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Helicopter Firm Reviews their SMS – Safety Management System. Source: Otago Daily Times.

A Queenstown helicopter company is reviewing its safety processes after four crashes in three years. A report into the last of the crashes, on September 12, 2016, at Mt Sale, north of Arrowtown, was released by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) yesterday. It found the helicopter's approach was "relatively fast, low and close to the landing site". "This is [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|

Additional Harness Systems that Allow for Rapid Egress. Source: NTSB.

Executive Summary: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is providing the following information to urge the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to take immediate action on this urgent safety recommendation to ensure that, if a harness system is used for an open-door passenger flight, it allows for rapid egress from the aircraft in the event of an emergency. This recommendation is [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|

Collision with Terrain Hageland Aviation Services, Cessna 208B, N208SD. CRM as one of the main causes. Report published by NTSB.

Executive Summary: ​On October 2, 2016, about 1157 Alaska daylight time, Ravn Connect flight 3153, a turbine-powered Cessna 208B Grand Caravan airplane, N208SD, collided with steep, mountainous terrain about 10 nautical miles northwest of Togiak Airport (PATG), Togiak, Alaska. The two commercial pilots and the passenger were killed, and the airplane was destroyed. The scheduled commuter flight was operated under [...]

By | April 30th, 2018|

News on Recent Bird Strikes. Our Robotic falconry would prevent it.

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By | April 22nd, 2018|

Incident: Blue B738 at Bucharest on Apr 22nd 2018, hydraulic failure. Source: Aviation Herald.

A Blue Air Boeing 737-800, registration YR-BMH performing flight 0B-169 from Bucharest Otopeni (Romania) to Tel Aviv (Israel), was climbing out of Bucharest's runway 26L when the crew requested to stop the climb at FL170 due to a technical issue. The crew subsequently decided to return to Otopeni Airport advising of a technical problem, no emergency or urgency was declared [...]

By | April 22nd, 2018|

Incident: ANZ B789 at Auckland on Apr 21st 2018, cabin did not pressurize properly. Source: The Aviation Herald.

An ANZ Air New Zealand Boeing 787-900, registration ZK-NZL performing flight NZ-99 from Auckland (New Zealand) to Tokyo Narita (Japan) with 256 people on board, was climbing out of Auckland when the crew stopped the climb at FL200 due to problems with the cabin pressure. The aircraft entered a hold at FL200 for about one hour, descended to FL150 for [...]

By | April 21st, 2018|