The following is a selection of articles dealing with air safety in Canada.
- Broken Wings
An excellent six-part series in the Vancouver Sun about safety in the float plane aviation industry
- Danger in our skies
- Calls to make float planes safer ignored for more than 15 years.
- One B.C. operator has installed safety equipment on his own.
- Families who lost loved ones press for float plane safety.
- What to do in an accident. Pilot training in a submerged cockpit
- Helicopters face similar safety issues as float planes.
- How to make swift and effective safety improvements to the float plane industry.
- Safety cuts risk air disaster: Judge
Crash inquiry judge attacks federal move to cut airline inspection
- Collision course
"There are serious problems which will eventually rear their ugly head and result in tragedies"
- Too close for comfort
A sampling of incidents involving potential air safety problems
- Air taxi tragedy points to industry flaws
Short-hop fleet has majority of fatalities. Investigation shows lax regulations
- Canadian pilots battle fatigue
Pilot fatigue is a major threat to safety according to the country's largest pilot union
- Economics trumps safety: Jazz staff
Mechanics cite pressure to cut corners 'I'm nervous flying on my own airline'
- Airline suspends mechanics
Four Jazz staff disciplined after speaking out about safety concerns
- Lax air rules blamed for risky landings
Transport Canada continues to allow bad-weather landings in Canada that would be unheard of at U.S. airports
- Jetsgo problems ignored
- Judge calls for review of 'sliding' air safety
- Aviation workers muzzled
No whistleblower law to protect them. Dozens want to talk but say they're afraid
- Pilot fatigue likely cause of deadly Halifax crash
Charts and Diagrams (.pdf files)
- Pilot fatigue (Canada vs. USA)
- Different landing approaches (Detroit vs. Windsor)
- Trouble in the skies (frequency of incidents of various types)
- Plane trouble (frequency of mechanical problems on aircraft)
- Frightening moments (examples of mechanical failures)
- Jazz wing part falls off
- How one near-miss worked
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