News and information on safety procedures and concerns.


New Technologies Aim To Mitigate Inflight Smoke and Fire Events

Inflight smoke and fire events are increasing
VisionSafe EVAS system

FBO Partners Transitions Online Safety Officer Program to Polaris Aero

The move is part of FBO Partners' evolution into a pure FBO business consultancy
marshaling aircraft on FBO ramp
Training and Workforce

Global Aerospace Adds FlightSafety, GE to SM4 Program

Partnership allows policyholders to receive data-driven, scenario-based flight training
FlightSafety International G550 simulator training

No Clues as to Status of Missing GIII

The GIII disappeared off radar seven minutes after taking off from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Canouan Airport (Photo: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)

EASA Issues Updated Volcanic Ash Airspace Safety Bulletin

Flights have yet to be disrupted by Monday's volcanic eruption in Iceland
EASA volcanic ash bulletin

European Aviation Security Experts Join Forces

The security consultants support commercial and private aviation clients
Eco protestors at the EBACE 2023 show

NTSB Retiring Most Wanted List

The year marks the end of a nearly 35-year run for the NTSB's Most Wanted List
Robinson Helicopter flight
Regulations and Government

EASA Appoints ATM Leader as New Executive Director

EASA's executive director is the direct counterpart to the FAA Administrator
Florian Guillermet has been selected as the next executive director of EASA

Kern Raises Key Issues at Bombardier Safety Standdown

Mental health could be incorporated into CRM training
Tony Kern Convergent Performance at Bombardier Safety Standdown 2023

FSF Releases Global Plan for Stemming Runway Incursions

The plan was developed with input of a broad global taskforce
Transportation Safety Board of Canada photo of close call

Paragon FBO Group Doubles Down on Safety

The group's online safety officer program will be extended for a fourth straight year
FBO line service technician marshalling an airplane

Reliable Robotics Flies Caravan Without a Pilot on Board

The start-up has completed its first completely uncrewed flight in California
Reliable Robotics' Cessna Caravan aircraft flies with no pilot onboard

Osprey Crash Triggers Worldwide Grounding

Tiltrotor crashes in the last two years have killed 20
MV-22 Osprey

NTSB, FAA Taking Deeper Dive in Mental Health Issues

Trust is significant barrier for pilots seeking help
NTSB vice chair Bruce Landsberg and Chair Jennifer Homendy at summit (Photo: Kerry Lynch)

Europe's Free Route Airspace Opens Up Direct Routes

Free route airspace expansion has been implemented by control centers in Maastricht and Karlsruhe
Eurocontrol’s Maastricht Upper Area Control and the DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung’s Upper Area Control Center

FAA ARC To Tackle Mental Health Barriers

ARC announcement came as NTSB holds summit on mental health issues in aviation
Jennifer Homendy

South Korea Accepts Country’s First Embraer Praetor 600

Specially equipped aircraft will perform navaid inspections and other duties
Korean Flight Inspection Service Center Embraer Praetor 600

Early Winter Snow Stops Flights at Munich Airport

All flights into Munich were canceled on December 2 due to snowstorm
Cessna Citation aircraft trapped in snow at Munich International Airport

Focus on FOQA at Citation Jet Pilots Convention

CJP members have an enviable safety record
Charlie Precourt Citation Jet Pilots meeting

FAA Revises Safety Alert on 5G Interference

Update encourages operators to upgrade to 5G-resistant radar altimeters

NBAA Publishes Runway Excursion Prevention Guide

Veering off of or overrunning runways is a leading cause of business jet accidents
Gulfstream G150 overrun

AINsight: Wait, Wait, Don’t Take Off!

Runway incursions involving business jets are on the rise as crews misunderstand line up and wait instructions
A Learjet crosses in front of a landing Embraer jet at Boston's Logan International Airport

Accidental Hangar Foam Discharge Strikes Again

Several jets and piston aircraft exposed to corrosive fire-suppression foam
Training and Workforce

Central Flying Service To Run Arkansas Aviation Academy

The new flight training center is a partnership with the University of Central Arkansas
University of Central Arkansas flight training academy uses Tecnam aircraft

Argus Recognizes Saudia Private with Base Ops Audit Award

The audit focuses on reducing ground incidents and aircraft damage
Regulations and Government

Pilot Mental Health Takes Center Stage in FAA's Latest Initiative

New committee to advise on reporting and evaluation of pilots' well-being
Training and Workforce

Emirates to Expand Pilot Training By 54 Percent in 2024

The PilotsGlobal platform has processed 22,000 pilot referrals across Middle East vacancies.
Nimrod Meuleman at the Emirates CAE Training center

NBAA Forms Runway Safety Group

Group will explore recent incursions and other safety events
The path of a  Hawker 850XP attempting to take off from Houston Hobby Airport before it collided with a Cessna Citation Mustang. (Image: National Transportation Safety Board)

Skyryse Claims First Automated Autorotation Landing

The company aims to roll out the first production example of its converted R66 helicopter in early 2024
Skyryse is modifying Robinson R66 helicopters to use its automated flight controls

Dallas Company Offers Air Crew Mental Health Services

With the FAA announcing a new pilot mental health initiative, Crewise looks to help
Crewise COO and co-founder Whitney Bohac