Posts Tagged ‘safety’
 

 

Four Engines vs. Two: The Surprising Mathematical Guarantee of Safety

One would think that an aircraft with additional engines would provide even better performance on normal takeoffs, but the extra engines actually reduces it.
by David J. Williams
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Asiana 214: Another Lesson in Aviation Safety Coming Right Up

It is investigation time. It's the time to make sure no more other lives are lost in future accidents. David Williams discusses some past examples.
by David J. Williams
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Are There Really 11 Missing Aircraft in Libya Threatening a 9/11 Repeat?

An anonymous US government official says 11 aircraft are missing from Libya and threatening a repeat 9/11 attack. Are they a threat? Are they even missing?
by Phil Derner Jr.
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Anatomy of a Story: Why the ‘Airliner Hacking’ Claim is Bull

A recent claim in a Wired article has people fearing that control of their airliners can be taken over by a hacker. We explain why this is utterly ridiculous.
by John Steffen and Phil Derner Jr.
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Lesson in Safety: How Airlines Deal with Thunderstorms

The summer months mean thunderstorms across the US. How do airlines cope with these disruptive weather forces? An airline dispatcher gives us an inside look.
by Phil Derner Jr.
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