for all private aircraft, according to the Ops Group
Map showing Turkey and Armenia

Bombardier’s 27th Standdown To Focus on Integrity in Safety

The event brings together aviation professionals in Wichita and online

A Deeper Look into Part 135 Cargo Ops Accidents

Cargo ops account for 22 percent of lower 48 Part 135 crashes
Ameriflight Fairchild Metroliner (N370AE)
Charter & Fractional

Charter and Management Firm CapJet Rebrands as Fly Tru

Texas-based operator pledges high levels of transparency over costs, aircraft condition, and crew
CapJet Gulfstream G200 aircraft
Regulations and Government

EBAA Appoints Holger Krahmer as New Secretary General

The European business aviation group's new leader comes from the automotive industry
Holger Krahmer is the new secretary general of the European Business Aviation Association.

Operational Data Supports Active UPRT Programs

Program reduced precursor upset conditions by 50 percent

AINsight: Fuelish Mistakes

Workarounds and inattention blindness defeat fueling error defenses
NATA image of avgas fueling (Photo: NATA/Steve Berry)

SpaceX Astronauts Jared Isaacman and Dr. Sian Proctor Talk Space Exploration and Aviation

The two civilians crewed SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission together.
Dr. Sian Proctor and Jared Isaacman

Dassault Falcon, Aviation Manuals Formalize Alliance

Aviation Manuals’ compliance program now part of Dassault Falcon’s delivery process.
Aviation Manuals and Dassault alliance