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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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Aerion Selects GE Aviation To Study Engine Development


Aerion has selected GE Aviation to study engine development for its AS2 supersonic trijet. read more Read more here:: Aerion Selects GE Aviation To Study Engine Development… Read more ...

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Textron Aviation Delivers 2,000th CJ


Textron Aircraft has delivered the 2,000th Cessna Citation CJ light jet, a Citation CJ3+. The CJ family of aircraft, which currently includes the Citation M2, Citation CJ3+ and Citation CJ4, has reached nearly 5 million flight hours. read more Read more here:: Textron Aviation Delivers 2,000th CJ… Read more ...

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Bombardier Uses Biofuels In Flights To EBACE


Bombardier said it used biofuels supplied by AEG Fuels to fly its Learjet 75, Challenger 350 and 650, and Global 6000 jets to the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition in Geneva. read more Read more here:: Bombardier Uses Biofuels In Flights To EBACE… 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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Flexjet Hires More Pilots


Flexjet reports that strong growth is prompting it to hire more pilots. The fractional operation said new business is up 50% during the first five months of this year compared to a year ago, and that is on top of 20% growth in new business last year. read more Read more here:: Flexjet Hires More Pilots… Read more ...

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Dassault Falcon Jet Reduces Workforce In Sluggish Market


Dassault Falcon Jet is cutting its U.S. workforce by less than 6% because of challenging business aviation conditions, the company said in a statement. The cuts come after adjustments at its Little Rock, Arkansas, Completion Center. read more Read more here:: Dassault Falcon Jet Reduces Workforce In Sluggish Market… 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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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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Nextant Launches Upgrade Program For Challenger 604


Nextant Aerospace has launched an upgrade program for Bombardier Challenger 604 business jet, but fitting the flight deck with Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics. read more Read more here:: Nextant Launches Upgrade Program For Challenger 604… Read more ...

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Russian Charter Business Aviation Market On The Rise


The Russian business aviation charter market grew 7% in the first five months of 2017 compared to a year ago and is expected to continue to expand during the summer, said analysts with the Aim of Emperor, which operates a group of Russian business aviation companies. read more Read more here:: Russian Charter Business Aviation Market On The Rise… 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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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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VistaJet Eliminates Ferry Fees


VistaJet reports it has eliminated ferry-flight fees for new program customers, a potential savings of $10,000 or more per flight. read more Read more here:: VistaJet Eliminates Ferry Fees… Read more ...

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TAG Supports Global Express BR710 Engines In Farnborough


TAG Aviation's Farnborough Maintenance Services has been approved as the first UK-based Rolls-Royce authorized service center. It will support Rolls BR710 engines on Bombardier Global Express aircraft. read more Read more here:: TAG Supports Global Express BR710 Engines In Farnborough… 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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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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EBACE 2017 Statistics


Here are some statistics from the European Business Aviation Convention Exhibition held in Geneva May 22-24: 13,000 attendees from nearly 40 countries; more than 400 exhibitors in the Palexpo halls; 56 aircraft on static display. read more Read more here:: EBACE 2017 Statistics… 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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