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Safety violations found at Kogalymavia
16 March 2011

Safety violations found at Kogalymavia

16 March 2011

Following the fire-accident involving a Tupolev Tu-154 of Kogalymavia in January 2011, the Ural Transport Prosecutor’s Office audited the airline regarding safety. It was established that the airline violated the requirements of aviation and fire safety. For example, the emergency response plan did not meet the requirements, and a fire extinguisher was not working. Also, […]

Indonesia grounds airline SMAC over safety concerns

19 February 2011

The Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation suspended the AOC of Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter (SMAC) following the fatal accident of a CASA C-212 Aviocar operated by SMAC on February 12, 2011. The CASA Aviocar operated on a test flight from Batam Airport (BTH), Indonesia to Tanjung Pinang (TNJ) after the replacement of an engine. Preliminary investigation […]

Report: UK Safety Performance detailing U.K. safety statistics 2000-2009

9 February 2011

The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) published a statistical review of aviation safety, titled “UK Safety Performance” (CAP 800). The document provides statistics on the safety of UK aviation between 2000 and 2009, covering reportable and fatal accidents, serious incidents and occurrences as a whole.Information is provided for UK public transport, UK non-public transport, UK […]

Air France acts on Independent Safety Review Team recommendations

9 February 2011

Air France has acknowledged the recommendations on flight safety in a report submitted by the Independent Safety Review Team. Set up in December 2009, the independent safety review on flight safety comprised eight acknowledged independent experts of international standing chosen to combine French and Anglo-Saxon mindsets. The review team looked into all the internal operating modes, decision-making […]

Audit: FAA needs to improve risk assessment processes for Air Transportation Oversight System

21 December 2010

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) issued a report on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Air Transportation Oversight System (ATOS). FAA uses ATOS to conduct surveillance of nearly 100 airlines that transport more than 90 percent of U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic. While ATOS is conceptually […]

Study: Factors influencing misaligned take-off occurrences at night

30 June 2010

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) published a study into factors influencing misaligned take-off occurrences at night. This report examines both Australian as well as relevant international occurrences where pilots have misperceived their lateral position on runway due to darkness and a combination of individual influences, runway, weather and task conditions. The study was iniated […]

India to establish Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council

27 May 2010

In the wake of the serious accident involving an Air India Express Boeing 737 at Mangalore, the Civil Aviation Minister decided to establish the Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council (CASAC). The Council will work directly with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and recommend steps for improving air safety. The proposed Council will constitute […]