emergency descent

emergency descent

A descent by an aircraft from its operating altitude because of an in-flight emergency (e.g., descent in the event of pressurization failure or an in-flight fire).
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A Qantas flight travelling from Dubai to Sydney was forced to make a dramatic emergency descent following a fault with the aircraft's air conditioning.
Rated for up to two persons, the Rollgliss[TM] R550 performs in a variety of situations, including an emergency descent or a full rescue with the built-in rescue hub model.
MIKO the orangutan forcing Born In The Wild's Mark Evans into an emergency descent from Borneo's treetops with the immortal words: "Look at him go
A few hours later, oxygen masks were deployed and the aircraft began an emergency descent over Afghanistan after the cabin began losing pressure, he said.
Content of the training will be of particular situations that can have a serious and immediate impact on air traffic control services, namely in the following situations - Loss of cabin pressurisation and subsequent emergency descent, the crew response to the advice of ACAS resolution advisories (RA), engine failure in different phases of flight failure of hydraulic systems, fire engine or the cabin, problems with the chassis, reducing the health of a pilot Malfunction aircraft instruments (especially navigation).
Describing the incident, Mr Frater said the captain could be heard over the speaker system saying they were making an emergency descent due to loss of cabin pressure and calling out "Mayday".
On 16 December 2004, during a flight from Warsaw, the jet experienced a rapid loss of cabin pressure and the crew made a successful emergency descent.
Christopher Muldoon, donned his oxygen mask, took the aircraft controls and made an emergency descent.
One new feature already incorporated in the integrated cockpit, for which the company recently received supplemental type certification approval by the US Federal Aviation Administration, is an emergency descent mode that will turn and dive the aircraft down to 15,000ft (4,572m) if its systems sense pressurisation problems and the pilots are not responding.
The approval follows the installation in both large-cabin types of Gulfstream's automatic emergency descent mode, which is designed to mitigate the risk of injury during depressurisation by automatically lowering the aircraft to the appropriate altitude.
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