[the cover glass picture comments are priceless and so appropriate for aviation’s engineers] Aviation Safety Network releases 2018 airliner accident statistics The Aviation Safety Network today released the 2018 airliner accident statistics showing a total…Read More
Are Boeing’s safety programs deficient? Or is the FAA not supporting their new compliance philosophy? It would be interesting to know where along this continuum the facts lie.
Two stories suggest that the FAA’s new SMS safety program, which has been heralded as reducing safety risks, might be an effective tool to address this WAVE of problems in hazmat shipping.
Several articles have suggested that the TFR issued to prohibit aircraft from flying over Standing Rock was an independent exercise of jurisdiction by the FAA. FAA did issue a NOTAM to prohibit aircraft from flying over this site, but probable cause does not equal liability.
Making the NTSB the enemy in a “fiction” labeled “The Untold Story Behind the Miracle on the Hudson” does no favors for aviation safety.
PETA asks whether the FAA has jurisdiction over animal cruelty involving aircraft. Certainly, the Turkey Drop event raises moral, ethical and equity issues, but it is not likely that the Arkansas Congressional Delegation would allow an amendment to the Act to cover such issues.
Resolutions are not as impactful as convictions of the responsible parties. The criminal condemnation would be a lasting legal memorial to the lives lost on MH-17, particularly if that punishment deters future reckless fire.
A seaplane owner landed on Lake Hazeltine to view the Ryder Cup. In addition to being cited for violating city ordinance, the pilot was also reported to the FAA Flight Standards Service, which sets standards for certification and oversight of pilots.