Airbus Military has recently received full Type Certification for the A400M new generation airlifter,¬†marking a critical step towards delivery of the first aircraft to the French Air Force.
Award of the Type Certificate makes the A400M the world‚Äôs first large military transport to be¬†designed and certified to civil standards from its inception. Military Initial Operating Clearance is¬†ongoing, paving the way towards first delivery.
On April 30, 2011 a passenger treated himself to a First Class Suite on Emirates Airlines A380 Super Jumbo from Bangkok to Hong Kong. The BKK-HKG segment is a short continuation of Emirates flight from Dubai to Hong Kong via BKK. It’s around 3 hours.
El austr√≠aco Felix Baumgartner, de 43 a√Īos, cumpli√≥ con la haza√Īa de saltar desde m√°s de 39.000 metros de altura, desde la estrat√≥sfera, ante millones de televidentes que lo sigueron en vivo en todo el mundo.
One 80 year old grandmother’s terrifying skydive is being investigated by the FAA after it went viral. The video was created by The Parachute Center, a skydiving company in Acampo, Calif., as a memento for jumpers to take home after their airborne adventures.It shows a woman named Laverne having second thoughts right before her jump, but the instructor scoops her up and they fall out of the plane…
Fatigue is one of the threats to flight safety. Long hours of activity may decrease the ability of the crew. Rest and¬† Flight Duty Times regulations¬† are essential countermeasures to prevent the effects of fatigue on performance. Humor is just one way for not forgetting it ¬°
If you missed the chance to comment on the AOPA/EAA ¬†proposal to allow private pilots ¬†to use their driver’s licenses in lieu of obtaining a third-class medical certificate, you still have time to weigh in. The FAA has granted an extension of the original comment period from July 2 to Sept. 14. The FAA received [...]
The Aviation Health Conference 2011 will continue to emphasize cabin crew and passenger health, but will also target a wider audience, including flight deck crew when appropriate. ¬† ¬† Chaired by: Claude Thibeault, Medical Advisor, IATA Speakers include two distinguished AIMA members:¬† Ram√≥n Dom√≠nguez-Mompell (Iberia)¬†and ¬†Paulo Alves (MedAire). ¬† ** Here you can get all [...]
The manual initially presents basic safety concepts, as the foundation upon which to understand the need for both an Safety System (SMS)¬†and an Safety Programme (SSP). The manual then discusses how these safety concepts are embodied in the ICAO Standards contained in Annexes 1, 6, 8, 11, 13 and 14. The manual thereafter outlines a [...]