Saturday, 16 February 2019

Headlines
  • Global Bizav Utilization Moves Higher in 2018 - Global business aircraft utilization swung higher in the fourth quarter and all of 2018 without being affected by a slight drop in Part 91 flights, according to the Jet Support Services Inc. (JSSI) Business Aviation Index released. Regions with the highest increases in business aircraft utilization last year were Africa,...
  • One Big Jet Now Means One Big Headache for Emirates - Emirates may be about to deal a fatal blow to the world’s largest aircraft. Dubai’s national airline is considering switching 20 orders for Airbus SE A380 double-decker jets for the smaller A350 or new-engine variant of the A330, Benjamin Katz and Layan Odeh of Bloomberg News reported this month, citing...
  • Wasted runway contributed to overrun - The case of a Cessna 207 that overran an outback runway by one metre reinforces one of aviation’s oldest proverbs: nothing is more useless than runway behind you. The aircraft on a scenic flight was involved in a runway excursion on East Wallabi Island in Western Australia in 2018. The...
  • Boeing 747 loaded for future flight - The 50th anniversary of the original ‘Jumbo Jet’ – Boeing 747 is an opportunity to reflect on the continuous improvement in air transport safety since 1969. It seems likely that Boeing 747s will keep flying for many years to come, although largely confined to nocturnal freight runs. Collected and summarized...
  • FlySafe 2019 forum set to improve aviation safety - Airservices Australia, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) will together discuss and explore a range of aviation safety issues with the aim of enhancing aviation safety during a full day forum at the airshow, to be held at Avalon Airport in Victoria on...