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Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control Accidents


June 23- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the general aviation (GA) communitys national #FlySafe campaign is designed to educate GA pilots about the best practices to calculate and predict aircraft performance and to operate within established aircraft limitations. What is Loss of Control (LOC)?An LOC accident involves an unintended departure of an aircraft from controlled flight. LOC can happen when the aircraft enters a flight regime that is outside its normal flight envelope and quickly develops into a stall or spin. It can introduce an element of surprise for the pilot. Expect the UnexpectedFatal aviation accidents often result from a pilots inappropriate response to an unexpected event. Some pilots may experience a startle response when faced with an unexpected situation or freeze or panic during an emergency. These events can quickly create a situation that is stressful, challenging, and even life-threatening, especially during flight. Any unexpected inflight event requires fast, accurate action. Your best insurance is to have a plan. Solid training, regular practice, and your discipline to strive for perfection on every flight will help you survive. Training and practice can help you diagnose developing problems, such as: Partial or full loss of power on takeoffLanding gear extension or retraction failureBird strikeA cabin door opening on take-off, landing, or mid-flightA control problemA control failure How would you respond to each of these problems? What would be your plan of action? You need to carefully visualize, think through, and plan how you would address each of these issues as well as any others that may be relevant to your operation. Talk with your flight instructor, and take time to plan and train for your response. For example, your instructor can help you practice your reaction to a primary or multi-function flight display failure. He or she can also throw other possibilities your way, including electrical failures, landing gear extension failures, and more.… Read more ...

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FAA Promotes Air Travel Safety Tips


June 22- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta is encouraging travelers to Fly Smart this summer. As we head into summer, Im asking air travelers to keep safety in mind as they pack their bags and during their flights, said FAA Administrator Huerta. Fly Smart and be prepared. Your actions can save your life and those around you. Flying has become so safe that many travelers take it for granted. Over the course of several decades, government and industry worked together to significantly reduce the risk of accidents and to improve airplane design, maintenance, training, and procedures. But emergencies can still happen. Travelers can give themselves an extra margin of safety by taking a few minutes to follow these guidelines: In the unlikely event that you need to evacuate, leave your bags and personal items behind. Your luggage is not worth your life. All passengers are expected to evacuate the airplane within 90 seconds. You do not have time to grab your luggage or personal items. Opening an overhead compartment will delay the evacuation and will put the lives of everyone around you at risk.Pack safe and leave hazardous materials at home. Many common items such as lithium batteries, lighters, and aerosols may be dangerous when transported by air. Vibrations, static electricity, and temperature and pressure variations can cause hazardous materials to leak, generate toxic fumes, start a fire, or even explode. Check the FAAs Pack Safe website for the rules on carrying these items. When in doubt, leave it out.If you are travelling with e-cigarettes or vaping devices, keep these devices and spare batteries with you in the aircraft cabinthey are prohibited in checked baggage. These devices may not be used or charged onboard aircraft.If you have any other spare batteries, pack them only in your carry-on baggage and use a few measures to keep them from short circuiting: keep the batteries in their original packaging, tape over the electrical connections with any adhesive, non-metallic tape, or place each battery in its own individual plastic bag.… Read more ...

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Jet-A And Avgas Per-Gallon Fuel Prices: June 2017


Compare Jet-A and avgas fuel prices by U.S. region based on a survey conducted in June 2017 by Aviation Research Group/U.S. Inc. and an analysis of the lowest fuel prices reported by FBOs on acukwik.com read more Read more here:: Jet-A And Avgas Per-Gallon Fuel Prices: June 2017… Read more ...

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Operator Survey And Pilot Report: Piaggio P.180 Evo


Piaggio Aerospace is setting ambitious goals for the new P.180 Avanti Evo, making it quieter, more economical and more comfortable. read more Read more here:: Operator Survey And Pilot Report: Piaggio P.180 Evo… Read more ...

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HondaJet Earns Transport Canada Approval


Honda Aircraft has received type certification for its HA-420 HondaJet from Transport Canada, clearing the way for deliveries to Canadian customers. read more Read more here:: HondaJet Earns Transport Canada Approval… Read more ...

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Airbus H135 Assembly Line Under Construction In China


Airbus Helicopters reports construction is underway for its H135 Final Assembly Line in Qingdao, China. The work is expected to be completed by 2018. read more Read more here:: Airbus H135 Assembly Line Under Construction In China… Read more ...

