This case pushes the limits of FAA’s §44704. Reauthorization should include clarification on the FAA’s powers on the “airworthiness” of these carry-ons.
Articles by Joe Del Balzo
If an airline is a business goal and you you have the capital, there is a way to your goal. FAA regulations are demanding, but possible.
The design of GE’s recently completed $60-$70 million utility plant is intended to look like one of its jet engines. Frank Lloyd Wright would have smiled about the powerplant’s powerplant shape.
Aircraft lessors could provide unique data to SMS and ASIAS, which would help understand the meta data and the solutions to the carrier’s unique problems.
Nine aviation associations jointly requested the 2018 Appropriations Bill include funding of $159 million for the fully funded and cost-share towers in the contract tower program.
A deep investigation of actual operational experience might provide hard data on pilot qualifications. Without proof, the debate over the 1,500 hour criteria will continue on a subjective level.
George Mason University published a survey studying “the Economic Impact of Private and Sport Aviation.” Adding good economic data about contributions to the national economy is a useful goal. Using the data collected for other purposes would seem disingenuous.
The ultimate goal of the Safety Management System discipline is to proactively identify risks. Everyone in the organization must be actively involved in being aware of potential risks, identifying them to the SMS committee and investing in the solution selected.
Schumer’s press release on small plane crashes makes assumptions not supported by record. Rather than send the NTSB on an unnecessary investigation, perhaps the Senator’s office should learn what the FAA is doing to lower GA risk.
How well is Part 117 being implemented? The SMS experience has shown that solutions designed to respond to a specific airline’s profile are preferable to many universal regulatory fixes. Maybe here, too?