Grounded By The Pandemic, Air Shows Are Launching Again
After hundreds of North American air shows were canceled last year due to the pandemic, the performers are launching for glory again.
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NTSB Cites ADS-B Lapses In Alaska Midair Collision

By Bill Carey Apr 21, 2021
A Safety Management System might have forewarned the operator of a sightseeing floatplane involved in a 2019 midair collision over Alaska that the aircraft’s avionics were not providing adequate situational awareness, the NTSB contends.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Checklist: Reducing NOTAM Clutter

By Bill Carey Apr 16, 2021
NOTAM process needs revision
Business Aviation
Do Multi-Function Displays Disengage Pilot Brains?
Examining automated systems and situation awareness.
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Tangled in the Details, Part 2

By Ross Detwiler Apr 15, 2021
Blowing sand and confusion in the Sudan
Flight Deck

Garmin and Scandinavian Avionics Develop ATR ADS-B Retrofit Solution

By Lindsay Bjerregaard Apr 14, 2021
The companies have received EASA approval for a supplemental type certificate covering all ATR models -500 and earlier.
Interiors & Connectivity

It Was Supposed To Extend

By Roger Cox Apr 14, 2021
When a design is supposed to be bulletproof and a procedure is supposed to work every time, and it doesn’t, you start off thinking the crew didn’t…
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Tangled in the Details, Part 1

By Ross Detwiler Apr 13, 2021
Details of how a flight crew mismanages descent at SFO
Flight Deck

Will SMS Improve Part 135 Safety?

By Roger Cox Apr 13, 2021
Understanding why more companies haven't implemented SMS.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

UK CAA Details Post-Brexit Pilots’ License Plan

By Victoria Moores Apr 12, 2021
UK air crew who moved to an EASA pilots’ license because of the UK’s departure from the EU (Brexit) can now apply to get their UK license back, alongside their EASA certification.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Checklist: Safety Management Systems

By Bill Carey Apr 07, 2021
The NTSB recommends Safety Management Systems for Part 135 and 91 operators.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Island Express S-76 Accident: Safety Board Questions

By Roger Cox Apr 07, 2021
There's more to learn from the Island Express S-76 accident that killed Kobe Bryant and his daughter.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Safety Management Systems Top NTSB ‘Wanted’ List

By Bill Carey Apr 06, 2021
The U.S. NTSB on April 6 reiterated its call for the FAA to require passenger-carrying charter and general aviation operators to implement safety management systems.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Island Express S-76 Accident: The Investigation

By Roger Cox Apr 06, 2021
Safety Board focuses on operational, human performance and organizational factors.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

NextGen Benefits Trail Expectations, DOT OIG Report Says

By Bill Carey Apr 05, 2021
Benefits of the FAA’s long-running NextGen air traffic control modernization are difficult to measure and have not kept pace with initial projections, the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has found.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Viewpoint: Collateral Effects Of GPS Jamming

Richard Kane Apr 05, 2021
Industry trade groups are seeking to deal with issues related to the intentional jamming of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) for defense exercises…
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Industry, FAA Make Case For Aviation Infrastructure

By Bill Carey Apr 01, 2021
The ground-based air navigation infrastructure is aging and in need of repair, industry and FAA speakers warned March 31 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Choosing to Take a Risk

By Roger Cox Apr 01, 2021
The Island Express S-76 accident and spacial disorientation.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

GA Industry: Use Us To Ramp Up COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

By Angus Batey Mar 31, 2021
Business and general aviation is playing a vital role in the global effort to vaccinate people against the COVID-19 virus.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Ground-Based Navaid Suppliers Form Alliance

By Bill Carey Mar 31, 2021
Navigation system suppliers have aligned to lobby the U.S. government for increased investment in legacy ground-based navigational aids.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Opinion: How To Achieve Diverse And Inclusive Advanced Air Mobility

Ella M. Atkins Mar 30, 2021
We must get autonomy and data management right, despite security, validation and verification, trust and legacy transition challenges.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Oh Hail!

By Patrick Veillette, Ph.D. Mar 30, 2021
Hail encounters can cause substantial damage to your aircraft and make flying difficult
Safety, Ops & Regulation

UK-EU Permit Talks Continue Ahead Of March 31 Deadline

By Angus Batey Mar 26, 2021
Holders of Italian and French Air Operator Certificates may find themselves with a competitive edge over operators based in other EU nations beginning April 1, as the European business aviation market reaches its first significant regulatory deadline of the post-Brexit era.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Controllers Raise Alarm Over Nav Canada Cuts

By Bill Carey Mar 26, 2021
Eighty percent of Canadian air traffic controllers say public safety will be placed at risk if Nav Canada proceeds with planned area control center layoffs and tower closures, according to the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association (CATCA).
Safety, Ops & Regulation

How to Conduct a Peer Review

By James Albright Mar 25, 2021
Six suggestions for peer reviews
Maintenance & Training