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.
President Trump is calling for the separation of Air Traffic Control (ATC) from the FAA. This is the beginning of a legislative marathon.
The most significant selection during FAA Administrator Michael Huerta’s term was made yesterday when he announced the appointment of Ali Bahrami as FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety.
These FAA jobs need to be filled, but creating incumbents before the Administrator’s replacement puts the FAA’s next leader in a difficult situation.
New structures are necessary to allow the FAA to really regulate aviation safety. In order to move from a reactive to a proactive perspective, these organizational evolutions are absolutely required.
The quick demise of two successful airport businesses confirms that the airport will not last until 2028, the date that the City “promised” to keep its hated airport open.
Graphene may generate a new aircraft design. The research needed to translate this exciting concept into practical application will require years. The FAA must prepare for this impending challenge.
Europe is partnering with South Asia to meet the opportunities and challenges of the region, while the FAA is focusing on the Caribbean to increase airport safety and certification.