The FAA reauthorization bill introduced Feb. 3 by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will put FAA in charge of demonstrating remote tower technologies at seven airports in a pilot program that would be launched within six months. of the bill’s passage.
Egyptian investigators for the Metrojet Airbus A321 crash say it has not received “information indicating unlawful interference” or a “terrorist act” in the Oct. 31 crash, contradicting statements made by Russia’s Federal Security Police in mid-November that “a self-made explosive device equivalent of up to 1 kg of TNT” had been set off on board.
Turkish Airlines has made six changes to its processes and procedures following the March 4 excursion by an Airbus A330-300 landing at the Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, after a flawed non-precision instrument approach in fog and deteriorating visibility.
The crew of an Aer Arann ATR 72 flying for Aer Lingus is credited with “good airmanship” in finding a way to remove salt deposits that had completely blocked the view forward from the twin turboprop’s windscreen while attempting to land at Ireland’s Cork Airport in January 2014.
Whether they are being spotted on the approach to a busy airport, dropping on to the White House lawn or crashing while carrying drugs in Tijuana, the issues raised by unmanned aircraft arguably are the most controversial in aviation for decades.
ICAO will have to boost its budget by 3% to pay a Web-based information database to provide airlines, air navigation service providers and member states a source of safety information about the risks to flights over and within conflict zones.
The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER that crashed over Ukraine Thursday, killing all 298 on board, was shot down by a surface-to-air-missile (SAM) from territory controlled by Russian-supporting militants, US President Barack Obama said Friday.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is studying whether missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 may have been navigating between waypoints in the southern Indian Ocean when the aircraft’s satellite communications system last exchanged “handshakes” with an Inmarsat satellite and ground station in Perth, Australia, as it descended, most likely after running out of fuel.
FAA has dismissed requests for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) access to data from two of its voluntary safety reporting systems, one for technical services employees and one for air traffic controllers.
FAA on Tuesday issued a final rule that will give airlines and training providers five years to upgrade flight simulators and begin more comprehensive training of pilots for stall and upset incidents as well as for crosswind and gust events.
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