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FAA Receives Unleaded Fuels Proposals in Safe Fuel Initiative

Thursday, July 10, 2014
By George Hatcher
FAA Receives Unleaded Fuels Proposals in Safe Fuel Initiative

FAA Receives Unleaded Fuels Proposals The Federal Aviation Administration announced today it has received ten replacement fuel proposals from producers Afton Chemical Company, Avgas LLC, Shell, Swift Fuels and a consortium of BP, TOTAL and Hjelmco, for further evaluation in the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI). The industry-government initiative is designed to help the... »

Tracking Down #MH370 or Physics of an Air Space Game of Marco Polo

Saturday, May 10, 2014
By George Hatcher
Tracking Down #MH370 or Physics of an Air Space Game of Marco Polo

The guessing/math triangulating the path of Inmarsat’s pings was the only thing experts seemed to agree on regarding to pinning down the location of Malaysia Airlines flight 370. Yet at the location, at least, the location according to the data laying out the path according to Inmarsat’s analysis, nothing was found in the recent... »

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... »

Bombardier CSeries Testing

Thursday, September 12, 2013
By George Hatcher
Bombardier CSeries Testing

The CSeries by Bombardier will be undergoing high-speed taxi tests on its new CSeries aircraft next week, after this weeks tests were foiled by dastardly weather. After high speed taxi testing will come stabilization tests on landing gear and vibration tests. The tests are being performed in Montreal outside on a dry runway at... »

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,... »

Safeland Technology

Monday, September 24, 2012
By George Hatcher
Safeland Technology

U.S. carriers including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines Inc are testing Aviation Safety Technologies LLC’s SafeLand concept, a new technology which is designed to provide numerical scores relaying accurate information about conditions on the tarmac. The system is still in development. The website touts AST’s SafeLand software as “the first-ever technology designed to leverage... »

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