Safety

30 Years of ECA. From COVID-19 to single pilot ops - what’s next for pilots?

Piloting has changed a lot in 30 years. AeroTime discusses the challenges, progress made and outlook with Captain Tanja Harter....


FAA gets winter ready for safe airport operations; releases safety video

The FAA released an official safety guideline video to ensure safe operations for airports this winter, and has granted over $60B to 100 airports  ...


Incorrect wiring behind deadly PenAir turboprop runway excursion in Alaska

Incorrectly wired anti-skid sensors caused a PenAir turboprop to overrun a runway, killing one passenger  ...


Etihad cargo flight low approach caused by incorrect altimeter setting

An Etihad freight flight that was too low on approach to Abu Dhabi airport in June 2020 was caused by an incorrect instrument setting  ...


Aisha Alexander:“Safety is the real foundation of Aviation.”

Captain Alexander holds an extraordinary passion for flying and aviation safety and has carved out an impressive career that spans two decades....


Cracks found on Boeing 737 radome prompts FAA to order inspection

The Federal Aviation Administration orders structural inspections of the Boeing 737-800 and the 737-900ER jets.   ...


Safety Risk Management; missing the biggest risk of all?

Safety Risk Management; missing the biggest risk of all? We’ve all been surrounded by the language and tools of risk ever since Safety Management Systems [SMS] came to the aviation industry. Fascinati...


Cracks in salvaged A380 engine part to prompt safety checks?

Updated. Investigation into a mid-air engine explosion on an Air France Airbus A380 in 2017 has reportedly brought to light some troubling findings that might prompt the plane maker to declare urgent checks on some of its superjumbos. A report by Reuters indicates that France’s BEA air accident investigation agency has identified a possible manufacturing flaw in a recently recovered part of one of the aircraft’s engines that abruptly...


How Flight 3407 Completely Changed Aviation Safety

10 years ago, an unfortunate crash happened that killed 49 people onboard the Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and 1 person on the ground. However, the aftermath of Flight 3407 completely changed aviation's safety standards. Read more:...


Opinion: the importance of checklists in single-pilot operations

One of the issues raised in the investigation of a Melbourne (Australia) air crash that killed five people was the importance of pilots sticking to any pre-flight checklists....