The Aircraft Certification Service Transformation will realign more than 1,300 professionals to execute the new Part 23 certification strategy. Why and what may this new personnel approach look like?
Organizational Relationships & Management
The FTA and the FAA are collaborating on using Safety Management Systems (SMS) on all future FTA projects. SMS is the basis of the FTA Safety Program using data to proactively identify, avoid and mitigate risks to safety. The lessons of the FAA and SMS should migrate beyond the FTA.
A 50 page “toolkit” was issued by the US DoT, OIG soon after the election. The President-elect may not have much OIG experience or knowledge, but the aviation experts on his Transition Team do. That raises the obvious question: WHY?
A report by AinOnline’s Kerry Lynch about Flight Standards Director John Duncan’s speech to NATA provides external evidence of major Sea Change in how it regulates defined by policy and structure.
The need is there, but deserves considerable discussion. The suggestion that the FAA should receive this assignment should be challenged.
Obama’s OMB sent a letter to Senators listing problems with the FAA Reauthorization Act. Nothing directed to the value, need and benefits of NextGen.
The NBAA, IBAC and FSF published a fatigue management reference guide for business pilots.
The US aviation industry was recently reminded of the importance of ICAO when that UN body announced global consensus on a CO2 standard.