The final report on last year’s Lion Air Flight 610 (JT610) 737 MAX 8 accident concluded that inherent flaws in the aircraft’s flight control system set the stage for the crash and provides new details on both flight-crew and maintenance errors that played roles in the accident.
According to ASI Executive Director Richard McSpadden, the reduction in general aviation fatal accidents -- preliminary figures for 2017 suggest the decline is continuing -- appeared to support the effectiveness of numerous industry initiatives to reduce those mishaps.
The U.S. FAA, moving quickly to adopt Pratt & Whitney’s recommendations, is ordering engine inspections on some Airbus A220 and Embraer E190-E2-series aircraft within 50 cycles—or about a week—based on findings from two recent Swiss International PW1524G-3 failures.
Like most people my age, I can recall where I was when I heard that the space shuttle Challenger had exploded and broken apart, killing all seven crewmembers.
(1) Air Canada Flight 797, June 2, 1983, cabin fire, NTSB AAR-86/02. (2) Air Cargo Carriers Flight 1260, May 5, 2017, complacency, NTSB DCA17FA109 (3) Air France Flight 296, June 26, 1988, complacency, Bureau Enquetes et Analyses (BEA) published April 1990.
The U.N. secretary-general has called "The WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2018," a wakeup call for stronger action on global warming.
Here is a list of meteorological conditions necessary for the formation of tropical cyclonic storms, provided by Brad Crosier of FlightSafety International.
List of Tropical Cyclone Regional Specialized Meteorological Centers
As a first officer, I was trained to make the go/no-go decision. As a captain, I expect the same from my first officers. If he/she calls for an abort, I do it.
The most-violent weather phenomena are hurricanes and tornados, and they are getting bigger and more frequent due to climate change.