There are certain rules in aviation that we can confidently characterise as commonsense — but what about the less obvious rules? The ones that are federal- and regional-specific, for example? In this post, we’ll talk about how regulators actually regulate: what happens to cause rule changes, if and when operators get a say, and how to stay informed and up-to-date on any changes in regulation.
22 Dec 02:06 PM
13 Dec 11:45 AM
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the United Nations agency widely recognised as the global authority on aviation rules and regulations, has implemented new safety management provisions that become applicable in 2019. Here’s what that means for you.
06 Dec 04:48 PM
When humans landed on the moon in 1969, we achieved something huge with something very small. The device that enabled this feat, the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC), had a similar computing power to that of a modern toaster. For comparison, an iPhone 7 is around 32,000 times faster than the best Apollo-era computers.Today’s aviation operators are accustomed to the lagging hardware developments and non-competitive pricing that come with heavy legacy systems. In contrast, consumer products...
Flying around the world is never an easy feat, even for someone who’s already successfully completed the journey. Just ask Michel Gordillo, whose latest circumnavigation for the Sky Polaris project took him an astonishing 12 years to prepare for.
17 Nov 10:32 AM
Rain is essential to human life on Earth — but climate change has made it impossible for areas that once received sufficient water to thrive. In Africa, Mali-based Malian Aero Company (MAC) has become the undisputed leader in the primary technique used to combat this destructive dryness: cloud-seeding.
08 Nov 02:43 PM
The ability to adapt on the fly is important in just about any job — but in aviation, flexibility and adaptability present some particular challenges. When your plans change while you or one of your pilots is in the air, it takes a real toll on your efficiency as an aviation operation and can end up costing you thousands of dollars a year.
01 Nov 01:59 PM
On September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands with winds of up to 185 miles per hour — becoming the first Category 5 storm in recorded history to strike the region. Irma left Puerto Rico almost entirely without power; dropped 15 inches of rain on the Dominican Republic and northern Haiti; and rendered Barbuda ‘barely habitable,’ in the words of the island’s Prime Minister.
25 Oct 01:45 PM
Imagine a world where you have full visibility over your aviation business. We’re not just talking about knowing where your aircraft are now — we’re talking about having access to a complete, in-depth record of where they were yesterday or months ago.
We genuinely believe that the most important part of what we do here at Spidertracks is the people. We’ve got 27 employees across five countries, each committed to making aviation safer and to solving problems for our customers. To better serve our Spidertracks clientele, we’ve added six new members to our team, based in Africa, Australasia, Canada, and the United States — and we thought it’d be a good idea to introduce them to the world.
12 Oct 07:00 AM
New Zealand-based aircraft tracking and management specialists Spidertracks and leading cloud-based aviation software company Aeronet have today announced the industry’s first automated maintenance tracking solution at NBAA in Las Vegas.