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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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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Saudi crash landing is a good story but a bad look

A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration HS-BKE performing flight SV-2841 from Mashad (Iran) to Madinah (Saudi Arabia) with 299 passengers and 16 crew, was on approach to Madinah when the crew received an unsafe indication for the right hand main gear and aborted the approach at about 03:30L (00:30Z). The aircraft entered a hold…

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Latest 787 Battery Incident Prompts Investigation

Another incident involving the main lithium-ion battery in a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 just before its scheduled departure from Tokyo on Tuesday (red. 14/01/2014) has prompted an investigation by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau, raising new questions about the integrity of a system redesign devised to mitigate the possibility of fire propagation. Battery overheating in…

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Air India A320 at Jaipur on Jan 5th 2014, runway excursion on emergency landing

An Air India Airbus A320-200, registration VT-ESH performing flight AI-890 from Guwahati to Delhi (India) with 173 people on board, could not land in Delhi (scheduled arrival at 20:40L/15:10Z) due to weather and diverted to Jaipur (India) about 125nm southsouthwest of Delhi. By the time the aircraft arrived at Jaipur visibility at Jaipur had reduced…

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