ADS App To Aid Aircraft Ditching in the Ocean

Aeronautical Data Systems (ADS) has received FAA Type B electronic flight bag (EFB) approval for its upgraded search and rescue app, Ergo360, that offers a visual picture of an aircraft’s position relative to airports and ships within its range in the event of an emergency landing. “Our Ergo360 app has always provided a clear display of key decision-making information on a single screen, including diversion airports within the fuel and oxygen ranges of the aircraft’s location,” said ADS CEO Jim Stabile. “But now, with the additional display of ships within range, pilots are equipped to make the best decision regarding a ditching location that positions them for quickest possible rescue.” In

Pressurization Mayday declared En Route to Edinburgh

A Flybe de Havilland Dash 8-400, registration G-FLBC performing flight BE-262 from East Midlands,EN to Edinburgh,SC (UK) with 59 passengers and 4 crew, was climbing out of East Midlands when the crew donned their oxygen masks and initiated an emergency descent at about FL150 when the cabin altitude began to rapidly climb associated with the feeling of loss of cabin pressure. A CABIN ALTITUDE warning followed shortly afterwards. After levelling at FL100 the crew continued to Edinburgh for a safe landing about 65 minutes after the emergency descent. The UK AAIB released their brief bulletin concluding the probable cause of the serious incident was: The aircraft suffered a cabin depressuris

Lufthansa flight LH-1650 loses Cabin Pressure near Budapest

A Lufthansa Cityline Canadair CRJ-900, registration D-ACKK performing flight LH-1650 from Munich (Germany) to Sibiu (Romania) with 53 passengers and 4 crew, was enroute at FL390 about 90nm west of Budapest (Hungary) when the crew initiated an emergency descent to FL100 reporting a cracked windshield and loss of cabin pressure. The aircraft diverted to Budapest for a safe landing on runway 31R about 25 minutes later. The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground in Budapest for about 24 hours, then positioned back to Munich. On Aug 16th 2019 The Aviation Herald received information that the windshield was not cracked. While enroute at FL390 the right hand pack failed prompting the crew t

Double pack failure on Lufthansa A321 flight from Dublin to Munich

A Lufthansa Airbus A321-200, registration D-AIRW performing flight LH-2515 from Dublin (Ireland) to Munich (Germany), had been dispatched under minimum list equipment requirements with the left pack inoperative and was climbing through FL340 out of Dublin, when the right hand pack failed, too. The crew descended the aircraft to FL110 levelling off at FL110 about 15 minutes later and set course to divert to Manchester, EN (UK), subsequently changed to divert to London Heathrow,EN (UK), climbed to FL150 to London and landed safely on Heathrow's runway 09L about 85 minutes after departure from Dublin. The aircraft remained on the ground in London for about 3 hours, then departed London climbi

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