Levil Introduces New Flight Recording App

A new app designed to enhance flight safety has been introduced by Florida-based Levil Technology, a designer of aviation instrumentation, among other things. The app is called GAARD. Levil describes it as a prototype application designed to enhance aviation safety. Pilots can use this application to participate in the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS)…

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Flight Path Monitoring, A practical guide for improving (FSF)

Contemporary aviation operators have access to information that their predecessors did not.Data streams such as those from the line operations safety audit (LOSA), aviation safety action program (ASAP), flight operational quality assurance (FOQA)/flight data monitoring (FDM), and U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) allow many errors in different phases of flight to be…

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Primed and Ready for an Error (NASA Callback 418)

Expectation bias, fueled by familiar precursors to a “line up and wait” clearance, led this B737 flight crew to enter the runway prematurely. We were holding short of Runway 06L and takeoffs and landings were being conducted on the runway. The Captain had mentioned that he had a commute to catch at [our destination] and we were issued a wheels up…

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Aviation Today :: FAA Issues Final Rule on Aircraft Icing Standards

[Avionics Today 11-05-2014] The FAA has issued a final rule that broadens the coverage of its icing certification standards. The updated standards require U.S. manufacturers to show that transport airplanes can operate safely in freezing drizzle or freezing rain — conditions that constitute the icing environment known as Supercooled Large Drops (SLD). The standard also…

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