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Safety gains in the excursion accident record were reversed in 2010.
by Rick Darby
Glideslope deviation was the most frequent factor in unstabilized approaches in the latest C-FOQA analysis.
Accident rate still exceeded that of regular public transport, but the trend is encouraging. By Rick Darby Australia’s celebrated aviation safety record took a “headline hit” in 2010 when…
by Flight Safety Foundation
U.S. scheduled airline and commuter operations had no fatalities in 2010.
Runway conditions were only one factor in excursions, U.K. data show.
Over a 10-year period, U.K. operators had the highest reportable accident rate but the lowest serious incident rate.
Rudder-use training is increasing, but gaps in understanding persist.
Pilot fatigue takes off before the aircraft does.
EASA member states had fewer accidents in 2009 than in previous years, but one airliner loss counted heavily.
Communication between controllers and U.S. pilots in non-U.S. airspace takes extra attention.