Flight safety is often thought of as tedious and boring. But nothing is further from the truth. Safe flying is fun flying.
Aviation and Airline Safety
Although flying is actually safer than driving, there is always room for improvement in aviation safety standards. This can involve problems and fixes to both inside the aircrafts as well out outside. Radar, GPS, pilots, flight controller methods and technology, airstrip lighting, and many other factors need to be looked at and improved before, during, and after each aviation disaster occurs. Here we’ll look out how plane manufacturers, airports, the FAA and other agencies are dealing with the safety hazards of private and commercial flight.
Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano is causing delays in 2011. In April 2010, most airlines flying out of European cities cancelled flights due to volcanic ash. Airlines lost billions, and most of us know someone who couldn’t travel because of the Icelandic volcanic eruption. So – what is the danger in ash?
This article details the various taxiway markings and taxiway lights utilized at airports in the United States. Taxiway markers, edge markings, and runway holding position markings are discussed.
What is air defense and airspace management? Why is it in place? What happens if it is crossed?
In an effort to prevent the aerodynamic problems associated with ice buildup on wings and the aircraft in general, aviation engineers utilize a number of safety programs for aircraft icing avoidance. While these technologies were needed during the early days of flight, safety programs have improved.