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  Report: Are UFOs an Air Safety Hazard?
The author, Richard Haines, is a senior aerospace scientist and a member of the International Society for Air Safety Investigators, which assists the NTSB in accident investigations.
The study was supported by a grant from the International Space Science Organization and is the first technical report on the subject of air safety and unidentified aerial phenomena produced by a newly formed organization called NARCAP (see sidebar).
Finally, he recommends that a central clearinghouse be identified or established to collect, analyze and report UAP sightings for the continuing benefit of aviation safety as well as scientific curiosity.
www.space.com /sciencefiction/phenomena/ufo_safety_001201.html   (1046 words)

 AOPA Online: AOPA Air Safety Foundation
Gain insights on the real-world intersection of rules, common sense, and safety during this in-person seminar.
AOPA Air Safety Foundation interactive courses are free and easy to use.
Safety seminars qualify for the ground portion of the FAA Wings program.
www.aopa.org /asf   (465 words)

  BBC NEWS | Africa | Nigeria pledges better air safety
John Obakpolor, a fellow of Britain's Royal Aeronautical Society and retired Nigerian Air Force officer, told Reuters news agency that the evidence pointed to a lightning strike as a possible cause.
Kieran Daly, editor of the Air Transport Intelligence online newsletter, told the BBC's Network Africa programme that Nigeria's air safety record is not great but that "the number of truly serious accidents is not as high as people imagine".
He said those countries with poor air safety records generally had a problem with oversight by the authorities.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/4374640.stm   (600 words)

  Compressed Air Safety
Air hoses should be kept free of grease and oil to reduce the possibility of deterioration.
Air tanks and receivers should be equipped with inspection openings, and tanks over 36 inches in diameter should have a manhole.
Air tank safety valves should be set no less than 15 psi or 10 percent (whichever is greater) above the operating pressure of the compressor but never higher than the maximum allowable working pressure of the air receiver.
www.ehs.ufl.edu /General/Shop/comp_air.htm   (1084 words)

 AIR SAFETY & SECURITY World Review - Edited by Dr. Todd Curtis of AirSafe.com & AirGuideOnline.com
Air Safety and Security deals with the critical events within the last year that have focused new attention on air safety matters, including airline and airport security, health and other related issues.
In one case, a passenger who acted in a threatening manner and was killed by air marshals, a second case also involved a passenger who died in part do to the passenger behavior that was considered threatening by passengers and crew, and in a third case involved the death of someone outside of the aircraft.
Air Safety and Security will attempt to establish through detailed analysis of the data what, if any, underlying trends have emerged, particularly during the last five years.
www.airguideonline.com /cdp_safety.htm   (627 words)

 Air safety :: Web Articles ::
One of the first navigation aids to be introduced was the introduction of airfield lighting to assist pilots to make landings in poor weather or after dark, introduced in the USA in the late 1920s.
An electrical fire on Air Canada Flight 797 in 1983 caused the deaths of 23 of the 46 passengers, resulting in the introduction of floor level lighting to assist people to evacuate a smoke filled aircraft.
It is a common threat to aircraft safety and has caused a number of fatal accidents.
www.webarticles.com /Recreation/Aviation/Air-safety   (1861 words)

 Jetliner Safety - What Can Passengers Do
Cabin air is 50 percent outside air mixed with 50 percent highly filtered air.
This combined air is ducted to the cabin and distributed through overhead outlets.
The air flows into the cabin in a circular pattern and exits through floor grills on both sides of the seat rows.
www.boeing.com /commercial/safety/pf/pf_passenger_role.html   (1518 words)

 Air Safety Week - Find Articles
The only award-winning newsletter devoted exclusively to news and analysis of air safety.
It is expected to take a month or more of closed-door contentious meetings between federal, airport and airline officials to determine whether voluntary...
While the events of September 11, 2001 will forever remain key entries in the annals of aviation history, August 3, 1981 was also a watershed event...
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0UBT   (215 words)

 National Safety Council Air Bag & Seat Belt Safety Campaign
That is why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Air Bag & Seat Belt Safety Campaign launch the Click It or Ticket Mobilization - a high visibility enforcement campaign that targets motorists who fail to buckle themselves and their children.
Law enforcement agencies from multiple jurisdictions designate several concentrated periods throughout the year to conduct intensive enforcement of seat belt and child passenger safety laws on a statewide or regional basis.
Identify child passenger safety technicians in your community who are qualified and willing to conduct a child/family vehicle check-up clinic.
www.nsc.org /airbag.htm   (817 words)

