Posts Tagged ‘ FAA ’

Declining aircraft seat sizes

Jul 9th, 2018 | By

We regulate spaces below which animals cannot travel: why not the same for humans?



Is my laptop dangerous?

Oct 24th, 2017 | By

My problem is that having known about the potential problems with lithium batteries before why haven’t aerospace safety agencies carried out this testing before?



How big should an airline seat be?

Aug 1st, 2017 | By

Should minimum seat sizes be mandatory and decided by medical staff rather than bean counters or aircraft designers?



Using your electronic devices on planes

Nov 1st, 2013 | By

Expect to see changes soon over what you can and cannot use on flights. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced relaxations on what we might use when we are in-flight.



Will passengers trust the Dreamliner?

Mar 11th, 2013 | By

UPDATE 23 APRIL
The Dreamliner will re-enter service once the modifications have been made. But Boeing still doesn’t know what caused the problem. Am I too cynical in believing that Boeing can’t afford the Dreamliner to fail so they have done as much as they can in the hope that this minimises any problem rather than curing it? And regulators have abetted this fudge by allowing it to fly again.



Fewer carrots used by Rudolph

Dec 25th, 2011 | By

Special, gumdrop-enhanced avionics installed in Rudolph’s red nose will make it 10 times brighter, allowing the elves to track Santa One even during the type of heavy snowfall expected this Christmas.