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Used Aircraft Report: Piaggio P.180 Avanti/Avanti II


Fast, fuel efficient, but pricey to fly P.180 Avanti and Avanti II aircraft are flying Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Maseratis in a world awash in Fiat- and Ford-like turboprops. read more Read more here:: Used Aircraft Report: Piaggio P.180 Avanti/Avanti II… Read more ...

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FSI Adds Training For Dassault Falcon 2000EX And 900EX


FlightSafety International has added master-level advanced training courses for the Dassault Falcon 2000EX EASy and 900EX EASy series aircraft. read more Read more here:: FSI Adds Training For Dassault Falcon 2000EX And 900EX… Read more ...

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Business Flight Activity In May Grows 6.5%


Business flight activity in May rose 6.5% overall, with increases in all operational and aircraft categories. Activity by large and midsize jets posted the biggest gains in May compared to a year ago,with large jet activity up 9.3% and midsize jet activity up 9.2%. read more Read more here:: Business Flight Activity In May Grows 6.5%… Read more ...

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Jet Aviation Delivers Completed ACJ330, ACJ319


Jet Aviation has redelivered a ACJ330 and ACJ319 to its customer in the Middle East after extensive renovations. Work was completed in Basel, Switzerland. read more Read more here:: Jet Aviation Delivers Completed ACJ330, ACJ319… Read more ...

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Gulfstream Adds FAST Team In Paris


Gulfstream Aerospace has added a Field and Airborne Support Team at Paris-Le Bourget Airport. The unit includes European Aviation Safety Agency -trained technicians and a custom truck outfitted with specialty equipment. read more Read more here:: Gulfstream Adds FAST Team In Paris… Read more ...

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West Star Earns FAA Part 145 Certification For Denver Site


West Star Aviation has received FAA Part 145 repair station certification for its Denver satellite location at Centennial Airport, which opened in 2014. read more Read more here:: West Star Earns FAA Part 145 Certification For Denver Site… Read more ...

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Wake Turbulence!


A series of high-altitude rolls by a Bombardier Challenger 604 business jet following a wake encounter with an Airbus A380 over the Arabian Sea on Jan. 7, 2017, is causing aviation safety experts to reconsider separation standards and best practices when cruising near super-weight category aircraft. read more Read more here:: Wake Turbulence!… Read more ...

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Questions For Ian K. Walsh, CEO & President TRU Simulation + Training


Questions for Ian K. Walsh, CEO and President, TRU Simulation + Training Inc., Goose Creek, South Carolina read more Read more here:: Questions For Ian K. Walsh, CEO & President TRU Simulation + Training… Read more ...

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IS&S Earns Approval For Autothrottle


Innovative Solutions & Support has received the FAA's Supplemental Type Certification for its non-FADEC turboprop autothrottle for retrofit in the Pilatus PC-12. read more Read more here:: IS&S Earns Approval For Autothrottle… Read more ...

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GE Has High Hopes For Its Advanced Turboprop


The world's most printed engine, GE's new Advanced Turboprop, in which additive manufacturing replaces 855 normally made parts with just 12 printed components, is on track to run for the first time this year. It will power Cessna's new Denali aircraft. read more Read more here:: GE Has High Hopes For Its Advanced Turboprop… Read more ...

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Embraer Appoints Moscow’s JF Service As Legacy 450/500 Service Center


Embraer Executive Jets is expanding its customer support network in Europe with the appointment of JF Service as its authorized service center for Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 business jets in Moscow. read more Read more here:: Embraer Appoints Moscow’s JF Service As Legacy 450/500 Service Center… Read more ...

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Bombardier Unveils ‘Premier’ Cabin For Global 5000/6000


More than ever, business jet customers are choosing which jet to buy based on criteria beyond how far the aircraft flies, said David Coleal, Bombardier Business Aircraft president. read more Read more here:: Bombardier Unveils ‘Premier’ Cabin For Global 5000/6000… Read more ...

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Bell Delivers First Jet Ranger X


In June, Bell Helicopter announced FAA certification and first delivery of its Model 505 Jet Ranger X, but almost simultaneously nudged expected certification of its Model 525 back to the end of 2018. read more Read more here:: Bell Delivers First Jet Ranger X… Read more ...

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Enstrom Trainer Certification Expected By Year-End


Enstrom anticipates its new TH-180 single-engine trainer will win FAA and, possibly, EASA certification by year-end. The helicopter manufacturer has two prototype aircraft in the certification program. read more Read more here:: Enstrom Trainer Certification Expected By Year-End… Read more ...

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