FAA issued an Airworthiness Directive proposing to terminate the use and installation of ADS-B transceivers manufactured by NavWorx, which will remove one of the low-cost options in FAA’s critical NextGen implementation schedule. Unfortunately, NavWorx is resisting to cooperate to establish airworthiness.Read More
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.
All three of these cases are too late in the process to benefit from a review of the airfield and possible solutions. As/if the tree v. plane conflict develops, with proper O/E analysis, it may be possible to develop solutions which minimize green damage and safety risks.
Exclusive Charter Service added SoberLink, an instrument which records and transmits blood alcohol levels, as part of its pilot preflight requirements.
Uber plans to use a VTOL aircraft in intracity taxi operations and has published a study that lays out the map from vision to realization by 2028. The proposal’s ideas for using aerial vehicles to diminish the ground traffic density have awesome potential.
Senator Warner and Representative Norton each have responses to the need to address sexual assaults on aircraft. Both indicate that legislation is needed in light of recent onboard attacks which suggest more attention from the U.S. Department of Justice and the FAA must be initiated.
Two airports are illustrating the intersection between economic development and safety functions. With good planning and comprehension of FAA regulation, the balance between these potentially conflicting interests can be maintained.
Cirrus Vision Jet, the world’s first single engine Personal Jet, with new levels of safety, has been certificated by the FAA. How much more quickly would these advances have been available IF the new Part 23 had not been delayed?
The Pence plane being mired in the EMAS (Engineered Materials Arresting Systems) arresting material highlights a number of important safety advances and the result of collaboration.
Making the NTSB the enemy in a “fiction” labeled “The Untold Story Behind the Miracle on the Hudson” does no favors for aviation safety.
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.
Boeing’s new airplane safety data project expects a 140-fold increase in the annual data generated that will contribute to both developing integrated solutions and reducing the cost of operating and manufacturing. As Boeing initiates this project, SMS experts should be included in the design team.
There seems to be a substantial risk that someone traveling on a train, bus, or crowded subway would be injured by a Samsung Galaxy Note7 conflagration. Shouldn’t these other modes issue similar orders prohibiting the carriage of these PEDs?
IATA’s statements are well-documented pleas for all stakeholders to prevent behavior of unruly passengers on board aircraft. Its specific request is for “more governments to ratify the Montreal Protocol 2014.” In spite of the repeated industry efforts, dangerous incidents have increased!
Since 2012 Flight Safety Foundation has engaged in an effort which could dramatically enhance aviation safety around the world— the Global Safety Information Project (GSIP). GSIP will leverage data at an even higher level and should extend the preventative actions from which the US and Europe are already benefiting.