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Aviation Sustainability & Emissions Compliance

Five years ago, there were two emissions schemes that required compliance by aircraft operators. Now there are five, and more are on the way. Emissions compliance is getting increasingly complicated for international operators and is likely to continue to do so.

Posted on March 20, 2023
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Ready for Takeoff? Having Sufficient Insured Value is Critical

You’ve completed your pre-flight check and are getting ready to take off. But have you thought of everything? Whether your aircraft is brand new or you’ve owned it for many years, have you verified that you would be fully covered in the event of a loss?

Posted on February 21, 2023
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“The Claim Is for What?” Funny-But-True Aviation Insurance Claims

Flight crews are trained to be ready for anything. “Anything” can run the gamut from mechanical problems to in-flight medical emergencies to extreme weather. As many aviation operations and insurers have learned, that list should include animal encounters.

Posted on February 14, 2023
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Future Flight: The Rise of Advanced Air Mobility

With companies and investors committing billions to the emerging Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) market, there are many opportunities and challenges ahead for the sector.

Posted on February 10, 2023
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Pilot Mental Health: Mental and Behavioral Health Is a Very Special Challenge for Aviation

Piloting, by its very nature, is stressful. We rocket into the air in high-performance vehicles made of lightweight material, flying at hundreds of miles per hour at altitudes where our time of useful consciousness is measured in seconds if we spring a leak.

Posted on February 7, 2023
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Space and STEM: Exploration Requires Talented New Recruits

How often do you check your smartphone for messages or look something up on the internet? How often do you use a map application? How often do you look at…

Posted on February 3, 2023
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Aviation Data Sharing: Crucial to Improved Safety

Several factors play a critical role in aviation’s goal of continuous safety improvement. One of the most important is the sharing of incident data. This practice, which originated in simple…

Posted on January 31, 2023
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Fixed-Wing Electric Cargo Delivery: An Enabler for Broader Electric Aircraft Use?

Progress toward certification and operation of new battery-powered aircraft continues at an encouraging pace. Industry leaders are engaged and so are regulators.

Posted on January 27, 2023
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Night Flights, Remote ID and Other Crucial UAS Rule Changes in the U.S.

Over the last two years, several new rules for commercial operations have been introduced by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as part of the long-term aim of integrating drones into the National Airspace System (NAS). The changes center around the authorization of some limited small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) flights over people and at night without a waiver and the introduction of remote identification (remote ID). These changes are all based on Part 107 and do not amend any other operating requirements.

Posted on January 17, 2023
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A Conversation on Due Diligence

Using a quality management system (QMS) audit process is one of the best ways to determine an original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM’s) level of compliance with applicable regulations and whether it has moved beyond a prescriptive approach to addressing quality and safety.

Posted on December 19, 2022