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Today’s Aircraft Seating Densities are “SAFE”, but are these Inflight Confrontations Symptoms of Needed Revision of Standards by FAA?

The below headline is technically incorrect under the current FAA certification standards. Might the current assumptions which support that standard need to be reviewed/revised? Does the Knee Defender (above) diminish the existing margin of safety…

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Petitioners seek Review of FAA’s UAS Interpretation, but to What End?

The Motherboard article below announces that three Petitions for Review have been filed by a lawyer, who has beaten the FAA twice on UAS issues, on behalf of some pretty impressive organizations seeking to appeal…

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FAA launches the Airport Voluntary Reporting System; its processes, practices and people will impact its Influence

Voluntary disclosure systems have been employed by the FAA since 1976 with creation of the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) to report incidents or safety concerns that could lead to safety errors. Reports sent to…