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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... »

FAA Proposes $547,500 Civil Penalty Against Hawaiian Airlines

Sunday, April 13, 2014
By George Hatcher
FAA Proposes $547,500 Civil Penalty Against Hawaiian Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $547,500 Civil Penalty against Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. for operating a Boeing 767-300 that was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges Hawaiian operated the aircraft thousands of times when it was not in compliance with a July 2000 Airworthiness... »

FAA Announces the Republic of the Philippines’ Aviation Safety Rating

Sunday, April 13, 2014
By George Hatcher
FAA Announces the Republic of the Philippines’ Aviation Safety Rating

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the Republic of the Philippines complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and has been granted a Category 1 rating. The country previously held a Category 1 rating until January 2008, when it was downgraded to... »

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  • Republic Airways Flight Diverts to Washington Dulles International Airport https://t.co/OmxW0zREvn
    about 11 hours ago
  • Delta Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam https://t.co/GAcAhrrmNl
    about 11 hours ago
  • United Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in San Francisco https://t.co/5tNMEv1SVS
    about 11 hours ago
  • Flybe Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Amsterdam https://t.co/mlBN1J9BS8
    about 12 hours ago
  • BBC News - German airlines drop safety rule prompted by Germanwings crash - CRAZY https://t.co/nX5XvEkOK3
    about 13 hours ago