Fear of Not Flying: Perspective From a Grounded Frequent Flyer

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Fear of Not Flying: Perspective From a Grounded Frequent Flyer

In the 2009 American comedy-drama Up in the Air, George Clooney plays Ryan Bingham, a frequent flyer who extols the virtues of traveling for work. Living free of burdensome relationships and material possessions, Ryan’s entire lifestyle centers on his quest to earn 10 million frequent flyer miles with American Airlines.

Posted on February 9, 2021
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Recent Developments: Hangar Fire Protection

Inadvertent discharge of foam fire suppression systems in aircraft hangars continues to occur regularly throughout the world since we wrote our white paper outlining issues surrounding accidental discharges in April 2019. These events plague aviation and remain top of mind for many industry participants.

Posted on February 9, 2021
ground crew

Never Let It Be Said That Ground Crews Lack a Sense of Humour

Here are actual maintenance complaints submitted by pilots (“P”) and solutions (“S”) recorded by maintenance engineers.

Posted on February 9, 2021
airports

Challenges Facing Airports as They Ramp Up Post-COVID

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and air travel declined sharply, airport operations changed abruptly. Rather than the normal focus on getting aircraft in safely, serviced and off on the next leg of their journey, airport service companies faced different challenges related to how to manage the large number of parked planes.

Posted on September 30, 2020
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Why Aviation Data Sharing is Crucial for FBOs and Operators

Two stakeholders whose collaboration plays a major role in aviation safety are operators and fixed base operators (FBOs). Effective communication between these groups can help minimize risk and maximize the…

Posted on June 10, 2020
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The Benefits of Aviation Data Sharing and How to Get Started

Few industries stand to benefit more from the efficient and effective sharing of data among colleagues than aviation does. Aviation companies use highly complex systems, and failure to learn from…

Posted on March 18, 2020
jet engine

Aviation Advances: Addressing Rising AOG Levels Related to Aircraft Technology Advances

The commercial air transport industry is experiencing an unprecedented level of long-term AOG (Aircraft on Ground) issues resulting from mandated groundings and multiple Airworthiness Directive (AD) regimes, affecting both variant and new type power plants. To understand the reasons behind this, we need to consider where the industry is in terms of the large transport aircraft development cycle.

Posted on February 5, 2020
Airplane pilots

Aviation Data Sharing: Leveraging Collective Insights to Minimize Risk

Aviation is an industry where learning through “trial and error” can be very costly. Missing critical threats and not trapping errors can have financial ramifications and a devastating human toll…

Posted on December 12, 2019
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Important Considerations About Aircraft Hangars

Whether you are an individual owner or a large operator, properly storing and protecting your aircraft is essential to maintaining the value of this asset and ensuring it continues to operate at peak performance. Consequently, it is important that you consider your options for hangaring an airplane before you acquire it.

Posted on October 31, 2019
Airplane and drone

Improving Drone Security Around Airports And Other High-Risk Environments: Where To Start?

“We know that it is critical to stay on top of evolving aviation risks so that we can keep our customers informed and properly protected,” says Chris Proudlove, [senior vice…

Posted on July 10, 2019