Category Archives: Airports

CAE Wins $350M in Aviation Training Contracts

Client Spotlight: CAE Wins $350M in Aviation Training Contracts Posted on Monday 1st February 2016 | Commercial Aviation CAE has announced a series of contracts, including the sale of nine full flight simulators to airlines globally, as well as commercial and business..

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Happy 50th Anniversary DOT Department of Transportation!

Happy 50th Anniversary DOT Department of Transportation! USDOT 50th Anniversary Announcement from DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx Celebrating a legacy of promoting and implementing safety, opportunity and innovation since 1966. The DOT is a critical part of our nation’s highway, air,..

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IATA Publishes Addendum 57th Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations DGR

IATA Publishes Addendum 57th Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations DGR The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published Addendum No. 1 to be 57th Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Users of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations are asked to note the..

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What are LearnBots?

By JAMES J. GOLDSMITH, Training Industry’s eZine When one hears the word “robot,” the reaction frequently is one of either concern or amusement – concern because of movies like “The Terminator” and “I, Robot,” where machines decide it’s time for..

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South Africa’s FlySafair Starts B737-800 Commercial Operations

According to CH-Aviation, FlySafair (FA, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) has begun B737-800 commercial operations following the recent deployment of ZS-SJR (msn 32631), ZS-SJS (msn 32632), and ZS-SJT (msn 32633) into revenue service. The trio of aircraft were formerly in service with South..

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New FAA Oversight of Pilot Automation Training

Bill Carey describes new FAA oversight of pilot automation training – January 12, 2016, 10:12 AM New FAA Oversight of Pilot Automation Training – The Federal Aviation Administration does not have processes in place to assess if airline pilots adequately monitor automated systems..

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Pilots Overuse of Automated Flight Technology, DOT Reports

While automakers are still in the midst of developing driverless tech for cars, pilots are already relying too much on automated systems. According to the Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration isn’t even making sure they’re properly trained on..

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New Human Carrying Drone Unveiled in #CES2016

Chinese drone-maker Ehang Inc has unveiled a first-of-its-kind human-carrying craft at the CES 2016. The Ehang 184 promises to change the future of transportation, creating potential for an air taxi, if you will. – Ehang co-founder and chief financial officer Shang..

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Charlotte International Airport Leads in NextGen Air Traffic Improvements

FAA News: January 8, 2016 – North Carolina was “first in flight” when the Wright Brothers took to the skies at Kitty Hawk, and now it’s leading the way to the next generation of air traffic control. NextGen procedures are helping flights operate more efficiently at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), improving on-time performance and..

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DOT and Mobileye Partner to Equip Smart City Challenge Winner with Crash Avoidance Technology

U.S. Department of Transportation and Mobileye Partner to Equip Smart City Challenge Winner with Crash Avoidance Technology Partnership with Mobileye to outfit the winning city’s entire bus fleet with Mobileye Shield +TM technology; DOT seeking other interested partners LAS VEGAS..

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Why Use a Training Management System for Hazmat Training?

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), most transportation incidents involving hazardous materials /dangerous goods are caused by human errors. Training is the best way of preventing hazardous materials incidents. Using a robust..

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US Air Force Seeks Drone Pilots Need Not Be Officers

US Air Force Seeks Drone Pilots Need Not Be Officers THE US military’s increasing demand for drones has forced changes in the Air Force’s “flyboy” culture over the years, plucking pilots out of the cockpit and sending some to hi-tech..

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FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration Begins Today Dec. 21

FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration Begins Dec. 21, 2015 The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) registry is expected to go live during the day on December 21. Please check the agency’s home page at www.faa.gov for..

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October 2015 Airline On-Time Performance Report

DOT 124-15 Monday, December 14, 2015 Contact:  Caitlin Harvey Tel.:  (202) 366-4570 caitlin.harvey@dot.gov October 2015 Airline On-Time Performance Report WASHINGTON – October Airline On-Time Performance Up From Previous Year, Month. The reporting carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 87.0 percent..

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BTS Statistical Release: September 2015 U.S. Airline Traffic Data

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor rose to 84.1 percent in September, seasonally adjusted, following a one month decline. Seasonal adjustment allows the..

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FAA Updates Airspace Obstructions Standards

FAA Updates Airspace Obstructions Standards Among the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) main priorities is to keep all users of our national airspace safe. To maintain the safest aerospace system in the world, the FAA must make sure the national airspace..

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FAA Aviation Safety Training: Prevent Loss of Control Accidents

FAA Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control Accidents The FAA and general aviation (GA) group’s #FlySafe national safety campaign aims to educate the GA community on how to prevent Loss of Control (LOC) accidents this flying season. What is Loss..

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