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  • Honeywell's Convair 580 test aircraft gets a facelift


    Honeywell has given its Convair 580 test aircraft a facelift to reflect the trademark red and white colour scheme of...


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  • Honeywell's Convair 580 test aircraft gets a facelift

    News | 01 Jul 2010 09:00 | Kate Sarsfield

    Honeywell has given its Convair 580 test aircraft a facelift to reflect the trademark red and white colour scheme of its engine/avionics manufacturer.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Honeywells-Convair-580-test-aircraft-gets-a-facelift-343885/
  • CFIT and Asia main areas of accident concern: survey

    News | 12 Jan 1999 13:19

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>Controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) and loss of control were the two main causal factors behind fatal aircraft accidents in 1998, according to a survey by <I>ATI</I> sister-publication <I>Flight International</I>.</P> <P>The annual review of commercial air transport accidents reveals that five of the jet-powered and eight of the propeller-driven aircraft that suffered fatal crashes were victims of CFIT. Loss of control was cited in 13 accidents.</P> <P>Apart from the deadly crash of a Swissair Boeing MD-11 in September, major carriers in North America, Western Europe and Australasia suffered no fatal incidents, while Asia continued to bear the brunt of such accidents.</P> <P>In total, <I>Flight</I> lists 48 accidents which killed 1,244 passengers and crew during 1998. Over the last ten years, the world has suffered an average of 48 accidents and 1,267 fatalities. The worst year was 1996, with 57 accidents and 1,840 deaths.</P> <P>Taiwanhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/CFIT-and-Asia-main-areas-of-accident-concern-survey-233100/
  • Airline Safety Review - Fatal accidents

    News | 22 Jul 1998 11:10

    <p>See article "Double Standards"</p> <p>Accident data come from Flight International's own research and from Airclaims' World Airline Accident Summary (WAAS)*, a quarterly updated analytical record of accidents and incidents worldwide since 1945. The WAAS, a UK Civil Aviation Authority publication, benefits from Airclaims' exclusive information exchange with the CIS Interstate Aviation Committee Commission for Flight Safety. The WAAS now lists accidents by operator and location, as well as by type of occurrence and aircraft type. </p> <p>Airline accident and incident information supplied by the Aviation Department of Lloyds of London, the international insurance market, is also gratefully acknowledged.</p> <p>Although details of non-fatal incidents are not made officially available by the authorities in many countries, Flight International continues to list as many of these incidents as possible, in the interests of maximising the availability of relevant information. We accept thahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airline-Safety-Review-Fatal-accidents-40249/
  • Asia Pacific still the big safety concern

    News | 21 Jul 1998 11:35 | Stewart Penney

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>Air accident figures for the first six months of 1998 show that while the number of crashes was slightly fewer than in the equivalent period in 1997, the number of fatalities was markedly higher. Asia Pacific carriers continue to give the greatest cause for concern.</P> <P>Figures compiled by <I>ATI</I> sister publication <I>Flight International</I> reveal that Asia Pacific airlines were involved in six of the 11 fatal passenger aircraft accidents between January and June of this year. In the whole of 1997 the region's carriers were responsible for four of the six fatal accidents involving scheduled passenger services.</P> <P>In total there have been 18 accidents with 591 fatalities in the first six months of 1998, compared with 20 and 231 respectively in the same period last year. While the number of accidents is below average for the 1988/98 ten-year period, the number of fatalities is well above the mean.</P> <P>The normally reserved IChttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Asia-Pacific-still-the-big-safety-concern-231740/
  • Ageing aircraft

    News | 08 Jul 1997 23:00

    <p>Supersonic </p> <p>Aerospatiale/BAe (BAC) Concorde </p> <p>Thirteen of the 14 Concordes delivered to British Airways and Air France between 1975 and 1980 remain in service. Twenty Concordes were built, including two prototypes, two pre-production aircraft and two production aircraft which were not delivered. One of the seven Concordes delivered to Air France has been permanently withdrawn, while another has until recently been in long-term storage at Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport, but is being re-activated to cover for aircraft undergoing maintenance. All seven Concordes delivered to BA remain in service. BA achieves a considerably higher utilisation from its Concorde fleet than does Air France and, as a consequence, has the fleet-leading aircraft. </p> <p>The original design life for the Concorde was set at 24,000 cycles, although the actual figure was never proved, as fatigue testing was suspended in the early 1980s with around 20,000 simulated cycles logged. Ashttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ageing-aircraft-10540/
  • Ageing-airliner census

    News | 03 Oct 1995 23:00

    <p>Compiled by Martin Fendt/Jennifer Pite/LONDON </p> <p>THIS SURVEY SHOWS THAT there has been a growth in the number of aging jet-powered aircraft in service (aged 15 years or older), from 5,204 in 1994 to 5,671 in 1995 - an increase of 467. The figures for turboprops are 2,509 and 2,063, respectively, indicating a decrease of 446 units. The net growth (turboprops and jets) for 1995 is 21 aircraft compared to 1994. Although the figures quoted include all aircraft in service, some may have been parked temporarily. </p> <p>In the last nine months, according to data supplied by aviation consultancy and aviation-information supplier Airclaims, up to 400 jet airliners have been either retired or parked. Of these, at least 61% (245 aircraft) are either Stage 1 or Stage 2 noise-compliant, while only 39% (158 aircraft) meet Stage 3 requirements. By far the largest number of withdrawals for any particular type is the Boeing 727. This year there have been 100 examples removed from active dutyhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ageing-airliner-census-24005/