The Samoan Fa’a culture, which has been preserved for over 3,000 years from threats, might be adopted by the FAA during threats of budget and related proposals.
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The design of GE’s recently completed $60-$70 million utility plant is intended to look like one of its jet engines. Frank Lloyd Wright would have smiled about the powerplant’s powerplant shape.
Aircraft lessors could provide unique data to SMS and ASIAS, which would help understand the meta data and the solutions to the carrier’s unique problems.
Nine aviation associations jointly requested the 2018 Appropriations Bill include funding of $159 million for the fully funded and cost-share towers in the contract tower program.
One of the most powerful tools in Aviation Safety is NASA’s ASRS Callback. The most recent edition highlighted 6 instances of complacency contributing to risk, but teaching valuable lessons.
Jennie Santoro wrote a very illuminating article urging all in aviation to aid our profession by assisting young professionals in their professional growth, and develop a strong group of future leaders.
A deep investigation of actual operational experience might provide hard data on pilot qualifications. Without proof, the debate over the 1,500 hour criteria will continue on a subjective level.
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.
The ultimate goal of the Safety Management System discipline is to proactively identify risks. Everyone in the organization must be actively involved in being aware of potential risks, identifying them to the SMS committee and investing in the solution selected.