These FAA jobs need to be filled, but creating incumbents before the Administrator’s replacement puts the FAA’s next leader in a difficult situation.Read More
If IDOT’s RFI process is successful, Chicago’s long-term aviation status will be preserved. IDOT is doing the right thing and is doing so on a timely basis.
Secretary Chao’s infrastructure initiative holds great potential. Here are changes which the Secretary may implement without a long NPRM process.
This case pushes the limits of FAA’s §44704. Reauthorization should include clarification on the FAA’s powers on the “airworthiness” of these carry-ons.
If an airline is a business goal and you you have the capital, there is a way to your goal. FAA regulations are demanding, but possible.
How well is Part 117 being implemented? The SMS experience has shown that solutions designed to respond to a specific airline’s profile are preferable to many universal regulatory fixes. Maybe here, too?
President Trump insinuated that his aircraft’s chief pilot would be the next FAA Administrator, but running the FAA is a job demanding more than excellent piloting skills, particularly with the Executive Challenges of completing NextGen.
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.
There is a need for a realistic contingency plan, and the FAA acknowledged that it still has work to do, but without more explanation, it is a BIG STRETCH to claim that this deficiency proves that privatization is needed.
U.S. DoT announced the 25 members of the new Working Group on Improving Air Service to Small Communities who will advise Congress on issues related to providing air service to small communities. Here are some thoughts on how to improve service to Small Communities, add pilots and mechanics to the work force, and create aviation entrepreneurs.