News Listings for Yarmouth

  • Marshall to take control of Coventry air traffic management

    News | 29 May 2009 07:00 | Aimée Turner

    Marshall Aerospace is extending its operations footprint after taking over all air...
  • When history was repeated...

    News | 09 Mar 2004 00:00

    <p>The two pilots of a Colgan Air Beech 1900D were killed when it crashed shortly after take-off from Yarmouth, Massachusetts, after maintenance on 26 August last year. The NTSB interim report said elevator trim cables had just been replaced, and the FAA says instructions in the type maintenance manual have since been changed. Ambiguous instructions for the elevator trim rigging procedure are a consideration in the ongoing NTSBColgan Air investigation, says the FAA. Then on 16 October the crew of a CommutAir 1900D aborted their take-off run at Albany, New York at rotate because the elevator control appeared to be jammed. This was also the first flight after maintenance. In this case the trim wheel had been removed to give the mechanic access to the throttle mechanism, and the NTSB reports that, upon replacing the wheel, it was not indexed, so the trim was nose-down when the trim wheel was set to neutral. </p>
  • Maintenance mistakes cited in 1900D crashes

    News | 02 Dec 2003 00:00

    <p>Maintenance errors in the flight control system have been confirmed as the cause of two fatal Raytheon Beech 1900D accidents and one incident this year, even though the task was different in each case, according to the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The effect in the two fatal cases was loss of control, but in the third event the captain aborted take-off because of a jammed elevator control.</p> <p>Updating the two more recent events - the 26 August Colgan Air accident shortly after take-off from Yarmouth, Massachusetts and the 16 October CommutAir incident at Albany, New York - the NTSB says both showed errors in pitch control system maintenance. </p> <p>Meanwhile, Raytheon has revised the 1900 series maintenance manuals to clarify "procedures and illustrations related to the elevator trim system". In the Colgan Air accident the flight data recorder shows that the elevator trim moved to a pitch-down setting soon after unstick and remained there until impact. In t
  • Offshore contract

    News | 18 Jan 2000 00:00

    <p>Bond Helicopters has clinched a C$4 million ($2.75 million) one-year contract from UK oil company ARCO. Bond will deploy a Sikorsky S-76 from its Great Yarmouth base to fly personnel to and from ARCO's oil fields in the southern North Sea.</p>