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FAA Aviation Safety Rating for Kenya

Monday, February 27, 2017
By George Hatcher
FAA Aviation Safety Rating for Kenya

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has announced that Kenya complies with international safety standards. Kenya has been granted a Category 1 rating under the International Aviation Safety Assessment program. Kenya’s civil aviation authority meets International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. With a Category 1 rating, Kenyan air carriers can secure FAA... »

NTSB reports on Clear Air Turbulence

Saturday, February 25, 2017
By George Hatcher
NTSB reports on Clear Air Turbulence

Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of UNITED AIR LINES INC Accident occurred Friday, February 19, 2010 in Anchorage, AK Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/23/2017 Aircraft: BOEING 747, registration: N173UA Injuries: 1 Serious, 25 Minor, 236 Uninjured. NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal... »

FAA and Santa Monica Settlement

Saturday, January 28, 2017
By George Hatcher
FAA and Santa Monica Settlement

WASHINGTON–The Federal Aviation Administration and Santa Monica, California agreed on the future of Santa Monica Airport.The city agrees to maintain continuous and stable operation of the airport until December 31, 2028. After that date, Santa Monica has the right to close the airport.Santa Monica can shorten the airport’s single runway from 4,973 to 3,500... »

Nasa Begins the ACT-America campaign

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
By George Hatcher
Nasa Begins the  ACT-America campaign

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2016— NASA’s airborne experiment to improve scientists’ understanding of the sources of two powerful greenhouse gases and how they cycle into and out of the atmosphere begins now.The Atmospheric Carbon and Transport–America, or ACT-America campaign will measure concentrations of carbon dioxide and methane in relation to weather systems. The study will... »

Small Plane Crash-Landed in Reno

Thursday, May 26, 2016
By George Hatcher

A Cessna 182 plane crash-landed on McCarran Boulevard in Reno, Nevada, on May 24th. According to the FAA, the incident happened when the plane was attempting an emergency landing due to engine failure. No one was injured in the incident. The NTSB is investigating. Download article as PDF »

Intra-Agency UAS Surveillance Drone-Detecting Testing at JFK

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
By George Hatcher
Intra-Agency UAS Surveillance Drone-Detecting Testing at JFK

The FY 2016 Appropriations law mandates that the FAA continue research into detection of UAS in airport environments. Because the FAA has received reports about unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, or “drones”) around JFK, the FAA is developing drone detecting technology. FAA Senior Advisor on UAS Integration, Marke “Hoot” Gibson, said “This effort at JFK... »

FAA Moves Up Allegiant Air Audit from 2018 to 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016
By George Hatcher
FAA Moves Up Allegiant Air Audit from 2018 to 2016

The FAA has confirmed that it is moving the routine audit of Allegiant Air from 2018 to 2016. According to a statement, “The FAA is conducting a routine National Certificate Holder Evaluation of Allegiant Air. We do these on each U.S.-certificated airline every five years. We moved up the date for Allegiant’s evaluation from... »

MAK says the FlyDubai Pilots got into a fatal nosedive and couldn’t get out

Friday, April 8, 2016
By George Hatcher
MAK says the FlyDubai Pilots got into a fatal nosedive and couldn’t get out

The Interstate Aviation Committee investigation of the Boeing 737-800 registered A6-FDN operated by FlyDubai has updated their report. The information below is directly from that report. Mak indicated in a press release that two dimensional aircraft mockups and selected assemblies and units were examined to check the longitudinal control system operability. The units were... »

Four Killed after Small Plane Crashes in Idaho

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed near China Beach on the Palisades Reservoir in Idaho, on March 13th. The Cessna 182 aircraft crashed and burst into flames around 1 mile north of Alpine Airport, from where it departed. There were four people aboard at the time; all of them were killed in the crash. They were... »

Two Dead after Small Plane Crashes in New Mexico

Sunday, March 13, 2016
By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed near Ohkay Owingeh Airport in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, on March 11th. The single-engine Remos GX light sport airplane went down around 50 feet from the outer fence of the airport. There were two people aboard the plane, including the pilot Karen Ann Young, 46, and the co-pilot Thomas... »

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