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Bad Weather Crash in Taiwan, after Typhoon Matmo

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
By George Hatcher
Bad Weather Crash in Taiwan, after Typhoon Matmo

On July 23, 2014, a fourteen year old TransAsia Airways ATR 72-212A with a crew of four and fifty-four passengers, was making a go-around prior to landing near Magong Airport in Taiwan, and instead of landing, TransAsia Airways flight GE222 impacted buildings and the ground. GE-222 flies from Kaohsiung to Magong. ATC lost contact... »

ATR-72-212 Engine Fire, Emergency Landing in Budapest

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
By George Hatcher

On 02-OCT-2013, a CSA Czech Airlines ATR-72-212 developed an engine fire after takeoff from Ferenc Liszt International Airport in Budapest Hungary. Witness report seeing a long trail of black smoke as the plane took off. Some report that smoke coming from the left side of the gearbox. Crew reported smoke in the cabin and... »

Update on the Associated Jet Crash in Nigeria

Saturday, October 5, 2013
By George Hatcher
Update on the Associated Jet Crash in Nigeria

On Oct 3, 2013, a twenty-three year old Associated Aviation Embraer EMB-120 was en route from Lagos to Akure to carry the deceased regional governor and family to his funeral in Akure when it crashed, killing 16. Four survivors were hospitalized. The NCAA said the airline had coverage and the plane’s paperwork and inspections... »

Associated Jet Crash in Nigeria

Thursday, October 3, 2013
By George Hatcher

On Oct 3, 2013, a twenty-three year old Associated Aviation Embraer EMB-120 was en route from Lagos to Akure to carry the deceased regional governor and family to his funeral in Akure. The Embraer developed engine trouble on take-off. (The failed engine was a Pratt & Whitney.) The plane struck a wooded area, a... »

UPS Crash in Birmingham Alabama

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
By George Hatcher
UPS Crash in Birmingham Alabama

A UPS Airbus A300F4-622R cargo jet en route from Louisville to Birmingham International Airport was on final approach to runway 1-8 when it crashed in Birmingham. The two pilots aboard sent no warning message, and died on impact. There is no indication yet if something in the cargo contributed to the crash, or if... »

Embraer Switching from GE to Pratt & Whitney

Thursday, January 10, 2013
By George Hatcher
Embraer Switching from GE to Pratt & Whitney

Embraer sent out a press release that it has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ Engines as the “Exclusive Power for Second Generation of E-Jets.” The Embraer E-Jets equipped with PurePower PW1700G and PW1900G engines will enter service in 2018, and promise improvements in fuel burn, emissions and noise reduction. The engine which... »

Munich Emergency Landing by Lufthansa/Air Dolomiti

Friday, May 18, 2012
By George Hatcher
Munich Emergency Landing by Lufthansa/Air Dolomiti

What: Lufthansa/Air Dolomiti Avion de Transport Regional ATR-72-500 en route from Munich to Venice Where: Munich When: May 17th 2012, 13:35 Who: 58 passengers and 4 crew Why: While en route ten minutes into the flight, the plane developed smoke in the cockpit and cabin. The crew returned to Munich. On approach to Munich,... »

Aruba-bound jet incurs Donkey Strike

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
By George Hatcher
Aruba-bound jet incurs Donkey Strike

What: Tiara Air Aruba Shorts 360-100 en route from Las Piedras Venezuela to Aruba Where: Las Piedras When: Dec 5th 2011 Who: 29 passengers, 4 crew Why: Taking off from Las Piedras, the plane struck a donkey with its right main gear. Pilots continued on to Aruba where they made a safe landing. There... »

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne X-51A WaveRider Team Vies for Collier Trophy

Friday, February 25, 2011
By George Hatcher

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is among seven nominees competing for one of the most prestigious awards in aerospace, the National Aeronautic Association’s (NAA) Robert J. Collier Trophy. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is being nominated as part of the team that powered the hypersonic X-51A WaveRider... »

Pratt & Whitney Purchases Patented Technology for EcoPower® Engine Wash

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
By George Hatcher

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Pratt & Whitney closed on an agreement with Gas Turbine Efficiency to purchase the assets of the company’s aviation business, which provides patented technology for Pratt & Whitney’s EcoPower engine wash service. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. Pratt &... »

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