“FAA battery fire testing has highlighted the potential risk of a catastrophic aircraft loss due to damage resulting from a lithium battery fire or explosion. Current cargo fire suppression systems cannot effectively control a lithium battery fire. As a result of those tests, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus have advised airlines about the dangers associated with carrying lithium batteries as cargo and also have encouraged them to conduct safety risk assessments,” the agency states.
The FAA reports nearly 300,000 new owners have registered their small unmanned aircraft since the Administration’s online registration system went live on December 21. “I am pleased the public responded to our call to register,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “The […]
The FAA has announced that it will fund runway incursion mitigation projects, committing to an investment of $11 million from the agency’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).
The risks of runaway Lithium-Ion batteries continue to plague aviation, prompting the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Australia, to caution readers of its Flight Safety magazine on the proper handling of these electronics once again. The Flight Safety article specifically mentions a recent […]
The FAA has launched a National Capital Region No Drone Zone campaign, to avoid dangers posed by drones to the nation’s capital, including any more incidents of random drones trying to visit the White House.
If the Rule of Two is a practice for some airlines, why is not a requirement for every airline? Would the Rule of Two have helped in Germanwings 4U9525?
After admitting that it missed inspections of its hydraulic systems, SWA confirms to Flight Chic that it reached an agreement with the FAA to avoid a grounding of 128 of its 737-700 aircraft, which represents nearly 20% of the airlines’ fleet.
The Federal Aviation Administration granted regulatory exemptions to six aerial photo and video production companies, which is the first step required for the film and television industry to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace