When most think of airport security, they see in their mind’s eye fences, television cameras and DVRs, lights, and so on. But in the big picture of security these elements in reducing risk to an acceptable level are only the fourth of five steps. There are three steps in front of this step, so if mounting a CCTV camera is the only thing we do, then we are missing the other 80%. As a great radio announcer and story teller used to say, let me give you the rest of the story.
Officials at aviation job distribution network JSfirm say the first two quarters of this year should be a good time to find a job in the aviation industry. According to a report at Aviation International News, a hiring trends survey released by the Fort Worth, Texas-based company indicates that companies across the aviation spectrum hired more people than they cut last year and expect to hire additional personnel this year. The report quotes JSfirm manager Jeff Richards as saying 85% of companies surveyed expect to hire this year.
Daryl Murphy, who served as editor of General Aviation News from 1985 to 1989, died Jan. 3, in his home in Irving, Texas. He was 76.
Original artwork entries in the 18th annual CAE Horizons of Flight Aviation Art Exhibition and Competition are on display through April 27 at the CAE SimuFlite Training Centre in Dallas, Texas. [Read more...]
Esterline CMC Electronics’ (CMC) SwiftBroadband compliant satellite communications (Satcom) intermediate gain antenna system, known as the CMA-2200SB, has obtained FAA and Transport Canada Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval.
The 2012 Midwest Regional Aircraft Maintenance Symposium and Trade Show will be held Feb. 17- 18 at the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines. The two-day event provides a refresher on aviation maintenance topics and allows attendees to meet first hand with a wide range of aviation vendors.
Garmin International Inc. has introduced the G5000H, an integrated flight deck specifically designed for twin turbine, medium lift helicopters.
This February 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Beech Musketeer. Injuries: 2 Fatal. Location: Winter Haven, Fla. Aircraft damage: Destroyed.
What reportedly happened: The private pilot, who had logged more than 468 hours, had not logged any flight time between Nov. 22, 2003, and Oct. 4, 2008. He had logged 5.7 hours in the Musketeer between Dec. 6, 2009, and Dec. 16, 2009.
During the initial climb after takeoff, the engine lost power. The pilot was unable to maintain airspeed and the airplane stalled and crashed.