News Listings for Yarmouth

  • Marshall to take control of Coventry air traffic management

    News | 29 May 2009 08:00 | Aimée Turner

    Marshall Aerospace is extending its operations footprint after taking over all air...
  • Canada's Starlink to launch Nova Scotia-Maine service

    News | 13 Feb 2009 22:47 | Brendan Sobie

    <p>Canadian business aircraft operator Starlink Aviation is preparing to launch scheduled passenger services to Portland, Maine from Halifax and Yarmouth in...
  • 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
  • Colgan Air 1900 had maintenance before crash: NTSB

    News | 27 Aug 2003 22:05

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal>The Colgan Air Raytheon Beech 1900D that crashed yesterday shortly after takeoff from Barnstable airport in Hyannis, Massachusetts had undergone in-house maintenance the previous day during which trim tab actuators and a trim cable were replaced.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><u1:p></u1:p>In a press conference today near the crash site in Lewis Bay, about 100 yards from Yarmouth, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator-in-charge Bob Gretz said two trim tab actuators and the forward elevator trim cable were replaced on 25 August by Colgan Air mechanics.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><u1:p></u1:p>Shortly after takeoff from runway 24, the aircraft’s pilot reported a “runaway trim” to the airport’s tower, says Gretz. This would have affected the aircraft’s ability to remain horizontal.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><u1:p
  • Air Canada Jazz to end service to some small communities

    News | 06 Sep 2002 19:04 | Aaron Karp

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Air Canada Jazz plans to discontinue service to a number of small communities it deems unprofitable from January 2003, following the expiration of service commitments made to the Canadian transport minister when Air Canada acquired Canadian Airlines in January 2000.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>As a condition of its acquisition of Canadian, Air Canada committed to the transport minister that communities previously served by Air Canada or Canadian or wholly-owned subsidiaries of the two airlines would continue to be served until 4 January 2003.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>From 4 January, Air Canada Jazz will discontinue service to three communities: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; St Leonard, New Brunswick; and Stephenville,