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2014-06-05 12:20:54

OTTAWA, June 5 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Changes in transportation oversight have inspectors concerned about the safety of the travelling public. Christine Collins, National President of the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE), told parliament you can't do away with direct inspections without putting people at risk. UCTE is the national union that represents most inspectors at Transport Canada and the Transportation Safety Board. Of the 1350 Inspectors at Transport Canada we...

2014-06-03 12:21:26

LONDON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:The Commercial Aircraft Modernisation, Upgrade & Retrofit Market 2013-2023http://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/aerospace/commercial_aircraft_modernisation_upgrade_retrofit_market.html Report DetailsThe world commercial aircraft modernisation, Upgrade & Retrofit market is in a healthy state and projected to expand as airlines take on new orders. At the moment the market is...

2014-05-30 12:20:59

OTTAWA, May 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Urging industry and regulators to take action on a number of outstanding safety recommendations, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its annual reassessment of responses to Board recommendations. The reassessments show that progress has been slow especially in Aviation where only 61% of the Board's recommendations have been implemented. Again this year, the aviation sector has seen limited movement on recommendations. While...

2014-05-28 12:22:00

MELBOURNE, Fla., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Florida Institute of Technology is pioneering new partnerships aimed at enhancing its role as an international leader for flight training. The university's flight training organization, FIT Aviation, has earned authorization from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to become the first Approved Training Organization (ATO) to achieve compliance under new European standards. "This gives us the authority to provide flight...

2014-05-28 12:21:56

EVERETT, Wash., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration today approved additional extended operations (ETOPS) for the Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner. The move will allow 787s to be operated up to 330 minutes from a landing field and signals continued confidence in the airplane's technical capabilities. Dreamliners have been allowed to operate up to 180 minutes away from a landing field since they were introduced into service in 2011. Granting of the...

2014-05-26 12:25:07

OTTAWA, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced an important change that will benefit travellers flying with Canadian air operators, as well as the aviation industry. Passengers will soon be able to use portable electronic devices such as cameras, electronic games, tablets and computers during all phases of flight. This includes while an aircraft takes off, climbs, descends and lands, provided the device is in non-transmitting, or...

2014-05-20 12:22:48

GENEVA and BERLIN, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of enhanced functionality for the S-92® helicopter. The announcement was made at both the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibit (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, and at the ILA Berlin exhibition in Germany. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)....

2014-05-15 12:21:47

WINNIPEG, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will be available for questions on the release of its investigation report (A12C0154) regarding the accident involving a Cessna 208B operated by Gogal Air Services Ltd. which crashed in Snow Lake, Manitoba on 18 November 2012. When: 15 May 2014, 2:00 pm Central Time Where: TSB Regional Office 335-550 Century Street Winnipeg, Manitoba Who: Mr. Peter Hildebrand, Manager, Central Region Air...

Pilots Fly Safer Using Satcom Weather App
2014-04-28 03:21:41

ESA Pilots using a satellite service can now receive inflight updates on weather hazards and warn other aircraft of storms they see ahead. This Planet service is offered to regional, business and light aircraft, alerting pilots who are otherwise unaware of storms in their path. Without this, weather updates are not available during flight – all information is gathered before takeoff. In return, the planes boost the number of in-situ measurements such as pressure, temperature and...

2014-04-11 23:22:40

NJ Fire Equipment CEO talks about flight safety with respect to lithium battery devices. Neptune, NJ (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 With the missing Malaysia Flight 370 continuing to dominate headlines as well as the fact that it is the subject of many conversations about commercial flight safety, All Hands Fire Equipment CEO, Donald Colarusso, is passionate about sharing information about lithium battery safety on flights. He discusses upcoming changes in black boxes as well as concern about...


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