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FAA and Singapore Sign Aviation Safety Agreement

Thursday, July 13, 2017
By George Hatcher
FAA and Singapore Sign Aviation Safety Agreement

FAA and Singapore Sign Aviation Safety Agreement SINGAPORE—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a milestone Maintenance Agreement Guidance (MAG) yesterday with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). The agreement allows for mutual surveillance conducted on certified repair stations located abroad for each of the agreement partners. It provides guidance for the implementation of... »

Egyptair Flight MS804 Almost A Year Later

Sunday, May 7, 2017
By George Hatcher
Egyptair Flight MS804 Almost A Year Later

Egyptair Flight MS804 (AKA EgyptAir Flight 804) was a Paris to Cairo flight that ended in the Mediterranean on May 19, 2016. Sixty-six people lost their lives: three security crew, fifty-six passengers, seven crew. Egyptian authorities published a progress report on 28/06/16 that the BEA repaired the recorders. On 17/06 that the Technical Investigation... »

Aviation Industry: Time for a Black Box Upgrade

Thursday, July 7, 2016
By George Hatcher
Aviation Industry: Time for a Black Box Upgrade

Woodland Hills, CA — (ReleaseWire) — 07/07/2016 –No one is saying that aircraft tracking doesn’t need an overhaul. It does. Examination of plane crash events demands it. Aviation experts have been asking for pinger battery improvements since a month after the crash of Air France 447 on 1 June 2009, when the pinger battery... »

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... »

Girardi | Keese Announces Lawsuit Filed Against Egyptian Government for Flight 9268 Tragedy

Friday, May 27, 2016
By George Hatcher
Girardi | Keese Announces Lawsuit Filed Against Egyptian Government for Flight 9268 Tragedy

The Crash of the Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg Flight Killed 224 People on October 31, 2015. A lawsuit has been filed against the Egyptian government on behalf of Edgar Iorgens, whose ex-wife Elena was one of the 224 victims of the terrorist attack on Metrojet Flight 9268. Iorgens’ complaint alleges that the plane’s... »

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... »

AAIB Program October2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015
By George Hatcher

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The Ironic Tragedy of Germanwings Flight 9525

Thursday, April 2, 2015
By George Hatcher
The Ironic Tragedy of Germanwings Flight 9525

Cockpit door designed to lock trouble out locks in Suicidal Pilot Pasadena, CA — (ReleaseWire) — 04/02/2015 — As an advocate (not a lawyer) of fair compensation for the victims of plane crashes, I have been closely following the story behind the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 and the now notorious 27-year-old co-pilot, Andreas... »

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... »

Press Release: FAA Proposes $295,750 Civil Penalty Against Skywest Airlines

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
By George Hatcher
Press Release: FAA Proposes $295,750 Civil Penalty Against Skywest Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $295,750 civil penalty against SkyWest Airlines, Inc. of St. George, Utah, for allegedly violating DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations. The FAA alleges SkyWest failed to include more than 150 safety?sensitive employees in its random drug testing pool. Further, SkyWest allegedly... »

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