Aviation News

Australian Airlines Latest to Join Carriers Around the World Banning Lithium-ion Batteries in Cargo Holds

Australian airlines Qantas and Jetstar have joined a growing list of airlines around the world that have chosen to ban lithium-ion batteries from aircraft cargo holds. Other Aussie carriers are expected to follow suit. Earlier this month, United Airlines and Delta Airlines announced that they are banning large shipments of [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:04:42-07:00March 19th, 2015|Aviation News|

Malaysia Airlines Continues to Be Irresponsible

In its effort to defend the indefensible, Malaysia Airlines has announced that the mere fact the battery in the Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) was out of date by a year or so made no difference, because another battery in another piece of equipment (the Solid State Voice Recorder) was within its [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:47:13-07:00March 11th, 2015|Blog, Aviation News, Rons Rants|

MH370 Families Want Answers and They Want Justice

March 9, 2015 | Los Angeles, California Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary for the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing less than an hour after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing. The plane held 227 passengers and 12 crew. The plane has yet to be found. [...]

By |2020-04-16T19:52:13-07:00March 9th, 2015|Aviation News|

The Mysterious Disappearance of Flight MH370 Sparks Debate over Aviation Safety Requirements

As usual, it takes a tragedy to spark movement in the direction of safety. This is a cynical approach to safety in any industry, but particularly terrible when it comes to transportation vehicles, whether they are airplanes, helicopters, trucks, cars, railroads or ships. Historically, manufacturers have rather consistently dragged their feet [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:47:15-07:00March 9th, 2015|Blog, Aviation News, Rons Rants|

Families of Army Soldiers File Lawsuit over Fatal Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan

March 3, 2015, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- The families of two Army servicemen have filed a lawsuit against the engine parts manufacturers for a helicopter crash that occurred outside of Kandahar, Afghanistan. The crash left one soldier dead and the other with severe disabilities. Katie Groves of Georgia, representing the estate [...]

By |2018-08-31T19:44:37-07:00March 3rd, 2015|Aviation News, Press Releases|

Oil Rig Worker Believes Search for MH370 is Being Conducted Thousands of Miles in the Wrong Direction

A man from New Zealand stated he believes that the search for the missing MH370 is happening thousands of miles in the wrong direction. The official search is being conducted elsewhere, based on pings from what's believed to have been MH370. Eyewitness reports are often crucial, and also often misleading. An [...]

By |2016-10-17T11:47:25-07:00February 20th, 2015|Aviation News, Rons Rants|