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The work of an AMT does not receive adequate praise. The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award should not just be an honor within the aviation industry, but should attract the attention of the general press!
If Christopher Hart is willing, the Trump Administration would be well advised to nominate Mr. Hart for the Board again or any safety positions within DoT.
Jennie Santoro wrote a very illuminating article urging all in aviation to aid our profession by assisting young professionals in their professional growth, and develop a strong group of future leaders.
The Helicopter Association International appointed Dr. Steve Sparks as Director of Safety. HAI’s selection was indicative of the new mode of regulator/regulated cooperation, and Dr. Sparks’ experience should add to HAI’s capacity to work with the FAA in this new regulatory approach.
On February 3, 2017 Michael E. Levine passed. Persons of vision, particularly those whose eyesight is prescient, are rare human commodities. Mr. Levine will be missed.
Peggy Gilligan’s legacy in moving the FAA from a reactive to a proactive safety culture organization is extraordinary. She overcame many hurdles and leaves the FAA a better place.
As the Senate votes to confirm her nomination, here are 3 high profile aviation cases which Secretary Chao will find in her inbox on her 1st day at 1200 New Jersey Ave. SW.
The FAA brought in Wichita State’s psychology Professor Jibo He to conduct research and development on head-mounted display and wearable devices used in aviation safety applications.
Hawai‘i Island’s Kona International Airport has officially been changed to Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole, in honor of the Challenger astronaut who grew up in Kealakekua. Now, the 20,000,000 passengers of KOA will be made aware of Ellison Onizuka and that increased visibility might well bring new candidates to STEM programs.