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SMS: Are you Proactive or Reactive?

Safety Management Systems (SMS) is a hot topic, a buzzword, and soon to be a requirement. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has stated that all member countries should have established SMS requirements for operators…



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Passenger Bill of Rights — Good Idea?

DOT data shows more than 600 incidents of passengers stuck on the tarmac 3 hours or more during this year’s first seven months. There are more than 87,000 flights per day in the skies in…






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JDA Journal – An Idea Exchange

After working at the FAA for more than 35 years and then as an aerospace consultant for the past 15 years, I have seen a great deal of change in the aerospace industry: Some good,…