Impact of Environmental Regulations on Aviation

Environmental laws have had a significant impact on the aviation industry, prompting changes in aircraft design, operations, and overall practices to reduce the environmental footprint of air travel. These laws are driven by concerns about greenhouse gas emissions, noise pollution, air quality, and other environmental factors. Here are some of the key impacts of environmental laws on aviation: Emissions Reduction: Environmental laws have led to regulations that target aircraft emissions, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2). These regulations have spurred the development of more fuel-efficient aircraft engines and technologies to reduce the overall carbon footprint of aviation. Airlines have adopted more efficient operational practices, such as single-engine taxiing, optimized routes, and improved air traffic management, to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Alternative Fuels: Environmental laws have encouraged the aviation industry to explore and adopt alternative fuels, such as biofuels and synthetic fuels, which produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional jet fuel.

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Sep 27, 2023

The Importance of Quick Access Recorders

Over the decades, flying in a commercial airliner has become a relatively safe experience compared to years past. That being said, flying in an aircraft still carries some level of risk, and there is always a chance of an incident or accident occurring, potentially resulting in significant financial costs or passenger fatalities.

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Jul 7, 2023

Flight Data Recorders: What Are They and What Is Their Purpose?

Flying in a plane might seem like second nature, but it’s not that long ago that taking a flight was extremely risky. One of the reasons aircraft flights have gotten safer over the years is thanks to a device called the flight data recorder.

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Jun 13, 2023

Flight Data Technologies Inc. (FDT) Receives Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from Transport Canada (TCCA) for Over 30 Aircraft Types and Variants

FDT Inc. obtained AML STC from TCCA for more then 30 types of aircrafts.

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Jun 13, 2023

Flight Data Monitoring (FDM)

Flight Data Analysis is founded on Operational Flight Data Monitoring (OFDM) which in North America has become known as Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA). It is a process which routinely captures and analyses recorder data in order to improve the safety of flight operations.

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May 18, 2021

IATA Forecasts for 2021-2024

The new COVID-19 vaccine is now available worldwide, which gives hope for the airlines to be able to shortly return to their regular operations. However, the analysis of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecast that, regardless of the COVID-19 vaccines and testing procedures being available, the demand for airline travel would take several years to recover. IATA predicts that the airlines might not return to their normal operations until the year 2024.

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Apr 21, 2021

EASA Proposes New Rules For Flight Recorders, Beacons

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has proposed amending requirements for underwater locating devices (ULDs) and cockpit voice recorders (CVRs) to substantially extend their transmission and recording times. In an announcement on May 6, the agency cited the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 as justifying the changes, which it first floated last December.

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Jul 19, 2019

FDT Inc. Participates In ICAO Innovation Fair 2019

FDT Inc. will participate at the ICAO Innovation Fair 2019, taking place 22-23 September 2019 in ICAO HQ, 999 Robert-Bourassa Boulevard, Montreal Canada.

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Jun 17, 2019

Why Private Planes Are Nearly As Deadly As Cars

A private plane claimed another life when the famous baseball pitcher Roy Halladay, age 40, died in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico today (Nov. 7), according to news sources.

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Apr 9, 2019

General Aviation Safety Statistics AOPA’s GA Accident Scorecard & Nall Report

Very Useful General Aviation Safety Statistics by AOPA | JDA Journal AOPA annually issues a comprehensive report of the safety record of General Aviation. This analysis benefits from its collection of data for 18 years. In this age which has relied heavily on numbers to focus actions to reduce risks associated with flying, this is an incredibly valuable resource.

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Mar 15, 2018

Why is Flight Data Analysis & Flight Data Monitoring  Important for Business Jets?

Often times, business jet owners need to get things done efficiently and economically. Therefore, when it’s time to look at their business jet- their work tool- minimal Flight Data Analysis & Monitoring are done to follow the compliance requirements and to maintain aircraft’s airworthiness. However, businessmen lack the knowledge that a well-organized Flight Data Analysis and Monitoring, is a good investment. Flight Data Analysis and monitoring helps to see how the pilot navigates the aircraft and the aircraft’s health parameters (engine status, etc.). Not only it improves flight safety but also helps to reduce aircraft maintenance costs.

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Happy Easter

May this day be full of peace and joy!

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Airlines worldwide rush to change flights over U.S. 5G dispute

The issue appears to affect the Boeing 777, used by carriers around the world due to similar radio altimeter frequency bandwidth as 5G C-band

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Happy Women's Day!

“Where there is a woman, there is magic.” - Ntozake Shange

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HAI HELI-EXPO is the world’s largest trade show dedicated to the helicopter industry.

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Passenger jet take-off without airspeed information highlights how individually straightforward factors can combine to nullify multiple critical safety barriers

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released the final report from its systemic investigation into a serious incident where a Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330 with 14 crew and 215 passengers on board took off from Brisbane Airport with no airspeed information.

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