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AGENDA ANNOUNCED FOR NTSB FORUM ON LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

Monday, April 8, 2013
By George Hatcher
AGENDA ANNOUNCED FOR NTSB FORUM ON LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

April 8, 2013 WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board today released the final agenda including the participants’ names, affiliations, and biographies for the forum on lithium ion batteries in transportation. The forum, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, April 11-12, starts at 9 am and will be held in the NTSB Board Room and... »

100 Dana ground victims demand compensation

Sunday, April 7, 2013
By George Hatcher

More than 100 ground victims are currently demanding compensation for property damage from the Dana plane crash last June. Claims running into billions of naira. At one point, they were told that the Lagos government planned to take the land to build a memorial to the crash victims. Owners have to provide valid certificates... »

Mayaguana Medical Evacuation Crash Kills 3 in Vehicle

Sunday, April 7, 2013
By George Hatcher
Mayaguana Medical Evacuation Crash Kills 3 in Vehicle

On April 4, 2013 about 12:30 am, a Leair Charter Service Limited Cessna 402C was landing in the process of a medical evacuation and collided with a parked truck being used to illuminate the runway. The pilot and passenger in the plane survived. The vehicle caught on fire, killing three occupants. The fatalities are... »

Beech Crashes in Big Bear Lake

Saturday, April 6, 2013
By George Hatcher
Beech Crashes in Big Bear Lake

The Beech A36 Bonanza crashed in Big Bear Lake had been cleared for landing when it crashed in Big Bear lake. The four people aboard were slightly injured. The plane lost power, and the pilot told ATC that the plane was not going to make it to the airport. The NTSB is investigating. Recommend... »

Aero Bravo 700 Agrícola Crashes in Perolândia, Goiás Brazil

Friday, April 5, 2013
By George Hatcher
Aero Bravo 700 Agrícola Crashes in Perolândia, Goiás Brazil

On April 5, 2013, an Aero Bravo 700 Agrícola spraying insecticide near the city of Perolândia crashed near GO-050 highway. The company was Planeta Viação Agrícolas. The fatal flight was to be the last run of the day. The plane had been spraying a cornfield when it crashed and caught on fire. Farm workers... »

Air France Flight 447

Thursday, April 4, 2013
By George Hatcher
Air France Flight 447

Air France 447 went down over the Atlantic in 2009. The fly-by-wire A330 incorporates technology that prevents the airplane from entering a stall, but during a complete loss of airspeed information, however, the system reverted to manual control. The final report said said the pilots were “completely surprised” by technical problems experienced at high... »

Crashed, Stolen, Force Landings on April 1 No Joke

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
By George Hatcher
Crashed, Stolen, Force Landings on April 1 No Joke

On April 1: A privately owned Reims Cessna F172E with two aboard made an emergency landing in Nome, Norway after an engine failed. Neither of the two aboard reported injury. An Ultralight suffered a mechanical failure in south Surrey, BC crashed and sustained damage. The pilot parachuted out into a field of blueberries, and... »

Knives to Fly Planes On April 25

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
By George Hatcher
Knives to Fly Planes On April 25

Knives are back and flight attendants aren’t happy. The TSA ban on knives is due to be lifted on April 25. The blade can be no longer than 2.36 inches. The coalition of Flight Attendant Unions lobbied in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Norfolk, Va, Chicago, Denver, Miami, New York LaGuardia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle,... »

A Word about Safety, Brazil and Towers

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
By George Hatcher

In George’s Point of View With aviation safety issues buzzing in the US because of the widespread tower closures, I was surprised to find US safety being held as a higher standard in a critique of Brazilian aviation by pilot Antônio Carlos Cruzeta. His article at *http://paduim.blogspot.com/2013/02/relato-de-um-piloto-de-linha-aerea.html pillories the conditions of flying in Brazil,... »

DATES FOR Boeing Battery INVESTIGATIVE HEARING

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
By George Hatcher
DATES FOR Boeing Battery INVESTIGATIVE HEARING

The National Transportation Safety Board announced today that its two-day investigative hearing into the Jan. 7 battery fire aboard a Boeing 787 at Boston’s Logan Airport will be held on April 23-24 at the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center in Washington, D.C. The hearing will focus on issues relating to the design, testing... »

Fullerton California Procedures Review Seminar

Monday, April 1, 2013
By George Hatcher

Coinciding with the announced scheduled closure of the Fullerton Air Traffic Control Tower, a seminar of the “non-tower operations procedures review” is scheduled at Fullerton airport on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Aviation Facilities, Inc at 4119 West Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92833. See Details View More Details Available Here... »

Air Mediterranée Airbus Runway Overrun

Saturday, March 30, 2013
By George Hatcher

On March 29, 3013, an Air Mediterranée Airbus A321-111 en route from Agadir-Al Massira International Airport to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport ran off the runway on landing at Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport. The flight from Dakar had a stopover in Agadir. The plane was mired in soft ground. Firefighters assisted the passengers out one by one... »

Bird strike Leads to Emergency Landing at Lagos Airport

Saturday, March 30, 2013
By George Hatcher

On March 28, 2013, a Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-800 en route from Lagos to Casablanca spent ten minutes in the air after a bird strike on takeoff. 126 were aboard when ten minutes into the flight, there was a bird strike that disabled an engine. The plane circled for about forty minutes to... »

Boeing Solution Discussed by CEO Jim McNerney

Friday, March 29, 2013
By George Hatcher
Boeing Solution Discussed by CEO Jim McNerney

At the US Chamber of Commerce’s aviation summit, Jim McNerney, the CEO of Boeing, said the expects the technical solution being tested now will resolve the 787′s battery system’s problem and return to flying soon. The Dreamliner was grounded January 16. Video Below Recommend on Facebook Share on Google Share on Linkedin Tweet about... »

Lot Airlines Temporary Boeing Fix

Friday, March 29, 2013
By George Hatcher
Lot Airlines Temporary Boeing Fix

Pending solutions for the incidents involving the aircraft’s lithium-ion battery produced by Tokyo- based GS Yuasa Corp, while waiting for Boeing 787′s to come out of hibernation, from April 12 to the end of May Lot Airlines is leasing an Airbus SAS from Portugal’s Hi Fly. The A330 flies 18 in business and 288... »

Sriwijaya Runway Overrun

Friday, March 29, 2013
By George Hatcher

On March 27, a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 en route from Medan to Padang had a runway overrun when landing at Padang at 18:00. The plane came to rest past the end of the (8860 feet) pavement. The Sriwijaya Boeing that skidded and closed the runway at Minangkabau International Airport on Wednesday 3/27/2013 has... »

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