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.
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.