FAA – UPS Crash, as Usual the Pilots are To Blame.

FAA accident investigators determined that a series of pilot’s errors and violations of safety procedures as the primary cause of the UPS Airbus A300-600 crash at Birmingham, AL (USA) on Aug 14th 2013. Both pilots died in the pre-dawn accident when the aircraft crashed a short distance from the Birmingham … Continue reading

Elvis Aircrafts for Sale

Elvis Presley’s aircrafts are for sale. This week the broker website Controller offered for purchase the Convair 880 – N880EP “Lisa Marie” and the Lockheed Jetstar 6 N777EP Hound Dog II. The CV-880 and Jetstar have been fixtures in Memphis since 1985, greeting tourists as they park at and enter … Continue reading

Final Report Lion Air Flight 904 – Pilot Error

The final report into the crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737-800 aircraft on short finals to land at Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai International airport on 13 April 2013 has identified several safety issues around the skill of the pilots and the carrier’s emergency response procedures. The National Transportation Safety Committee … Continue reading

Cirrus With Unconscious Pilot Goes into Ocean

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — A Cirrus pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation’s capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday into the Atlantic Ocean, the Coast Guard said. Crews searched the waters … Continue reading

Thai Lion Air First Officer Faints in Flight and Later Dies

A Thai Lion Air B737-900 performing flight SL8537, from Hat Yai (Thailand) to Bangkok Don Mueang Intl. Airport, with 152 passengers on board, was forced to return to Hat Yai after the First Officer lost consciousness 20 minutes after takeoff. The flight had departed from Hat Yai at 12:15PM and … Continue reading

FAA Bans US Based Carriers to Stop Flying over Syria

The FAA – Federal Aviation Administration, has ordered airlines based in the United States to stop flying over Syria, citing a “serious potential threat” to civil planes. The FAA ordered last Monday to all airlines based in the United States to stop flying over Syria, citing a “serious potential threat” … Continue reading

The Stabilized Approach.

For several years the highest percentage of incidents and accidents has occurred during the approach and landing phases. According to a Flight Safety Foundation study, 46 percent of the 250 worldwide accidents of the period 2002-2011 happened during approach, landing or go-around. Although operators can specify different minimums criteria for … Continue reading

A350 XWB route proving: Visiting 5 Southern Hemisphere airports

Airbus’ MSN005 developmental A350 XWB jetliner continues on the third trip of its global route-proving tour to demonstrate the aircraft’s readiness for airline operations. In this phase, the aircraft received warm welcomes in Johannesburg, South Africa; Sydney, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Santiago, Chile then flew to Sao Paulo, Brazil before … Continue reading

Boeing Forecasts a Rising Demand of Pilots and Technicians

Boeing predicts a continued strong growth in demand for commercial aviation pilots and maintenance technicians as the global fleet expands over the next 20 years. Boeing’s 2014 Pilot and Technician Outlook, released today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, projects that between 2014 and 2033, the world’s aviation system will require: • … Continue reading

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