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Pinging for Egyptair MS 804 as the Clock Runs Out

Sunday, June 12, 2016
By George Hatcher
Pinging for Egyptair MS 804 as the Clock Runs Out

When a plane goes down in the ocean, the black boxes aboard have enough juice to ping for thirty days. The pingers on flight data recorders AKA “black boxes” last a minimum of 30 days. After 30 days, the devices are still active, but the sound on which searchers hone is expected to die... »

NTSB Issues Recommendations on Certification of Lithium-ion Batteries

Sunday, May 25, 2014
By George Hatcher

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Should Lithium Battery Transport be banned on Passenger jets?

Friday, April 18, 2014
By George Hatcher

The conversation about forbidding the transport of lithium metal batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft is based on fire risk these batteries present. Current fire control systems cannot suppress lithium metal battery fires, but the fears are that banning the transport will result in driving the shipment “underground.” What do you think should be... »

New Black Boxes with one big Upgrade

Thursday, April 3, 2014
By George Hatcher
New Black Boxes with one big Upgrade

The thirty-day ping life that black boxes are known for is about to be history, thanks to Radiant Power Corp, and Air France 477. After AF447, U.S. and European agencies decided to raise their expectations of black boxes. In 2011, they mandated a requirement that acoustic emergency transmitters be powered for at least 90... »

NTSB PROVIDES UPDATE ON BOEING 787 BATTERY FIRE INVESTIGATION

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
By George Hatcher
NTSB PROVIDES UPDATE ON BOEING 787 BATTERY FIRE INVESTIGATION

WASHINGTON – The investigative work into the Jan. 7, 2013, fire aboard a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 at Logan International Airport in Boston, is estimated to be completed by the end of March, the National Transportation Safety Board said today. The analytical and report writing phase of the investigation will follow the completion of... »

Anniversary of Bhoja Air Crash

Sunday, April 21, 2013
By George Hatcher

The anniversary of a plane crash is always a sad day; It is a day few people recall if they didn’t lose someone; It is a day remembered by children as the moment they found themselves orphaned–and mothers and fathers who found themselves without a child; and husbands and wives who found themselves widowed.... »

FAA Approves Boeing 787 Battery System Design

Sunday, April 21, 2013
By George Hatcher
FAA Approves Boeing 787 Battery System Design

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today took the next step in returning the Boeing 787 to flight by approving Boeing’s design for modifications to the 787 battery system. The changes are designed to address risks at the battery cell level, the battery level and the aircraft level. Next week, the FAA will issue instructions... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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    By KENNEDY KANGETHE, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 21 – The government working to secure the release of the two Kenyan pilots being held in South Sudan after a plane crashed in the rebel-controlled territory Upper Nile state. Foreign Affairs Communication Manager Edwin Limo says the abductors are ...
  • Woman, 63, killed after plane 'clipped a tree' and flipped over during crash landing – as a man, 68 ...
    A woman has died and a man has been rushed to hospital after a light plane crashed in Tasmania. The single-engine Cessna 182 aircraft the pair were travelling in overshot a private runway on a property in Tomahawk, in the state's northeast at about 4.20pm on Saturday. A 68-year-old man who was ...
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    Following his death in April 1994 in a plane crash, his party unleashed the genocide against the minority Tutsis, which killed 800000 men, women and children. Under Kagame, the economy has expanded, inequality has decreased and ethnic divisions have lessened. However, he runs a single-party ...
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    The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations is supporting the chief of Fond du Lac First Nation in calling for First Nations to be consulted about how federal transfer payments are distributed within treaty territories. The announcement comes after Chief Louis Mercredi went to Ottawa this week to ...
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    “9-1-1” 9 p.m. Fox — In the aftermath of a deadly plane crash, Bobby and team race to help the survivors, while Athena deals with panic and chaos at the airport. “Dynasty” 9 p.m. the CW — When Fallon is taken hostage, the rest of the family must come together to enact a rescue mission—but […]
  • Woman aviator killed in light plane crash
    TASMANIA'S aviation community is in shock over the death of an experienced and respected pilot after a fiery accident at the weekend. A single-engine Cessna 182 aircraft crashed while landing at a private airstrip at Boobyalla, near Tomahawk, in the state's North-East, about 5.45pm on Saturday.
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