Honeywell has received FAA certification for its Nitrogen
Generation System (NGS) for Boeing’s 747 airplanes. The
Honeywell NGS or inerting system is based on technology that
reduces the risk of flammability of a fuel tank by injecting
nitrogen-enriched air into the aircraft’s fuel tank.
Pilot representatives of the Air Line Pilots Association,
International, the union that represents Delta pilots, and Delta
Air Lines management have reached a tentative interim agreement
that delays hearings on management’s request to reject the
pilot contract through the bankruptcy section 1113(c) process.
With a damaged Southwest 737 (Flt 1248) barely having been moved
off the runway, the fight for the hearts and minds of potential
litigants is already utilizing this nation's media... and not
a moment too soon in today's aero-litigious climate.
Wading through the rampant rumors following last week's tragic
snowstorm-related Southwest Airlines accident at Chicago's Midway
airport, a number of factors, involving thrust reversers or braking
action, are starting to be seen as possible causes or causal
factors in the investigation.
In order to lend some clarity and background to the on-going
media discussion (as a result of the tragic accident involving SWA
1248 at Chicago's Midway airport) of the nation's elder airports
and shorter runways, the following FAA Data Sheet on EMAS is
presented for your education...