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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Altimeter disagreement. What's the crew procedure to deal with that?

The crew is facing a situation, in which, the altimeters indicate different altitude (the port and starboard ones - cpt´s and FO´s). Is there any procedure to perform an IFR landing? If we consider a ...
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Is there some technology which will help in stall recovery?

Although rare, it seems that there has been a number of cases where airliners have crashed as a result of a high altitude stall. I tend to picture this as entailing a long, uncontrolled descent where ...
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What are the safety demonstration time-constraints?

On airliners, the safety demonstration includes many items (seat belt, life vest, evacuation, etc.) and each of those items may raise questions from the passengers (when to inflating the life vest, ...
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Airframe parachute on commercial airlines [duplicate]

My question, would a multi-deployment airframe parachute system be viable on a commercial airline? For example, Grumman & Cirrus already use this system. As with the automobile industries, they ...
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Why aren't airliners spin-tested?

According to Wikipedia, only single-engine aircraft with an MTOW no greater than 12500 pounds are required to demonstrate the ability to recover from a spin, and not large or multi-engine aircraft. ...
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Can a general aviation aircraft be forced to land when crossing the airspace of a country?

I don’t know how to fly yet but my friend has a Cessna, he says it’s awesome to have and fly one and he also said he will take me for a flight one day. I have been researching and reading online and I ...
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Are there any safety data on the aircraft used for skydiving?

I am planning a (first) skydive, a tandem jump with an instructor. However, I have not picked which school I will use yet. I am convinced about the safety of the jump itself, but cannot find reliable ...
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Does the FAA advise or require pilots to wear eyewear designed to protect them from lasers?

With several instances of pilots being subjected to laser lights being shone on them, I wonder if the FAA is actually doing something about it. It's easier said than done to stop people on the ground ...
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Why was the Electra uniquely vulnerable to whirl-mode flutter?

The Lockheed L-188 Electra, notoriously, suffered from early problems with whirl-mode flutter, which caused two Electras to break apart in flight in 1959 and 1960, forcing an expensive redesign of the ...
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Are red obstacle lights near an airport required to be lit during the day?

What are the FAA Beacon Light Requirements for 80 foot tall High Mast Poles Near an Airport? Specifically, do the RED beacon lights need to be illuminated 24 hours per day? Or, do they only need to ...
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What prevents the use of an EMAS along the sides of a runway?

The NTSB report about the crash of American Airlines Flight 1420 discusses whether an EMAS would have mitigated the severity of the accident, but concludes, based on testimony from a representative of ...
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Is it feasible to have passenger jet aircraft seats turn into bouncing cocoons on impact? [closed]

Why not engineer a design where in an emergency, the seats turn into a cocoon capable of bouncing on impact and encase the passenger in such a way that impact with the ground will not harm him. of ...

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