“What’s the highest you have had this plane?” It’s one of the most common questions I get when I tell someone I fly a friend’s Cessna 340. As if there is some special badge of accomplishment I get if I have managed to get it all the way to the Read more »

A jet flying from Las Vegas with more than a dozen people aboard crashed in northern Mexico, authorities said on Monday. Three crew members and 10 passengers were on the private executive jet that officials said was discovered in the remote area northwest of Monclova, a city in the state Read more »

Fire in space is a critical matter; a serious fire on the Mir space station in the 1990s almost caused the crew to evacuate. Complicating matters is that typical fire extinguishers may not be as effective in space, given the weird behavior of fire in microgravity. Enter a solution: a Read more »

An Aeroflot Superjet-100 caught fire after an emergency landing in Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO), Moscow, on May 5, 2019. 41 passengers are suspected to be dead. Shortly after taking off from Sheremetyevo airport, the plane sent a distress signal and attempted an emergency landing. It “did not succeed the first Read more »

On July 16, 2019, the FTC will be hosting a workshop to look at ways that OEMs limit third-party repair stations: “Nixing the Fix: A Workshop on Repair Restrictions will focus on how manufacturers may limit repairs by consumers and repair shops and whether those limitations affect consumer protection, including Read more »

Prices on these safety gadgets have plunged to the point that there’s no excuse not to have one. At the high end, we like the Nonin products, but the cheap ones will suffice. Our monthly perusal of NTSB accident data reveals a smattering of accidents caused by hypoxia and many Read more »

JetSmarter, the Fort Lauderdale-based on-demand private jet travel service, is set to be acquired by a Dubai-based travel firm for an undisclosed price. Vista Global, owned by Swiss billionaire Thomas Flohr and operator of private jet firms XOJET and VistaJet, announced Wednesday it would acquire JetSmarter in order to create Read more »

Long Beach Facility Begins Sales Of Environmentally Friendly Fuel March 15, 2019 SAVANNAH, Georgia, March 15, 2019 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced its first sale of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) to a Gulfstream operator. The customer, a U.S.-based multinational corporation, purchased 20,000 pounds of SAJF from Gulfstream’s Long Read more »

Built-in and portable oxygen systems are used in civilian aviation. They use gaseous or solid oxygen (oxygen generators) as suits the purpose and aircraft. LOX systems and molecular sieve oxygen systems are not discussed, as current applications on civilian aircraft are limited. Gaseous Oxygen Systems The use of gaseous oxygen Read more »

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 »