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.
The FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center, where aviation safety research is performed, added a Structures and Materials Laboratory. A $2Million capital expenditure that’s important and necessary, especially when compared to Boeing who spends between $3-$4B a year on its Research and Development.
A review of NTSB’s Most Wanted List 2017-2018, which highlights the issues the Board deems to be the most important safety concerns. A substantive safety tool the aviation industry might benefit from, but more could have been included.
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.
With the exception of a few issues, neither Clinton nor Trump has offered any position papers. Here’s what the major candidates have stated on aviation issues. Please take the time to be involved in the campaign(s) of whichever candidate(s) reflect your views.
The G-IV is a high altitude jet that flies the periphery of hurricanes and drops sondes which record data about the atmospheric conditions of the storm and help predict its path.
A review of a published scholarly article entitled: Dynamics and Biases of Online Attention: The Case of Aircraft Crashes.
Study shows that pilots’ greater care in fuel efficiency will likely result in greener flights and is highly likely to see immediate results.