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  • PICTURES: BAe 146 Atmospheric Research Aircraft sets off on three-week Arctic mission

    BAE Systems' BAe 146 Atmospheric Research Aircraft has started another tour of duty within the Arctic circle to gather...

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  • PICTURES: BAe 146 Atmospheric Research Aircraft sets off on three-week Arctic mission

    News | 19 Mar 2013 11:03 | Kate Sarsfield

    BAE Systems' BAe 146 Atmospheric Research Aircraft has started another tour of duty within the Arctic circle to gather data that will improve predictions about the region's future climate.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURES-BAe-146-Atmospheric-Research-Aircraft-sets-off-on-three-week-Arctic-mission-383576/
  • Polar pathways

    News | 02 Jun 2003 23:00

    <p>The increasing use of routes over the North Pole raises the issue of alternate airfields in this region, particularly throughout Siberia. Several US carriers, as well as Air Canada and Air China, have taking advantage of the routes since 2001. Many are flown with the Boeing 777 under extended-range twin engine operations (ETOPS) rules. The routes can decrease flight times by up to two hours, increase payload and reserve fuel capacity, and open new city pairs for non-stop services.</p> <p>"The Polar region is one of the last areas where you will see significant new routes opening," says David Behrens, of the International Air Transport Association. "There is not that much traffic today, but this will change. Airlines are waiting for the next generation of long-range aircraft."</p> <p>The Russian airports designated as alternates share some of the funding issues of their Pacific cousins, but have the added challenge of dealing with the Siberian climate. A critical requirement is enshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Polar-pathways-166328/
  • Europe reviews safety rules for ultra-long range routes

    News | 09 Apr 2001 23:00

    <p>Julian Moxon/PARIS </p> <p>The European Joint Aviation Authorities has established a new Long Range Operations (LROPS) regulatory working group to review safety standards relating to ultra-long range flights. The number of engines on the aircraft is only one of many safety considerations involved, the group believes. </p> <p>The recent opening of long-range flights over the North Pole (<I>Flight International</I> 20-26 March) has focused concern on the adequacy of emergency diversion airports. Currently, twin-engined aircraft flying such routes are subject to extended-range twin operations (ETOPS) rules limiting them to a maximum 180min single-engined flying time from the nearest diversion airfield. Four-engined aircraft are exempt, but the JAA says they should be included in new LROPS rules to cover non-engine related threats such as cargo fires or serious onboard medical emergencies. The JAA says: "The number of engines is not the issue. We're only considering safety-related quehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Europe-reviews-safety-rules-for-ultra-long-range-routes-128575/
  • Remote chances

    News | 09 Apr 2001 23:00

    <p>ETOPS, always a key for heated discussion, has a successor - LROPS - which will generate just as much debate. The former - extended range twin-engine operations regulations - addressed the maximum flying time that a twin-engined airliner should be allowed to operate from a suitable diversion airport, and what minimum equipment all types of aircraft flying a long way from diversions must carry. LROPS (long range operations) is not specifically about the number of engines, but addresses the wider issues created by the many advances in commercial air transport equipment and operations over the last 15 years. These changes include further increases in aircraft long-range performance, continuing actual and potential improvement in aircraft and equipment reliability, and the opening up of airspace over the Arctic and Siberia for potentially extensive use by the airlines. </p> <p>Whereas the argument used to be about how far from a diversion in, say, the mid-Pacific, a twin-engined aircrahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Remote-chances-128595/
  • Safety seeds

    News | 12 Mar 1997 00:00

    <p>In October 1996, when Capt Tore Granaas heard the news of a third Boeing 757 crash in Latin America in less than a year, he felt that something had to be done. The Latin American/Caribbean area as a whole does not have a good safety reputation. </p> <p>There are other regions of which the same can be said, but Granaas, director of operations for the International Air Transport Association (IATA), reacted by making South America the location for a new kind of regional-safety seminar. IATA's action could, arguably, be seen as evidence of a growing industry belief that the time is now right to move globally on the issue of regional air-safety differences, and to try new ideas. Like most good ideas, this one was simple: there was no attendance charge at the seminar. Moreover, it worked. </p> <p>Ironically, even though two of the three operators involved in the 757 accidents were not based in Latin America, they seem to have been the trigger for an event which may turn out to be a safehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Safety-seeds-139/
  • CIS reports worst-ever airline accident rate

    News | 12 Feb 1997 00:00

    <p>A MASSIVE deterioration in freight airline safety in the CIS countries has given the region its worst fatal airline-accident rate in history, according to figures released by the Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK). Ten of the year's 13 fatal accidents involved CIS-registered freighters. MAK says that this gives a fatal-accident rate of 3.5 per 100,000 flights - more than double the previous worst rate, which occurred in 1994. </p> <p>Rudolf Teimurazov, MAK's chairman of the Commission of Flight Safety, attributes the 13 major fatal accidents primarily to four factors: industry deregulation, ageing aircraft, poor maintenance standards and poor loading, including overloading. </p> <p>The total number of on-board deaths was 292. The figures do not take account of the 300 people killed on the ground by a wet-leased Antonov An-32 when it overran the runway at Kinshasa, Zaire, following an abandoned take-off, and two people killed on the ground near Turin Airport in Italy, when an Aerohttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/CIS-reports-worst-ever-airline-accident-rate-1700/