Hawaii is considering legislation that would create a state agency to manage all airports. Whatever makes sense needs to be enacted now to make Hawai’i ready for this once-in-a-decade flow of airport funds.
Schumer’s press release on small plane crashes makes assumptions not supported by record. Rather than send the NTSB on an unnecessary investigation, perhaps the Senator’s office should learn what the FAA is doing to lower GA risk.
On March 6, ICAO adopted a new aircraft CO2 emissions standard. ICAO is good at creating standards, but not well suited to enforcing them. It will be interesting to see whether the criteria will be enacted.
How well is Part 117 being implemented? The SMS experience has shown that solutions designed to respond to a specific airline’s profile are preferable to many universal regulatory fixes. Maybe here, too?
Against all odds, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has raised its safety performance. It’s great news that this segment of aviation is making significant strides towards safer flight.
Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR) provide necessary protection, but they have serious economic consequences on the ground. Is it time to reassess those consequences?
Airline economics and competition are considered to be separate from SAFETY, but it would be naïve to discount that pressure on the bottom line. Thus, it is instructive to review significant issues on the money-making side of airline ventures.
More than 50,000 girls and women will attend events on four continents during the 7th annual Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, March 6- 12. They will meet women who chose a career in the aviation industry, learn about past women of aviation’s contributions, visit various work environments, and try some of the activities, including flying in small aircraft at some locations.
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A new study about pilot mental health published by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health concludes “hundreds of pilots currently flying are managing depressive symptoms perhaps without the possibility of treatment due to the fear of negative career impacts.”