While the A380 at the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace will constitute a great opportunity for visitors to gawk at this true double decker, its presence at the home of the Paris Air Show might inspire economists and financiers to study the business case for this aviation “air”tefact.
Are Boeing’s safety programs deficient? Or is the FAA not supporting their new compliance philosophy? It would be interesting to know where along this continuum the facts lie.
With typical fanfare, President-elect Trump “tweeted” the above message to the US’s #1 aerospace company. This is one style of dealing with such a purchase and it might be informative to recall a past similar transaction.
FAA issued an Airworthiness Directive proposing to terminate the use and installation of ADS-B transceivers manufactured by NavWorx, which will remove one of the low-cost options in FAA’s critical NextGen implementation schedule. Unfortunately, NavWorx is resisting to cooperate to establish airworthiness.
Cirrus Vision Jet, the world’s first single engine Personal Jet, with new levels of safety, has been certificated by the FAA. How much more quickly would these advances have been available IF the new Part 23 had not been delayed?
The first production Boeing 707 jet-powered commercial airliner, serial number 17586, was rolled out at the Boeing aircraft assembly plant at Renton, Washington on October 28, 1957.
Boeing’s new airplane safety data project expects a 140-fold increase in the annual data generated that will contribute to both developing integrated solutions and reducing the cost of operating and manufacturing. As Boeing initiates this project, SMS experts should be included in the design team.
By extending the transmission lines beyond the Maintenance Organization to Airline Safety offices, SMS and the FAA, the Onboard Maintenance Function would bring greater rewards for this investment.