The FTA and the FAA are collaborating on using Safety Management Systems (SMS) on all future FTA projects. SMS is the basis of the FTA Safety Program using data to proactively identify, avoid and mitigate risks to safety. The lessons of the FAA and SMS should migrate beyond the FTA.
The FAA’s criteria in setting goals and choosing to support the Caribbean appear to ignore the potential economic value of this investment. The Caribbean may be a good #1 target; might not have Africa been better?
The need is there, but deserves considerable discussion. The suggestion that the FAA should receive this assignment should be challenged.
The Senate’s version of the FAA Reauthorization Act is a game-changer. Here are the reasons for this reversal of bad statutory authority, what specifically it did and what still must be done.
The beauty of online training is that it delivers high quality learning of the FAA standards at a low cost.
Can/should the FAA implement a Pilot Record Database (PRD) with privacy, safety and resources in mind?