FAA & Industry Avionics Rotorcraft Forum
Working with industry to enhance safety in rotorcraft through cockpit technology.
The fourth FAA and Industry Rotorcraft Forum is a two-day event that takes place Aug. 21-22, 2013 at Tarrant County's Alliance Corporate Training Center Auditorium in Fort Worth, Texas. The aim of the forum is to open the lines of communication between industry and the Rotorcraft Directorate.
The National Transportation Safety Board recently released preliminary aviation accident statistics showing U.S. civil aviation accidents fell from 1,550 in 2011, to 1,539 in 2012.
For the third straight year, there were no fatal accidents involving scheduled Part 121 operations (commercial air transport). In addition, there were no fatal accidents involving scheduled Part 135 operations (commuter), the sixth year in a row that this segment of aviation experienced no fatalities.
For the general aviation community, the results were mixed. Although the number of total accidents (1,471) and fatal accidents (271) increased from the previous year, there were fewer (432) fatalities, and the accident rate per 100,000 flight hours declined to 6.78.
Finally, on-demand Part 135 operations, which include charter, air taxi, air tour, and air medical flights, posted decreases across all measures. In 2012, the number of total accidents, fatal accidents, fatalities and the accident rate per 100,000 flight hours for these operations decreased from the previous year.
The 2012 statistical tables showing accidents, fatalities, and accident rates for major segments of U.S. civil aviation are available at:
The AEA Regional Meetings offer a forum to see, hear and learn about all the new technology on the market, network with industry peers and discover best practices for the aviation repair station industry. Attendees and exhibitors gather for two to three days of regulatory and technical seminars, business management sessions and exhibits.
Nov. 7-8 - Kansas City, Mo.
Nov. 6 - Fast Trak Training (additional fee)
Do you know the difference between analog and digital ELTs? Even in the current digital world, not every emergency beacon has a GPS receiver. Click here
to learn about the different types of emergency beacons on page 19 of the current issue of FAA Safety Briefing.
Pilot's Guide to Avionics
The AEA's 2013-14 edition of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics is now available. Click here to request a single copy or case.
AEA Members Regard Avionics News Magazine as Their No. 1 Association Benefit
The popular "Before & After" series in
Avionics News features two photos, one before and one after, and a brief summary of your unique installation or repair. This series is read by thousands of subscribers so take advantage of the free publicity and show-off your capabilities! Please share your story of a project your shop has completed. Placement is first-come, first-served.
for the digital version of the August issue!