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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... »

NTSB Safety Recommendations

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
By George Hatcher
NTSB Safety Recommendations

The NTSB issued 10new recommendations, including five to the FederalAviation Administration, three to the Flight Test Safety Committee, and the following two recommendations to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation: A-12-62 Commission an audit by qualified independent safety experts, before the start of the next major certification flight test program, to evaluate the company’s flight test safety... »

NTSB Warns Old Weather Data on Pilot Displays Can Contribute to Plane Crashes

Monday, June 25, 2012
By George Hatcher
NTSB Warns Old Weather Data on Pilot Displays Can Contribute to Plane Crashes

The NTSB has sent out a safety alert concerning weather information that is up to twenty minutes old, although it may be advertised as real time data. The discrepancy in time can be fatal when weather conditions are in rapid flux. The NTSB has related this old weather information to two recent crashes that... »

NTSB Safety Recommendations

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
By George Hatcher

National Transportation Safety Board Washington, DC 20594 April 10, 2012 The National Transportation Safety Board makes the following recommendations to the Reno Air Racing Association: Require aircraft owners, as a condition of eligibility to participate in the Reno National Championship Air Races, to provide an engineering evaluation that includes flight demonstrations and analysis within... »

NTSB Safety Recommendation A-12-7

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
By George Hatcher
NTSB Safety Recommendation A-12-7

The National Transportation Safety Board makes the following recommendation to the Federal Aviation Administration: Require repetitive inspection of Engine Components, Inc. cylinder assemblies produced between May 2003 and October 2009 (serial numbers 7709 through 52884) installed on Teledyne Continental Motors model 520 and 550 engines and removal of these cylinder assemblies once they reach... »

Kotaite Lecture on the Future of Aviation Safety

Friday, December 9, 2011
By George Hatcher

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A. P. Hersman delivered the 8th Annual Assad Kotaite Lecture last evening at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Headquarters in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Hosted by the Montreal Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society, the annual lecture is a tribute to Dr.Assad Kotaite, former Secretary General of ICAO... »

NTSB SAFETY RECOMMENDATION

Friday, July 8, 2011
By George Hatcher

National Transportation Safety Board Washington, DC 20594 July 7, 2011 http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/recletters/2011/A-11-056-059.pdf The National Transportation Safety Board makes the following recommendations to the Airborne Law Enforcement Association: Revise your standards to define pilot rest and ensure that pilots receive protected rest periods that are sufficient to minimize the likelihood of pilot fatigue during aviation operations.... »

NTSB Directive Contradicts Boeing Statement

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
By George Hatcher

On April 25, the NTSB released information about the April 1 Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300 fuselage incident where the rupture in the fuselage caused depressurization and forced pilots to make an emergency landing in Yuma. From the release The NTSB Materials Laboratory work is actively conducting additional inspections and examinations in the following areas:... »

NTSB Releases Safety Recommendations

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
By George Hatcher

Partial summary of what is included incorporate in Aircraft Flight Manuals a committed-to-stop point in the landing sequence subpart K operators and Part 142 training schools to incorporate the information establish, and ensure that pilots adhere to, standard operating procedures. principal operations inspectors ensure that pilots use the same checklists in operations that they... »

NTSB Safety Recommendation A-11-7 through -11

Friday, February 18, 2011
By George Hatcher

National Transportation Safety Board Washington, DC 20594 The National Transportation Safety Board recommends that the Federal Aviation Administration: Require Boeing to develop a method to protect the elevator power control unit input arm assembly on 737-300 through -500 series airplanes from foreign object debris. (A-11-7) Once Boeing has developed a method to protect the... »

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