It appears a new approach should be tried in solving the recent passenger gun problem. Safety risk assessment (SRA) uses a risk based methodology to examine the range of risks encountered every day and using the risk and hazard process.Read More
The FAA issued a very short press release on its issuance of its Final Rule on the 3rd Class Medical Certificate. As with so much in Washington, what agency states in the issuance of a rule and what was truly behind it may have some degrees of variance.
The highest court in the land denied FlyteNow’s writ of certiorari. That is not to say that the Flytenow business model and the FAA rules are irreconcilable, but extremism in the pursuit of this free enterprise is not an effective stratagem.
FAA adopted the Missouri test of “show me how safe your UAS is.” Private industry has greater insights into what new forms of flight are needed, but the FAA is an excellent arbiter of adequate protections.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced an agreement with United to protect its employees from future injuries by improving its baggage-handling operation. It’s possible that the Secretary-nominee might reverse the previous agreements with OSHA and, if issued, would fall on Administrator Huerta to realign the policy within the FAA.
In 2015, we predicted what would happen in the aviation industry during 2016… Were we correct? We’d give ourselves an acceptable A-.
All 17 aviation safety predictions are certain to happen in 2017. Return tomorrow to see the scorecard for the JDA Journal 2016 Prognoses.
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 summary of allegations of two ATCers at Boise Airport failing to respond to repeated calls. This is not the first time a controller has been caught napping.