The folks at GE designed a new method to assess the airworthiness of aircraft engines: robot AMTs.
Does the Cabin Air Safety Act merit delaying other FAA safety initiatives? Or is the Congress so sure that the elements of this bill justify its elevation to the top of the FAA list?
Instances in which weak sentences were imposed for shining a laser at an aircraft should be highlighted, so that future sentencing will match the severity.
The Office of Inspector General issued a report suggesting the FAA may have diminished its attention to Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUPs). Private industry should take a hard look at the report and not rely on the FAA to find SUPs.
Steve Charbonneau received Flight Safety Foundation’s Business Aviation Meritorious Service Award for his pioneering efforts in the collection, analysis and sharing of aviation safety data.
EASA commissioned two studies on Cabin Air Quality. The conclusions sound fairly safe, but there are unknowns about potential hazards and individual health problems. The FAA might want to participate in this study.
During an accident investigation, ATC records showed an A-380 was nearby when a Challenger 604 lost control. The preliminary recommendation was that ATC needs to provide lateral separation between the A-380 and smaller aircraft.
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.