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

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What older regulations and exemptions does Boeing's 737 line benefit from?

Boeing is occasionally accused in the press of keeping the 737 competitive by being able to avoid newer regulations and standards, either through being previously certified or by other means. The ...
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How dangerous (or not) are some synthetic types of aviation hydraulic fluids based on organophosphates?

Insider's January 13, 2023 Gerard Butler says he mistakenly rubbed acid all over his face while filming 'Plane' and didn't realize until he was 'burning alive' links to the Late Night with Seth Meyers ...
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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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How will future NOTAM exchange world wide work with DigitalNOTAM?

As by my knowledge the world wide exchange of NOTAMs is based on the ICAO format within the AFTN - between all the ANSP, including as biggest the FAA(USA) and Eurocontrol(Europe). This is as well by ...
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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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In the last year, did Airbus make any changes to existing or newly built A220s control panels or AT/AP software?

As reported in various places (e.g. by simplyflying.com), there were two near-catastrophes in the A220, not because of the widely-discussed engine topic¹, but because of how autopilot & ...
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What do you need to have onboard for flights with an ultralight/sport aircraft over water (Atlantic, Pacific)? Life raft possible (weight/size)?

Remark: For us in Germany an UL is a 2 seater with 470/600kg MTOW. AFAIK those are named Light Sport Aircraft in the US/Australia. Example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikarus_C42 What do you use if ...
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Have airlines average fleet age been shrinking?

I had read somewhere that nowadays Average age of Airlines is shrinking. I do not know how much of that is true. I did see this - https://simpleflying.com/airlines-youngest-fleets/ On the other hand, ...
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Why do so few non-US runways have EMAS beds?

As occurrences of an aircraft running off the end of the runway and hitting things tend to leave both the aircraft and whatever it hits rather the worse for wear, much effort over the years has gone ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Twin engine or single engine with parachute, which is safer?

Statistically speaking, if we compare two airplanes: a twin engine (like the Beechcraft Baron) VS a single engine with a parachute (like the Cirrus SR22), if we add up all posible emergency events(...
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Can Obstacle Limitation Surfaces Change over time?

I want to know whether the OLS (Obstacle Limitation Surfaces) around an aerodrome can change over time? I know that if the ground level was altered this would change the limits of each surface. ...
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McDonnell Douglas DC10 - scale model

I am building a scale model of a DC10. I need precise details of the external lighting arrangements. The red and green wingtip nav lights are obvious but I need the details of other beacons and their ...
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What is the relation between cargo smoke and EDTO?

I have heard a lot of people discussing about cargo smoke and Extended Diversion Time Operations (EDTO) together. Just want to know how these two affect each other.
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Why is crushable-block EMAS the only overrunning-aircraft-stopping system in wide civilian use?

Because runway overruns often end badly, and many runway ends (especially older ones) don’t have enough clear space available beyond the runway end for a full-size runway safety area (RSA), EMAS has ...
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How big does an object in one of the ILS critical areas have to be to cause a problem?

ILS installations have a critical area extending some distance back from the glideslope antenna (primarily due to most glideslope transmitters’ needing to bounce one of their two beams off the ground ...
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Are there regulations about carrying cargo on passenger seats?

We see that passenger aircraft have recently made cargo flights so that the supply chain does not decrease due to the Covid-19 crisis. It is seen that the cargo boxes are loaded on the passenger ...
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Marshall signals history

When were airport marhall signals used for the first time? What is the history of these signals? Thank you
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Is it plausible that helicopters are safer than cars?

For some reason there is a lot of talk on helicopter safety online at the moment, and one fact that keeps coming up is "helicopters are safer than cars", supported by this article "Are ...
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Airplanes crashworthiness and ETSC report

I have recently found this link that shows a report of European Transport Safety Council: https://etsc.eu/increasing-the-survival-rate-in-aircraft-accidents-impact-protection-fire-survivability-and-...
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PROB30 in a TAF as an alternate still legal to use

Does a PROB30 in a TAF report affect your ability to use an airport as an alternate if conditions still remain above landing minima but less than alternate minima. Example: TAF XYZA 061335Z 0615/0715 ...
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Training requirements to work for the CAA in rulemaking

For those who write regulations in the CAA, or part of the rulemaking process: what sort of training do you require and how are these department structured? I wanted to know more how the department ...
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What is the minimum manpower required for A320 start up airline

Ideally on a A320 aircraft how many captains, first officers and cabin cre would be required for a start up airline accounting for 2 Management Captains, standby, training, sickness, leave, mandatory ...
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