The OIG announced an audit to assess the FAA’s suspected unapproved parts (SUPs) process. If an inspector comes and you are not up to speed, the consequences may be very bad.
The media has made it abundantly clear that drones are posing a threat to public safety. It is important that the industry, particularly the associations, supports a hardline approach to violations. Mixed messages will not help.
The FAA responded to reporter Patrick McKay’s FOIA request about 237 UAS enforcement cases. Here’s what they tell the FAA and users.
Technical staff and AMTs will be best prepared for their decisions as to SUPs if they are well-educated on this arcane subject.
Congress is considering Reauthorization of the FAA. While that bill is being written and placed before the Members, there seems to be an inordinate number of local interventions (see below four articles) seemingly seeking to void the application of national standards to local airports.
There is a great risk that a bad UAS accident will impact the future uses of them. Education of all users is essential to the safe introduction of this new technology. Any more bad cases, like the one in California, may cause Congress to require the FAA to place heavy regulations on these new flights.
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said drones “will be an issue for federal, state and local security during the 2016 presidential race.” Why did he make such a strong prediction and how might it impact this nascent industry?
The FAA is aggressively pursuing methods to improve aviation safety and the efforts should be commended. As described in the below article, the Lessons Learned page is a useful compendium of past accidents with analyses…