What You Need to Know About the GADSS Regulation and how can Avioparts help operators and OEMs comply with it
Following several accidents where downed aircraft could not be located at all, or only after long and expensive search efforts, the Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS) recommendations were adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in March 2016. In December 2015, the European Union (EU) also adopted the ICAO-GADSS global flight tracking initiative to improve the location of aircraft in distress anywhere in the world.
Engine designers strive for balance in oil consumption rates. Too much consumption is costly to operators and usually requires larger oil tanks, which add unwanted weight. Too little consumption can adversely affect oil condition, system cleanliness and engine longevity. Two key factors of oil consumption are deoilers and seals, and their effect on oil degradation.