A flight crew’s timely response to a loss of cabin pressurization or to smoke or fumes is critical and certainly not the time to discover that your supplemental oxygen system isn’t working. This BCA author conducted a search of 100 recent NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) records that were submitted Read more »

When it comes to overhauling engine and APU fire bottles, you may have noticed that the cost of replacing and reclaiming halon has risen steadily. At CGS, we must charge about twice as much for halon as we did just a few years ago. Large halon supplies are becoming scarce Read more »

The NBAA YoPro Council developed the Top 40 Under 40 program to shed light on young professionals who are making their mark in the Business Aviation industry. Help us recognize Compressed Gas Systems CEO, Brian Tyminski, for the Business Management category! Brian Tyminski started Compressed Gas Systems 7 years ago Read more »

A fire broke out on a Southwest Airlines flight heading for San Jose, forcing passengers to evacuate. The fire was detected shortly after the plane had pushed back from the gate at John Wayne Airport. Crew members decided to evacuate the 139 passengers on board using the aircraft’s emergency slides. Read more »

A fire broke out on a Southwest Airlines flight heading for San Jose, forcing passengers to evacuate. The fire was detected shortly after the plane had pushed back from the gate at John Wayne Airport. Crew members decided to evacuate the 139 passengers on board using the aircraft’s emergency slides. Read more »

Officials say the pilot of a small Texas-bound aircraft that diverted from its original path Wednesday and headed into the Gulf of Mexico may have suffered from a lack of oxygen. The pilot was identified Thursday as 55-year-old Bill Kinsinger of Edmond, Okla., an anesthesiologist who volunteered to fly rescued animals. The Read more »