Questions tagged [safety]

Safety includes all aspects of protecting aircraft, passengers and crew from accidents, mistakes and other potentially dangerous situations.

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Who must approve a globally distributed satellite to ground laser communication system?

Laser Light Communications (US) plan for several dozen optical high speed data links between satellites and ground is described in Aviation Week's article Big Gains On Horizon For Laser Communications ...
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Has any jurisdiction mandated passenger training?

A chunk of pre-departure time for each flight is dedicated to a safety briefing for passengers that few passengers seem to pay attention to. In the aftermath of accidents, it has been revealed at ...
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What were the historical safety statistics of airplanes?

There's lots of debates in the Space world about the safety margins of modern rockets (specifically the fact that the ITS isn't planned to have an abort mode as (in the words of many SpaceX supporters)...
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How should ground crews act to safely extinguish an airliner's brake unit fire?

When the brake unit was overheated and had just begun to catch fire due to excessive braking because of long taxi distance upon arrival, the ground personnel (not firefighters) made the first ...
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Do aircraft manufacturers take steps to prevent pests like geckos from damaging the electronics?

Many Australians are suffering huge bills due to geckos getting into the circuit boards of their air conditioning units. Of course this is highly profitable for A/C manufacturers as they supply ...
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How can a “due regard” state flight that has been intercepted indicate to their interceptor that they need to deviate around a hazard?

Military (state) aircraft sometimes conduct observation and intelligence-gathering flights near (but not within) the territorial airspaces of other countries, flying without the express permission of ...
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Do visual docking systems improve safety?

Are there any studies that shows A-VDGS (Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System) is improving the safety of aircraft movements on airports?
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Can 7 AKE containers adjacent to each other be securely locked in a 777-300ER's aft cargo bin?

Is it possible to securely lock 7 AKE (LD3) containers adjacent to each other in a Boeing 777-300ER's aft cargo bin from position 31 to 41 (41 included)? According to my experience it's impossible to ...
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Why isn't cabin air quality in airliners directly monitored with sensors?

Airliner air conditioning systems refresh the cabin air volume every couple of minutes. A portion of it is filtered and re-circulated into the cabin, however AFAIK there are no direct cabin air ...
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What examples of Janitrol heater failures can be found in NTSB reports?

What examples of failures in Janitrol heaters can be found in NTSB reports? As a bit of background, the gasoline heater is a small, gasoline-fueled heating device commonly found in light twin ...
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Are tiltrotor planes less safe than conventional propellor planes?

I got interested in Tiltrotor type of airplanes and was reading up about some specific models, the AgustaWestland AW609 and the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey. Both planes have a history of quite a few ...
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Do any regulatory bodies require ISO 9001 QMS certification from airlines or service providers?

As the aviation industry is transitioning to SMS approach, is having ISO 9001 certification required from any civil aviation authority? Similar to how IATA requires IOSA certification and certain ...
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Is the Boeing 737 unusually susceptible to stress fatigue?

According to this Newsweek article - which seems like a reputable source - the FAA has issued a number of Airworthiness Directives to address stress fatigue concerns with the 737NG series: Between ...
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Are the Australian NASF guidelines based on ICAO standards?

Here in Australia we have a set of regulations called the "National Airports Safeguarding Framework" (NASF); these consist of 9 federally imposed guidelines for: Measures for Managing Impacts of ...
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Cessna 421b pressurization cycles

How many pressurization cycles can be expected in a Cessna 421b before it fails? Is pressurization failure in a Cessna 421b likely to be catastrophic?
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Marshall signals history

When airport marhall signals have been used for the first time? Wich is the history about these signals? Thank you
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Oversight responsibility in the delegated airspace

Who retains the oversight authority in the delegated airspace when an airspace of one State is delegated to another State fir the provision of Air traffic Services?
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Where can I find information about the safety record of Westwind Air Service in Arizona?

I've been trying to find out how safe Westwind Air Service is. I know that there was a crash in Canada, but I think it's a different Westwind. I know that it's a flight school but how well maintained ...