Report Faults FAA Oversight of Regional Airlines Faults FSDOs’ knowledge and keys for carriers Flight Standards Service moving oversight away from field OIG’s audit skills could have identified correlative factors The Google machine brought the…
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.
Rep. Lo Biondo called a hearing on February 15 entitled “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: State of American Aviation Manufacturing”. Hopefully Members heard the witnesses that Congress should give AIR support and set their work as a priority.
The FAA plans to help the nations of the Caribbean grow their aviation competence and responsibilities over a period of ten years, which is a challenge for both the Bahamas government and the FAA to develop the human resources and technology.
With 54 of 56 planned airports now equipped with Data Comms capabilities, the FAA is close to its goal of having the rollout completed by the end of 2016. The Data Comms capabilities allow towers to send text messages to flight crews, which can cut through the sometimes dense voice radio communications between the two.
FAA’s flight service program saved $2.13B over 13 years. Price pressure forced the move to AFSS, so will the availability of new private sector options drive towards further automation?
Three stories demonstrating the need to know what is happening in European aviation, and why FAA’s international presence is important.
In light of two recent tragic accidents, a bit of an A to Z education about the types of aircraft under the FAA’s jurisdiction may be appropriate.