GE Digital Signs MOU With Flapz For Flight Safety Data

By Molly McMillin Oct 19, 2021
GE Digital has signed a memo of understanding with Flapz to provide personalized data about each flight under a program called Safety Insight for Business Jets.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Splashdown in the Caribbean: Investigating The Accident

By Roger Cox Oct 18, 2021
The investigation of the Cessna 208 Caravan collision and ditching in Belize.
Safety, Ops & Regulation
Splashdown in the Caribbean: What Happened
Cessna 208 Caravan collision and ditching in Belize.
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Go-Around Decision-Making: What's The Best Approach?

By James Albright Oct 14, 2021
A Flight Safety Foundation study says pilots execute go-arounds only 3% of the time when an approach exceeds stable approach criteria.
NBAA

NBAA International Operations Committee Sets Streamlined LOA Process

By James Albright Oct 14, 2021
To understand the new streamlined Letters of Authorization, one needs to understand how bad the old monthslong process was.
NBAA

Embraer Sets Sustainability Goals And Actions To Meet Them

By Molly McMillin Oct 13, 2021
Embraer Executive Jets will combine increased use of sustainable aviation fuels with new technologies to meet its sustainability goals.
NBAA

Small Operator Safety Considerations

By James Albright Oct 13, 2021
A Small Operator Symposium speaker had a common sense—but jarring—demand: “We need to stop crashing aircraft.”
NBAA

NBAA-BACE Safety Conference: We’re Lousy Self-Evaluators

Rob Mark Oct 12, 2021
Pilots continue to repeat the same mistakes, believing their flying savvy will allow them to escape bad situations
NBAA

Singapore To Open Vaccinated Travel Lanes With More Countries

By Chen Chuanren Oct 11, 2021
A day after announcing a vaccinated travel lane (VTL) with South Korea, the Singapore government revealed eight more partner countries in Europe and North America.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

NetJets Waiting List Exceeds 1,000 As Demand Swells

By Molly McMillin Oct 08, 2021
NetJets has paused sales of its jet cards, fractional shares and leases of its Embraer Phenom jets, Textron Aviation Citation XLS and Citation Latitude aircraft, an expansion of an earlier temporary halt of sales because of unprecedented demand for the products.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

2021 Looks Like Key Year For Sustainable Aviation Fuel

By Kevin Michaels Oct 08, 2021
Europe will start requiring SAF in 2025, gradually ramping up the required percentage. U.S. considers SAF tax credits.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Lightning Damage to Aircraft, Part 2

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. Oct 07, 2021
Our study of aircraft lightning strikes determined that engines were flamed out in a total of 5% of the incidents involving turbojets, and in 8% of…
Safety, Ops & Regulation
Singapore Identifies eVTOL As Part Of Long-Term Vision
Speaking at the AviationWeek Asia Aerospace Leadership Forum, the Executive Vice President of Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) said the country has “tremendous interest” in eVTOL development. 
guy.ferneyhoug… Wed, 10/06/2021 - 11:12
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Association Urges Re-Think Of Communications Loss Protocols
Some jurisdictions are over-reacting when civil aircraft lose communications with air traffic control (ATC), holding operators accountable for costs associated with military intervention and creating a culture of blame, rather than one that fosters learning lessons and improving protocols, the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) warned.
natalia.pelayo… Tue, 10/05/2021 - 21:29
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UK Regulator Forms eVTOL Safety Consortium With AAM Industry

By Tony Osborne Oct 05, 2021
The CAA-led eVTOL Safety Leadership Group includes potential operators, manufacturers, rotorcraft experts and aviation companies which have been brought together to foster understanding of the aviation safety implications of advanced air mobility.  
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Does Weather Cause Accidents?

By Roger Cox Oct 04, 2021
When two accidents are very similar but have two different conclusions, why is weather the cause for only one?
Safety, Ops & Regulation
FAA Needs New Noise Metrics For PBN Procedures, GAO Says
The FAA needs to use additional noise metrics to assess the impact of implementing performance-based navigation (PBN) procedures at airports to avoid legal challenges and delays, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended.
natalia.pelayo… Tue, 09/28/2021 - 20:44
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Departure-Optimization Software Ready For Deployment, FAA Says
The FAA is set to begin widespread deployment of software that integrates data from several existing systems and calculates optimal pushback times to minimize delays between the gate and departure.
natalia.pelayo… Tue, 09/28/2021 - 19:26
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Balked Landings, Part 3

By James Albright Sep 28, 2021
Pilots should also consider engine spool-up time and flight director guidance.
Maintenance & Training

U.S. Passengers Face Inconsistent Travel Rules In Europe

By Helen Massy-Beresford Sep 24, 2021
Despite top-down recommendations from the European Council, EU member states are managing their own travel rules in different ways which has created confusion.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Checklist: Aircraft Service Bulletins

BCA Staff Sep 24, 2021
Compliance with manufacturer's service bulletins may or may not be mandatory, but should never be ignored.
Maintenance & Training

Environmental Groups Urge Tougher U.S. Carbon Standard For Aircraft

By Graham Warwick Sep 23, 2021
Environmental groups have renewed their call for the U.S. government to set a tougher rule for aircraft greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions than the CO2 certification standard agreed by ICAO.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

SMS Unplugged: Reporting And Next Steps

Dave Huntzinger, Ph.D. Sep 23, 2021
Reporting, investigating, communicating and training—and SMS systems for small operators.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Airbus Starts Electrical Backup System Flight Tests

By Tony Osborne Sep 22, 2021
The EBS system uses a 100-kW electric motor connected to the main gearbox which could provide up to 30 sec. of additional power in the event of an engine failure, allowing the pilot to make a safe auto-rotation landing.
Emerging Technologies

SMS Unplugged

Dave Huntzinger, Ph.D. Sep 22, 2021
The simplified safety management system implementation plan.
Safety, Ops & Regulation