News and information on safety procedures and concerns.


Hands On: Flying Honeywell’s FMS Guided Visual Approaches

Visual approaches may look easy, but formal guidance is a significant safety enhancement
Honeywell cockpit Simulator

Westchester Aviation Group Readies Safety Day Slate

The June 11 event will take place one day ahead of the NBAA Northeast Regional Forum
WAA 2023 Safety Day
Regulations and Government

U.S. Senate Extends Homendy's Term at Helm of NTSB

Jennifer Homendy has served as chair of the National Transportation Safety Board since 2021
Jennifer Homendy
Regulations and Government

NATA Partners with KGG To Guide Members on Reg Issues

KGG has expertise a range of areas including SMS and certification
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Sonoma Aviation Adds Two FBOs To IS-BAH Stage 3 List

Two California FBOs are the latest to rise to the ground handling safety program's top rung
Sonoma Aviation’s safety manager Josh Foster and Clayton Lackey, v-p, present their IS-BAH Stage 3 certification.

ACSF Safety Symposium Highlights Risks, Opportunities

The annual gathering was held at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University campus
Regulations and Government

FAA Approves More Antidepressants for Pilots

Three additional medications are now "conditionally acceptable"
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Vertical Appoints New CEO To Bring eVTOL Aircraft to Market

Stuart Simpson is currently the UK start-up's CFO
Vertical Aerospace VX4 eVTOL aircraft
Maintenance and Modifications

Jets MRO Earning Wyvern Wingman Certification

The process begins with an initial audit followed by checks every 24 months
Wyvern Jets MRO partnership
Training and Workforce

AX-D Flex Flight Simulators Switch Between Aircraft Types

Axis Flight Simulation lauched the technology at the World Aviation Training Summit
Axis Flight Simulation AX-D simulator

If You Believe the Hype, We Should All Be Looking for Work

AI is not yet ready to replace all humans in the flight deck
Chis Lutat at Safety Standdown
Regulations and Government

Cockpit Video Recorder Mandates Remain Elusive

Lawmakers once again decline to require cameras in airline cockpits
Eye in the Sky camera

MedAire Launches Mental Health Services Platform

The platform allows aviation professionals to speak with trained peers
virtual counseling

AOPA Institute Takes Closer Look at CL605 Truckee Crash

Animation uses ATC transcripts and NTSB documentation to depict the accident sequence
NTSB Challenger 605 crash Truckee, California

MIT and Merlin To Integrate Collision Avoidance Technology

The partners are pursuing new uncrewed aircraft applications for the FAA-funded system
Merlin Pilot flight automation technology

AVSS Launches SMS Program To Meet New FAA Regs

Program designed to help operators meet the new rules and also enhance their safety programs
Aviation Safety Solutions classroom

AINsight: V1 Is a Balancing Act on Takeoff

Go/no-go decision speed is critical part of takeoff safety for pilots
Premier takeoff

Sensors and AI Combine To Deal with Foreign Object Debris

FODetect system constantly scans for dangerous debris at airports
Xsight FODetect ground sensors
Charter & Fractional

FAA Issues SMS Rules for Part 135 Operators

Charter operators will have up to three years to implement a proactive safety system
Pilots flying Embraer Phenom 300

ForeFlight Crowdsources AHRS-based Turbulence Reports

The reported turbulence layer shows not only three turbulence levels but smooth air as well
ForeFlight reported turbulence on iPad

GWBAA Safety Day To Highlight Mental Health Issues

GWBAA also will discuss other safety, industry, and operational issues during its safety day
Pilot checklists (Photo: Adobe Stock)

Beta's 'Charge Cube' Earns UL Safety Certification

UL certification verifies compliance with safety standards and regulations
Beta Technologies' Charge Cube

FAA Selects First Airports for New Runway Safety System

The SAI will depict airport surface traffic for controllers
Aircraft at Austin-Bergstrom Airport (Photo: Matt Helgren/Austin-Bergstrom International Airport))
Training and Workforce

King Schools Releases New Courses, Announces Awards

The new manual E6B flight computer course is available for free
Martha King and the manual E6B flight computer

Merlin Accelerates Autonomous Flight Development with Simulator

The company's Certification System Bench means Merlin Pilot can be continuously tested
Merlin Pilot Certification System Bench

Lightspeed Offers Headset Safety Discounts for CFIs

The Delta Zulu headset with built-in CO detector adds safety when flying multiple aircraft
Lightspeed aviation headset
Training and Workforce

New AI Search Tool Scans Flight Manuals for Pilots

Amelia AI is the first in a planned series of artificial intelligence features
Web Manuals Amelia AI document search tool uses artificial intelligence to retrieve relevant information from pilots' flight manuals.

ACSF Safety Symposium Highlights Risks, Opportunities

The annual symposium attracts a variety of operators and safety experts
ACSF Safety Symposium

Three Killed in Swiss Helicopter Ski Tourism Accident

Seven rescue rotorcraft were sent to the scene of the accident on Petit Combin mountain

Mental Health ARC Outlines Means To Break Down Barriers

FAA said the work of the ARC is building on its priorities to support pilot mental health care
Man surrounded by pills