 Tech Air Safety/MSDS
We take this responsibility very seriously as we strongly recognize the importance of "safety" and feel it is our key to having a successful working environment for both our employees and clients.
During each safety meeting every employee receives the training, guidance and certifications needed to be in compliance with the most up to date FDA regulations and State codes.
At Tech Air we work hard on a daily basis to investigate and research all safety components and issues down to the very last detail - therefore we are assured to follow the norms and keep all of our employees on top of the latest information needed to ensure a safe day at work.
www.techair.com /safety_msds/index.html   (227 words)

 Airbag Safety Alert
Children in child safety seats should never ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger-side air bag.
Even if there is not a passenger-side air bag in the vehicle, the safest place for infants and children is properly buckled up in the back seat.
The safety seat should be held properly in place by the vehicle's safety belts and the child should be correctly buckled in the child safety seat.
ag.udel.edu /extension/safety/trafficsafety/airbags.htm   (330 words)

 Air Safety Ltd - Home
Created primarily to serve the medical and safety industry sectors, Air Safety Ltd is involved in the manufacture and distributuion of a comprhensive range of high efficiency proprietary and bespoke air filtration devices to provide efficiences of upto 99.99999%.
Air Safety Ltd has developed an HMEF (heat and moisture exchanger and filter) which has achieved one of the highest ever recorded moisture outputs.
All components are subject to stringent independant testing by CAMR, Porton Down, and the University of Wales, Dept of Anaesthesia (MHRA report, March 2004) to ensure that Air Safety devices conform to strict manufacturing quality control regulations, and adhere to internationally recognised standards.
www.fengroup.com /newsite/Airsafety/index.htm   (256 words)

 Air Bag Safety - The Police Notebook
Air bag risk is minimal if a driver can sit 10 to 12 inches or more away from the steering wheel.
To date, completed investigations of air bag crashes show that many of the air bag injuries were due to the driver sitting too close to the air bag module or passengers riding unbuckled or incorrectly secured.
To decrease the number of injuries and deaths caused by the combination of air bags and improperly restrained children, as well as those attributed to motorists being improperly secured, drivers must be made aware of correct safety procedures.
www.ou.edu /oupd/kidseat.htm   (3253 words)

 USATODAY.com - Air safety record reflects industry's commitment   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Our incredible record of safety performance is a direct result of the hard work and careful research that have gone into these programs (Our view, Aviation safety debate, Nov. 25).
Not only are commercial aircraft designed, manufactured, operated and maintained to meet the highest safety standards, we also have developed powerful safety-related data collection and analytical capabilities to facilitate early identification of any area of concern.
Air travelers need to know that safety is a never-ending commitment for our industry and the core principle that guides us everyday.
www.usatoday.com /news/opinion/editorials/2005-12-05-letters-air-safety_x.htm   (318 words)

 III - Air Bag Safety
In frontal crashes, air bags reduce deaths among drivers by about 30 percent and among passengers by 27 percent.
Infants in rear-facing safety seats on the passenger side can be severely injured because their heads are in the direct path of an inflating air bag.
If this is not possible, air bag switches can be installed so that the vehicle owner has the option of turning the bag off or on, depending on the situation.
www.iii.org /individuals/auto/lifesaving/airbags   (417 words)

 Airline Cabin Air Humidity Quality and Crew Safety
Thus, it would seem logical that adding more humidity to in-flight cabin air would result in more residual organisms being left on cabin furnishings after each flight and that, in turn, would increase the odds of those organisms surviving in greater numbers to infect more subsequent passengers.
Solutions to illusory airline safety “problems,” created by “consumer activist” groups who are grinding political axes, have a significant potential to harm us all.
Using airline safety as a political football tends to have the opposite effect: It operates in derogation of safety.
www.airlinesafety.com /letters/CabinAirQlty.htm   (1714 words)

 Operations & Safety
Safety is the number one priority for airlines.
Several times during the year, ATA hosts and co-sponsors conferences, seminars, and symposiums related to safety and operational issues.
The air traffic control (ATC) system is managed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide safe separation of aircraft over the United States and in and out of U.S. airports.
www.airlines.org /operationsandsafety   (774 words)

 Airbus - Corporate Information - Ethics & Commitments - Safety First   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Safety is the number one priority for Airbus in the design, building and performance of its aircraft.
Safety is not a matter of competition in the aviation industry.
Airbus is hosting, and actively participating in, the 59th annual International Air Safety Seminar - which is a joint meeting of the Flight Safety Foundation, International Federation of Airworthiness and the International Air Transport Association.
www.airbus.com /en/corporate/ethics/safety_first   (274 words)

