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#FAA What might happen if a drone hits a person on the ground?

Saturday, April 29, 2017
By George Hatcher

What’s the risk of serious injury? Although the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) can’t yet definitively answer those questions, studies by a consortium of leading universities have made a start toward better understanding the risks of allowing small unmanned aircraft – or drones – to fly over people. The consortium that conducted the research includes... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

SkyWest Airlines Plane Returns to Tucson International Airport

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
By George Hatcher

A United airlines flight had to return and make an emergency landing at Tucson International Airport in Arizona, on February 7th. The plane, operated by SkyWest Airlines, took off for Los Angeles, California, but had to return shortly afterwards after the cabin filled with smoke. The plane landed uneventfully. All 73 passengers and 4... »

Three Killed after Small Plane Crashed at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
By George Hatcher

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  • Qantas Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Sydney https://t.co/nCHPM9UtuV
    about 5 hours ago
  • Air Creebec Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Cracked Windshield https://t.co/hVfxpsxTdo
    about 5 hours ago
  • Azur Air Flight Returns to Moscow due to Cabin Pressurization Problem https://t.co/OfVeAT5YXm
    about 5 hours ago
  • Small Plane Crashes near Buckeye, Arizona; Two Killed https://t.co/bemT3kbKoA
    about 5 hours ago
  • SA light plane crash leaves three dead https://t.co/xQLHmDvpdI via @SkyNewsAust
    about 12 hours ago