George Mason University published a survey studying “the Economic Impact of Private and Sport Aviation.” Adding good economic data about contributions to the national economy is a useful goal. Using the data collected for other purposes would seem disingenuous.Read More
Schumer’s press release on small plane crashes makes assumptions not supported by record. Rather than send the NTSB on an unnecessary investigation, perhaps the Senator’s office should learn what the FAA is doing to lower GA risk.
Against all odds, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has raised its safety performance. It’s great news that this segment of aviation is making significant strides towards safer flight.
Harrison Ford’s accident will likely serve as a platform for those who want to close or limit airport operations. Aviation professionals should be prepared to respond.
Sean Elliott, EAA’s VP of Advocacy & Safety, met with FAA officials to expand on EAA’s success of its supplemental type certificate to install a non-certified Dynon primary flight display in their certified aircraft. The meeting evolved into how to utilize the risked-based certification regime to low-risk non-certified safety- and performance-related equipment on certified aircraft using the Parts Manufacturing Process.
The California Pilots Association (CPA) initiated a disaster-preparedness exercise designed for FEMA’s Disaster Airlift Response Team (DART) for the Southern California region. It demonstrated as though a major earthquake has disrupted the area’s ground transportation and compromised the ordinary means of bringing emergency personnel and supplies.
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.
FAA’s flight service program saved $2.13B over 13 years. Price pressure forced the move to AFSS, so will the availability of new private sector options drive towards further automation?
The new Chairman and President of the Aerospace Industries of America, David Melcher, expressed “concerns” about ATC privatization. It will be interesting to see if the AIA comments impact this debate.
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.