 USATODAY.com - Reconsidering air ambulance usage   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Now, as the booming air ambulance industry deals with a spate of deadly crashes, Marble Falls and hundreds of other communities across the USA are wondering whether air ambulances are always the best medicine.
Marble Falls has never had any concern about its helicopter crew's safety, but the accidents across the nation have paramedics here scrutinizing the performance of the many helicopters in the area and finding ways to reduce the number of times patients have to be loaded onto helicopters.
Godfrey, 36, survived the crash of an air ambulance into the Potomac River Jan. 10 in part, he says, because his air ambulance company, LifeNet, part of Denver-based Air Methods Corp., was focused on safety as it sought CAMTS accreditation at the Stafford County, Va., base.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-07-18-air-ambulance_x.htm   (2153 words)

 CBC News- Programs - Avaiation Safety
Documents obtained by CBC Radio show that Air Alliance received a waiver from the rule requiring aircraft to carry life jackets on its flights to the Magdalen Islands.
More than 90 percent of safety recommendations on both sides of the border are acted upon by the bodies that regulate air travel.
However, there are 43 major safety recommendations that the FAA can't get the industry to agree to.
www.cbc.ca /news/radionews/context/airsafety.html   (543 words)

 Boeing: Commercial Airplanes - Jetliner Safety - What Passengers Can Do to Ensure Safety
What to wear on an airplane flight is more a question of safety than fashion.
Whether you are traveling across town or across the country, traveling with children requires patience, planning and attention to safety issues.
Listen to all safety announcements and follow flight crew instructions.
www.boeing.com /commercial/safety/passenger_role.html   (1565 words)

 Compressed Air Safety
Compressed air is more dangerous than some people might think.
Air forced into the tissues or blood stream via the skin can cause an air embolism, which can be fatal if it reaches the heart, lungs or brain.
Air blown into the mouth can, at merely 5 psi, rupture the esophagus, or the lungs.
matcmadison.edu /facilities/ehs/eTraining/AATISafety/aati24.htm   (296 words)

 Safety Information
But for all its benefits, special care must be taken to reduce the risk of accidents and reap the full benefit of hydrogen's properties.
In a thorough one-day session, an Air Products Safety Training Specialist or Senior Engineer will address hydrogen safety, including the properties and hazards, safety and handling precautions, personal protection, first aid and construction and design of your storage installation on-site.
Our team of hydrogen safety experts gives you access to decades of design and operating experience in virtually every application for hydrogen, including fuel cells.
www.airproducts.com /Products/LiquidBulkGases/Hydrogen/SafetyInformation/SafetyInformation.htm   (517 words)

 Flight Safety Foundation Seminars
The International Air Safety Seminar (IASS), begun in 1947, is held annually in selected cities to ensure contact with the international aviation community.
The Foundation’s resources are in demand to organize and conduct regional meetings that identify and respond to emerging issues in aviation safety, and workshops that provide an inexpensive and efficient framework to target the specific safety needs of a particular group or region.
The Foundation’s initiative in convening the workshop was hailed by the Air Transport Association of America, pilot unions, manufacturers and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a significant move toward breaking the impasse that has impeded industry-wide adoption of FOQA in the United States.
www.flightsafety.org /seminars.html   (883 words)

 Deerbrook Insurance Company - Auto Safety - Passenger Safety - Air Bag Safety
Smaller-stature adults, who are more likely to sit closer to the dash to reach the pedals, and pregnant women should be especially cautious about air bag safety.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recommends that pregnant women who drive should move the seat back, making sure there is as much room as possible between their abdomen and the steering wheel.
However, there is a risk even without the air bag due to close proximity to the steering wheel.
www.deerbrook.com /auto_safety/passenger_safety/air_bag_safety.asp   (428 words)

 FOXNews.com - U.S. Air Safety Officials Join Expanded Search for Missing Indonesia Jetliner with 3 Americans - ...
Adam Air is one of about 30 budget carriers that sprang up in Indonesia after 1998 when the industry was deregulated.
Air navigation can be difficult in Indonesia, which spans 6 percent of the equator, because there are gaps in the communications systems.
Last year, an Adam Air Boeing 737 flew off course on a stretch of the same route and was lost for several hours before it made an emergency landing at a small airstrip, hundreds of kilometers (miles) off course.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,242200,00.html   (901 words)

 Significant Safety Events for Air Transat
24 August 2001; Air Transat A330-200; near the Azores Islands, Portugal: The aircraft was cruising across the Atlantic at 39,000 feet (11,900 meters) on a flight from Toronto to Lisbon when the right engine lost power.
This Air Transat event has similarities to a 1983 Air Canada event involving a 767 and a 1996 event involving an Allegro Air DC9 where the flight crews successfully glided their aircraft to a landing after running out of fuel.
In both cases, the crews had to glide the aircraft for several minutes before landing on a nearby runway.
www.airsafe.com /events/airlines/transat.htm   (491 words)

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