Aviation News

French Officials Want More Oversight of Pilot Mental Health

French investigators looking into the circumstances that led to the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash last year have called for stricter policies concerning international monitoring of pilot mental health. On March 26, 2015, Germanwings 9525 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed the Airbus A320 into a mountainside in the French Alps, killing himself and [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:02:37-07:00March 13th, 2016|Aviation News|

FAA Regulations Don’t Apply to All Helicopters

Like airplane transportation, helicopter transportation is regulated by laws that govern how helicopters must be manufactured and maintained. These helicopter regulations, however, do not apply across the board to all helicopters meaning, some helicopters are still manufactured that do not comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards. It's a situation [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:01:04-07:00January 19th, 2016|Aviation News|

Aircraft Accidents and Aviation News 2015

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 December 29, 2015 Engine Heat Damage the Focus in Beechcraft A36 Crash Investigation On December 11, David McKee was flying himself and three other passengers from Maryland to Charleston, South Carolina when he was faced with a dilemma no pilot ever wants to face. Just east of [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:02:56-07:00December 31st, 2015|Aviation News|

Why Are Commercial Planes Catching Fire?

Dynamic Airways Flight 405 catches fire in Ft. Lauderdale, injuring 21 people...British Airways Flight 2276 catches fire in Las Vegas, injuring 15...Cathay Pacific Flight CX170 catches fire mid-flight, forcing pilots to make an emergency landing in Indonesia. We like to think these commercial airliner fires only happen sparingly. Would it surprise [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:01:33-07:00November 12th, 2015|Aviation News|