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Do defects cause plane crashes?

Air travel is pretty safe in general. Whether you fly out of New York or into it, you are relying on many people's hard work to ensure your flight goes smoothly and that you get from one place to the other safely. However, as with any mode of transportation, things can sometimes go wrong. Someone drops the ball, and it leads to a plane crash. 

Risks of automation: a familiar issue in the aviation industry

Automation is in increasing feature in many areas of life, including personal transportation. In a recent post on this blog, we noted that one of the safety improvements made in the aviation industry over the years has been to ensure pilots are trained in manual operation of airplanes so as to avoid accidents arising from overreliance on automation.

Liability for hot air balloon accidents not always as clear as with ordinary aircraft, P.1

Readers are accustomed to hearing, from time to time, about small plane and large airline accidents in the news, particularly those involving large crowds of people. Such accidents, particularly small plane accidents, occur with relative frequency. Hot air balloon accidents, on the other hand, do not occur as often.

Will Zero Defect trend in aircraft manufacturing make defects obsolete?

One of the growing trends right now in manufacturing is the so-called Zero Defect movement. In addition to automotive manufacturing, another area where the trend is growing is aircraft manufacturing. The idea, boiled down, is that high quality control needs to be provided on the front end of manufacturing rather than left for post-manufacturing repair and maintenance.

Defective aircraft design appeal could impact manufacturing standards

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, in response to a court decision which allowed states to set their own standards of care regarding product liability for the aviation industry, is requesting that authority to regulate such matters be given solely to the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency responsible for regulating civil aviation and managing the development of air traffic control.

FAA faces Congress: You'll shoot your eye out - or worse

It may be a little early to start thinking about Christmas, but the movie "A Christmas Story" came to mind recently as we read about a Congressional hearing. Americans of a certain age have a particular fondness for the movie. We either were a Ralphie or knew a kid like Ralphie, the boy who had his heart set on finding a special gift under the tree come Christmas morning: an official Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot range model air rifle. No, the adults said, you'll shoot your eye out.

FBI claims passenger admitted to hacking aircraft's flight system

If the in-seat entertainment system acts a little funny the next time you fly, look around for a guy with a laptop. According to the FBI, a passenger on a United Airlines flight claims that he was able to hack the aircraft's entertainment system. The passenger also happens to be a cyber security expert.

Crystal Cabin Awards reward innovation and passenger comfort

There really are people and companies out there that are trying to make air travel more comfortable. Airfares may be unpredictable, on-time arrivals may be rare and free baggage checks may be gone forever, but the annual Aircraft Interiors Expo still manages to find cabin features to celebrate.

Federal probe shines light on Dreamliner defects

Two years ago, while parked at a gate at Logan International Airport in Boston, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner caught fire when its lithium-ion battery short circuited. Two weeks later, another battery fire aboard another Dreamliner grabbed national headlines, forcing Boeing to ground its entire fleet for four months and compelling the National Transportation Safety Board to look into the possible design defect.

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