Regular nonstop flights between the east coast of Australia and London or New York could soon become a reality. In preparation, Australian airline Qantas has announced three test flights, with 40 people traveling directly from London or New York to Sydney, to see how the human body copes with 19 Read more »

ARSA welcomes every new appointee to the FAA. With an introductory letter and briefing followed by routine updates, visits and collaboration, the association provides a personal connection for agency leaders to understand issues important to the industry. More important, the association works to ensure mutual goals are achievable and met. Read more »

On July 16, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted “Nixing the Fix: Workshop on Repair Restrictions” in Washington, D.C. Seeking new venues to shed light on the challenges faced by repair stations when trying to obtain maintenance manuals – and the FAA’s unwillingness to enforce the relevant regulations – Read more »

Compressed Gas Systems, LLC, Ft. Lauderdale, has moved! CGS has moved its Ft. Lauderdale, FAA Repair Station 2OXD229C, to a new 5000 square foot location at 6600 N.W. 12th Avenue, Suite 213, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309. Our new location is just one block north of Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport and Read more »

“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 »