Aviation Safety

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Vertical progress in Helicopter Safety

Less than a month ago an NTSB study was quoted here and as a reader pointed out, the post created an overly negative view of the helicopter safety status, particularly HEMS(http://jdasolutions.aero/blog/need-for-and-how-to-implement-hems-sms/). The International Helicopter Safety…



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15 April, 2020 12:15

ALPA proposes a useful COVID-19 FAA response; airlines act now? It is unfair to assume that Administrator Dickson is not moving forward on his former union’s proposal. The necessary steps to execute the CDC/FEMA recommendations…


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President Trump downgraded US Representative to ICAO

President Trump downgraded US Representative to ICAO [see below attached picture] L-R: Former U.S. Ambassador to ICAO (2006-2009) Donald T. Bliss; FAA Administrator, Stephen Dickson; former U.S. Ambassador to ICAO (2010-2013) Duane E. Woerth; former…





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GRAY CHARTER MARKET: 2 more FAA actions against illegal flights and 1 proactive addition to the NBAA Small Aircraft Exemption

Update: FAA Extends NBAA’s Small Aircraft Exemption Until 2022   FAA Proposes $1.5 Million Civil Penalty Against B E L Aviation of Odessa, Texas for Alleged Illegal Charter Flights WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportation’s…