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NASA – Large Commercial Jets, Single Pilot Operation Research.

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This subject has been overflying for a while. In the era of automation, the airlines are specially concerned about the lack of experienced pilots. Now, in an effort to solve the problem, NASA is looking into whether single pilots can fly large commercial jets so that the shortage of trained … Continue reading

Drones – An Rising Threat

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With the increased, unregulated, drone activity we are coming up to the point that is not about “how”, is about “when” an accident will happen. This year, there was a near-miss with an unidentified drone when it came close to hit an Airbus 320 at Heathrow airport, the Civil Aviation … Continue reading

Asiana Flights between ICN and SFO Banned.

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Asiana Airlines, South Korea’s second-largest carrier, was ordered to halt its daily flights to San Francisco after the crash while landing at the city’s airport in July last year killed three passengers. The airline won’t be allowed to fly to the city for 45 days from Seoul- Incheon airport, the … Continue reading

NTSB: Virgin SpaceShip Two Sole Survivor Was Thrown Away From the Craft.

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Meanwhile Peter Siebold, the sole survivor of the SpaceShip Two accident is still recovering at the hospital from a surgery on his shoulder, he was able to declare to NTSB investigators that he was thrown away from the vehicle when it disintegrated, he added that at some point during his … Continue reading

SpaceShip Two Pilot Survival – ….a Miracle.

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“It’s a great miracle that he did survive and survive in relatively good shape”, Virgin Galactic chief executive George Whitesides said. How SpaceShip Two pilot Peter Siebold survived the fall from extreme altitude a week ago while co-pilot Mike Alsbury died is not yet clear. SpaceShipTwo did not have ejection … Continue reading

Thai VietJet Approaching Departure.

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Thai VietJet Air (TVJA), the Thai parent company of Vietnam’s low-cost airline VietJet Air, is scheduled to take off next month. The airline is owned by Thailand’s Kannithi Aviation (51%) and VietJet Air (49%) is expected to obtain its air operator’s certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Department within the … Continue reading

Eastern Airlines Re-launch: Now looking for Flight Attendants.

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The relaunch of the once a legend Eastern Air Lines is approaching and is planned early next year, now is on the lookout for flight attendants. The Miami-based airline will hold a recruiting session the weekend of Nov. 22. Those interested in applying must first fill out a form online, … Continue reading

FAA Issues a New Icing Certification Rule

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The Federal Aviation Administration issued last Wesnesday a new rule amending the airworthiness standards aplicable to certain transport category aircraft certified for flight into known icing conditions. The FAA adopted this rule to improve the safety standards of those transport category airplanes operating in areas where supercooled large droplets – … Continue reading

Propeller Blade Smashes Through a Window on a Jazz Q400 Emergency Landing.

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A Jazz de Havilland Dash 8-400, flight QK-8481 from Calgary,AB to Grande Prairie,AB (Canada) with 71 passengers and 4 crew, was climbing out of Calgary when the crew stopped the climb at 4000 feet due to a blown tyre after departure from Calgary. The crew decided to divert to Edmonton … Continue reading

Indian Pilots and the PPC

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Indian airlines currently have almost 350 commercial pilots flying the skies with lapsed or invalid licences due to their failure to to renew their pilot’s proficiency check – PPC. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is now contemplating action against the heads of training department of these airlines, while … Continue reading

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