Tag: safety

IATA Releases 2018 Airline Safety Performance

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2018 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continuing safety improvements over the long term, but an increase in accidents compared to 2017. The all accident rate (measured in accidents per 1 million flights) was 1.35, which was the equivalent of one accident for […]

Vietnam Carriers Allowed to Fly to the United States

Reading Time: 1 minute The FAA of the US Department of Transportation announced that Vietnam has been granted a Category 1 rating under the agency’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program, which means that the Vietnam’s civil aviation authority complies with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards for personnel licensing, operations, and airworthiness. With the Category 1 rating, Vietnamese air carriers […]

#AVGEEK | World’s Safest Airlines 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute SAFETY FIRST! This is the most commonly used slogan across the aviation industry. Regardless the type of activity in aviation, nothing is more important than safe travel from the point A to the point B. Which one is the safest? According to AirlineRatings.com, the safest airline for 2019 is Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia. […]

EASA: Dramatic Increase in Aircraft Crash Fatalities over 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute The year 2017 entered history as the safest in commercial aviation ever with only 50 fatalities out of 4.1 billion passengers. Tragically, 2018 resulted in 530 fatalities in 11 deadly accidents. 2018 has become the worst in terms of fatalities in commercial aviation since 2015. Talking about Europe, EASA Preliminary Safety Review 2018 revealed that […]

Preparing Private Jets for Future: Popular Private Jet Modifications

Reading Time: 2 minutes Every year, business jet operators spend significant amounts of their budgets on various upgrades. If those upgrades are related to avionics and retrofits, the amounts quickly become significant. Modifications to power plants, cabin systems, exteriors, and interiors can double or triple the money spent on upgrades. There is no doubt that for many owners the […]

UK Flights to Europe Can Face Problems Already in March 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute The UK government has laid bare how Europe-bound flights from the UK could be grounded in the event of a no-deal Brexit in March 2019. The government published new documents on Monday explaining that if it is unable to reach a comprehensive Brexit deal with its European Union counterparts, UK-based airlines would have to seek […]

Russian Authorities Ground Antonov An-148 Passenger Airliners

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia’s Tranport Oversight Agency (TOA), also referred to as Rostransnadzor, has issued a directive suspending operations of Antonov An-148 regional jets in the country. Agency head Viktor Basargin commented that the regulator has found certain issues with the type, including those related to the Ukrainian manufacturer Antonov, TASS newswire reports. Rostransnadzor has also ordered Saratov […]

Embraer E190-E2 Granted Certification by ANAC, FAA and EASA

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a ceremony held at the Company’s facilities in São José dos Campos, Embraer received Type Certificate for the E190-E2, the first member of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft, from the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). […]

How Dangerous Might Bird Strikes Be?

Reading Time: 1 minute In the world of aviation hardly a week passes without an aircraft being damaged, and, as strange as it may sound, in many cases the fault of such problems lie in birds.

How Can Flight Schools Increase Aviation Safety?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Despite the advancing technology and improved aircraft reliability, crew decision making also known as a human factor remains the most important factor in aviation safety. For that reason, the quality of pilot training remains the critical factor in accident prevention. Professional training, first of all, requires qualified instructors and proper training devices. For instrument rating, […]