Airbus Helicopters To Make Cockpit Image Recorder Standard

(February 25, 2014) Airbus Helicopters plans to progressively equip all its models with a cockpit imaging and flight data monitoring (FDM) system, in a bid to improve safety with an affordable system. All 181AS350 AStar/Ecureuil light singles delivered last year were equipped with the device, developed with Appareo Systems (Booth No. 329). Next in line for…

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European Network of Civil Aviation Safety Investigation Authorites (ENCASIA)

Air accident investigation bodies of the Member States of the EU gathered on 19th January 2011 in Brussels to establish a ‘European Network of Civil Aviation Safety Investigation Authorities’. The objective of the Network will be to develop common approaches to air accident investigation in the EU, strengthen capacity and independence of national competent authorities…

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Asiana 777 pilot: SFO visual approach landing ‘very stressful’

The pilot at the controls of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 when it crashed in July at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has admitted to investigators he was “very concerned” about his ability to perform a visual approach landing on SFO’s runway 28L. Gang-Guk Lee, a veteran Asiana pilot, was in the midst of a familiarization training period on the Boeing…

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