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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.