NOTAM is critical safety communication from FAA to pilots So much information is in this Notice that its value is diminished ATO COO Teri Bristol announces new format A NOTICE TO AIRMAN has been an…Read More
Why the FAA must be modernized Former Kansas 4th District Representative Points to problems with FAA Few Practical Solutions The Federal Aviation Administration should keep pace with airspace innovation ANALYSIS/OPINION: \ …
Having demonstrated less than excellent service to their passengers, do you think Congress will be confident in turning the management of the ATO to these same executives?
The project to transform the Southern California basin with its 6 major airports, 3 secondary facilities and 5 minor airfields plus their separate arrivals/departures, TRACON patterns and the overarching en route trails is among the most complex Air Traffic Control environmental exercises ever attempted by the FAA. To prove that point, the Administrator announced the initiation of the project; that’s rare.
Recent events, claims of hacking and an April, 2015 GAO report have highlighted the potential risks of an aircraft to cyberattacks. In response to those warnings the FAA convened a “private meeting” to address the security of these systems. Obviously the sensitivity of this issue is the reason for this non-public review (the group may be empowered by a federal advisory charter). What remains to be seen is the technical scope of their work.
NextGen and SESAR get on the same page; shouldn’t stakeholders get to see the page?
Rep. Bill Shuster has announced that his long quest for a transformational FAA Reauthorization Bill “will announce a plan Monday [today] to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system, removing the government’s role in managing the world’s most crowded, complex air space.”
The FAA’s primary jurisdiction is assuring safety in the National Aviation System. Congress also provided it with the power to decide whether certain airport restrictions are lawful. A recent decision involving LAX has drawn criticism,…