Public Notification

Update to “Cold Temperature Restricted Airports” list

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
By George Hatcher
Update to “Cold Temperature Restricted Airports” list

Subject: Update to “Cold Temperature Restricted Airports” list located in Notice to Airmen Publication (NTAP) Graphic Notices. www/faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/notices. Purpose: This publication provides operators with information related to cold temperature altitude restrictions. It contains the addition and subtraction of airports to the Cold Temperature Restricted Airports list located in the NTAP. Background: In response to... »

#MH17 Public Statements

Thursday, July 17, 2014
By George Hatcher

FROM THE FAA: On the evening of July 17, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a Notice to Airman (NOTAM) prohibiting U.S. flight operations until further notice, in the airspace over eastern Ukraine, due to recent events and the potential for continued hazardous activities. The restricted area includes the entire Simferopol and Dnepropetrovsk flight information... »

Embraer Issues Worldwide Alert after VA Found Fault in Aircraft’s Bolts

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
By George Hatcher
Embraer Issues Worldwide Alert after VA Found Fault in Aircraft’s Bolts

Embraer has issued a worldwide alert after heavy maintenance carried out by Virgin Australia on June 26-26 pointed out a fault in the engine-holding bolts of Embraer 190 aircrafts. Out of 17 Embraer 190 aircraft present in the fleet, 9 had issues with the bolts which hold the aircraft’s engine in the engine pylon,... »

Press Release: Airline Consumer Complaints Down From Previous Year

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
By George Hatcher
Press Release: Airline Consumer Complaints Down From Previous Year

WASHINGTON – Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division during the first nine months of this year were down 14.1 percent from the first nine months of 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today. From January to September 2013, the Department received 10,439 consumer... »

DOT Fines US Airways for Failure to Provide Wheelchair Assistance to Passengers with Disabilities

Monday, November 4, 2013
By George Hatcher

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined US Airways $1.2 million for failing to provide adequate wheelchair assistance to passengers in Philadelphia and Charlotte, N.C. The fine is one of the largest ever assessed by DOT in a disability case. “All air travelers deserve to be treated equally and with respect,... »

Respond now to NTSB ISSUING FINAL RULE IN RESPONSE TO PILOT’S BILL OF RIGHTS

Friday, September 20, 2013
By George Hatcher
Respond now to NTSB ISSUING FINAL RULE IN RESPONSE TO PILOT’S BILL OF RIGHTS

The National Transportation Safety Board announced today that it has issued a Final Rule to implement several changes to its Rules of Practice applicable to aviation certificate enforcement appeals. This final rule responds to public comments received by the NTSB as a result of an interim final rule (IFR) it issued last October. The... »

NTSB TO OFFER TRAINING

Thursday, August 8, 2013
By George Hatcher
NTSB TO OFFER TRAINING

The National Transportation Safety Board is devoting two days at its Training Center to offer guidance to aviation public affairs professionals on how to most effectively manage emergency communications following a major aircraft accident or incident. The training will be offered on October 24-25, 2013, at the NTSB Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia, (near... »

Aviation Week

Thursday, August 1, 2013
By George Hatcher
Aviation Week

Just a note: There’s an Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture show in Oshkosh right now, AKA The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. Here’s the website (Click the link or image) World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration And Scott Walker, 45th governor of Wisconsin has declared this week to be Wisconsin Aviation Week. Download article as PDF »

Comoros Crash Final Report (BEA)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
By George Hatcher
Comoros Crash Final Report (BEA)

Comoros’ L’Agence Nationale de l’Aviation Civile et de la Météorologie de l’Union des Comore has released their final report. Final BEA Report below Final report (French) Download article as PDF »

NTSB Issues 9 New Safety Recommendations

Monday, May 6, 2013
By George Hatcher
NTSB Issues 9 New Safety Recommendations

NTSB Issues Nine New Safety Recommendations as a Result of Its Investigation of the 8/26/2011 Crash of a Eurocopter AS350 B2 Near Mosby, Missouri May 6, 2013 The National Transportation Safety Board Issues the Following Recommendations to the Following Organizations: Prohibit flight crewmembers in 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 and 91 subpart... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Incorrect weight caused Sunshine Coast light plane crash, expert report rules
    Investigators have ruled the cause of a light plane crash on the Sunshine Coast last year was incorrect weight distribution, which increased the chance of a mid-air stall and destabilised the aircraft. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau released its crash report on Tuesday after the South ...
  • Questions remain over Vic DFO plane crash
    One year after a fatal light plane crash at a Melbourne shopping centre, the cause remains unknown and a fresh investigation has been launched. Updated Updated 2 hours ago. Five men were killed when a light plane plunged into a Melbourne shopping centre and a year later investigators are still ...
  • Rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    Time is ticking as Iranian rescue teams search the Zagros Mountains trying to locate the wreckage of a missing Aseman Airliner that crashed there on Sunday morning with 66 people on board. The missing plane was an ATR 72-500 twin-engine turboprop. It left the capital city of Tehran to Yasuj, ...
  • Iranian rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims The Associated Press. In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims weep in the village of Bideh, at the area that the plane crashed, southern Iran, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.
  • Iranian Plane Crash Site Found, All 65 on Board Reportedly Killed
    Search and rescue forces on Monday located the crash site of a plane in Iran where all passengers and crew were killed, according to Iran's Press TV. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72—a small, short-distance twin engine plane—had 65 people on board when it crashed into Mount Dena in southern Iran on ...
  • WY Plane Crash
    The plane crashed around 3 p.m. Sunday a mile north of Evanston. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine plane was a Socata TBM-700. Unita County sheriff's officials said Monday the plane is registered to William and Michelle Patterson and they are believed to ...
  • One dead in plane crash south of Carson City
    One person is confirmed dead in the crash of a twin-engined light passenger plane off of Hobo Hot Springs Road south of ...
  • Pilot in Longmont plane crash remains in serious condition
    An airplane lies on its roof along the runway at Vance Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont on Friday afternoon. (Lewis Geyer / Staff Photographer). The pilot of a small plane that crashed on Friday remains in serious condition and the flight instructor has since been released from the hospital, according ...
  • Ramaphosa sends condolences to Iran after plane crash
    "On behalf of the government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed a message of condolences to the government and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran following the plane crash that occurred in the Zagros Mountain Range on ...
  • Rescuers reach plane crash site in Iran mountains
    A group of relatives of passengers of an Iran Aseman Airline flight gathers around a mosque at the Mehr-Abad airport in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday after reports that the plane had crashed. Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA-EFE. Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Rescue teams reached the snow-capped mountains of ...

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