Contains Good News, Not So Good News About GA Operations
The new edition of the Joseph T. Nall Report, a review of
general aviation (GA) safety published by the Air Safety Institute,
is now available online. It contains some surprisingly good news
about commercial GA operations, but raises significant concerns in
Airbus Military has given the green light to the industrial
launch of the A400M airlifter and approved the start of series
production. This follows a thorough review of all aspects of the
program which demonstrated that all readiness criteria were
FAA Mandated The Change, Kept Potential Threat Quiet
The FAA recently required the nation’s airlines to disable
the oxygen generators located in all aircraft lavatories to
eliminate a potential safety and security vulnerability. The
airlines reportedly completed the work on the 6,000 aircraft in the
U.S. fleet on Friday March 4.
Initial And Recurrent Simulator Training At Texas Facility
SimCom Training Centers recently added simulator training for
all turboprop Twin Commanders, conducted at its Dallas/Ft. Worth,
TX facility (formerly PrestoSIM). Initial and Recurrent courses are
available and are approved by all major aircraft insurance
Hydrogen-Powered Engine Designed To Power Heavy-Lift Vehicles
A series of Hardware Acceptance Reviews on the first RS-68A
production rocket engine has been completed by Pratt & Whitney
Rocketdyne, validating the hydrogen-fueled engine is ready to power
a heavy-lift vehicle into space.
“The industrial launch is a very important
milestone for the program. It is also excellent news for the
suppliers and workforce who depend on the program and who can now
look forward to producing the A400M in the years ahead,"
Source: Airbus Military CEO Domingo Ureña.