Accident Investigation

gen. monteith at astronaut memorial

FAA Commercial Space Transportation may “promote”, but a strong statement about SMS vigilance needed

Brig. General Wayne R. Monteith, USAF (R), FAA’s associate administrator for commercial space transportation,says AST  will “accelerate” and “promote” Space Travel  the legislative history of PROMOTE signals need for SAFETY Brig. General Wayne R. Monteith,…

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Belarus’ Interdiction of Ryanair plane results in strong international negative reaction and unexpected concern about “politicization”

Belarus grounds Ryanair flight to arrest political dissidents EU bans Belarus aircraft from its airspace ICAO investigates IATA disagrees Above are the insignia of a trans-European governmental authority, the UN Aviation organization, the official seal of…

Prospective pilots ???

Pilot Records Database is an effective Aviation Safety Rule and Industry’s acceptance signals the value of more information

Tracking a pilot’s flight history has been difficult New Pilot Record Database improves hiring search PRD adds paperwork to air carriers and corporate flight departments Safety Risk assessment justifies the added burden The best test…