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Making the NTSB the enemy in a “fiction” labeled “The Untold Story Behind the Miracle on the Hudson” does no favors for aviation safety.
Pre-flight safety briefings are using Hollywood-like productions designed to grab the passengers’ attention, a good thing, but some of the extravaganzas may not have delivered the full measure of the critical message.
Boeing’s new airplane safety data project expects a 140-fold increase in the annual data generated that will contribute to both developing integrated solutions and reducing the cost of operating and manufacturing. As Boeing initiates this project, SMS experts should be included in the design team.
At Villacoublay, France, Joseph Sadi-Lecointe flew his Nieuport-Delâge 29V to a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Speed Record of 302.53 kilometers per hour (187.98 miles per hour) over a straight 1 kilometer course.
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FAA’s press releases about the new ATC towers at McCarran International Airport and San Francisco International Airport are replete with information about greenness, interesting design features, better worker amenities and the 2nd tallest US tower. BUT NO MENTION of how they will integrate into NextGen… VERY ODD?
The NTSB determined that an Execuflight flight crew mismanaged the approach and multiple deviations from standard operating procedures and due to those failures, caused the November, 2015 crash in Akron, Ohio. Small Part 135 operators can use Safety Management Systems (SMS) to minimize the risk evidenced by this sad NTSB determination.
PETA asks whether the FAA has jurisdiction over animal cruelty involving aircraft. Certainly, the Turkey Drop event raises moral, ethical and equity issues, but it is not likely that the Arkansas Congressional Delegation would allow an amendment to the Act to cover such issues.
The FAA and the world’s CAAs use objective criteria to assess noise experienced around airports. The voices of individuals may be the basis for further examination of the data to see if here is any anomaly, but they do not constitute a determinative “vote.”
The benefits of the new cooperative, data analytical approach to aviation safety are objectively observable. A wonderful example of the gains attained by this proactive regimen is the United States Helicopter Safety Team who is making progress with insights being shared between the FAA and industry.
There seems to be a substantial risk that someone traveling on a train, bus, or crowded subway would be injured by a Samsung Galaxy Note7 conflagration. Shouldn’t these other modes issue similar orders prohibiting the carriage of these PEDs?
AOPA defends the FAA approved aircraft in ‘Sikkelee v. Precision Airmotive Corp’ in a filing to the Supreme Court. AOPA should be commended for its objective consideration, and its willingness to do what is best for the aviation system sets a great example.
The FAA recently accepted the SMS program developed for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. A remarkable achievement reflecting a 5 year cooperative project by the carrier and the FAA. Explaining the impact of SMS points would reveal the positive upside.
On October 14, 1947, flying the Bell XS-1, Capt. Charles ‘Chuck’ Yeager became the first pilot to fly faster than sound. The XS-1 reached Mach 1.06, 700 mph, at an altitude of 43,000 feet, over the Mojave Desert.