ARTICLE: General Aviation Safety
The National Transportation Safety Board is finishing a two day hearing at which it is highlighting issues affecting General Aviation safety performance. Today, the FAA, which is charged with the continuous regulation and surveillance of 300,000+ aircraft and their pilots, issued an impressive fact sheet WHICH summarizes all of the FAA programs addressing this segment of aviation.
Under general headings labeled Reducing Risk, Aircraft Design, New Technology and Engagement & Outreach, the Administration catalogues an impressive litany of short and long term actions targeting specific critical areas of GA safety improvements. What is most impressive is the number of comprehensive programs that the FAA is supporting and managing—
- Academic engagement,
- General Aviation Joint Steering Committee
- Center of Excellence for GA Research
- Airman Testing Standards and Training Aviation Rulemaking Committee
- Safety Standdowns,
- Improvements to 14 CFR Part 23,
- Benefits from NextGen for GA,
- FAA online resources,
- Reexamination of Amateur and Homebuilt Aircraft, and
- A host of other well designed efforts.
This is a commendable list, to which we would add a suggestion- JDA Solutions. These programs can be further integrated and formulated to create continuous safety improvement for the GA community.Share this article: