While some NextGen objections may be valid, there is also much to be complimented. Here are the latest accomplishments over the past year, and a look into the next few years.
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?
The EU signs a major aerospace cooperation agreement with the People’s Republic of China and the FAA speaks about sharing safety data.
An EASA agreement with Singapore maintains safety and stimulates jobs, while an FAA agreement with Singapore reduces FAA’s surveillance duties there.
Based on the assertions of the American pundits, the European UAS industry must be doomed. However, the EASA gestation period resulted in some wise proposals.
Those who embrace the SMS/compliance/consistency/the new Part 23 will succeed, and most importantly, long term aviation safety will be the ultimate beneficiary.
Dan Elwell, whose experience makes him well suited for this position, was selected to be the next FAA Deputy Administrator.