Schumer’s press release on small plane crashes makes assumptions not supported by record. Rather than send the NTSB on an unnecessary investigation, perhaps the Senator’s office should learn what the FAA is doing to lower GA risk.
Against all odds, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has raised its safety performance. It’s great news that this segment of aviation is making significant strides towards safer flight.
A fault in the battery can cause a fire. Even if a fire starts elsewhere, a lithium battery makes for formidable fuel. When a fire spreads from cell to cell within a lithium-ion battery, it can burn at 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Here is what was happening in the positions who execute the aviation policy of the Trump Administration. What does this all mean?
The FAA issued a very short press release on its issuance of its Final Rule on the 3rd Class Medical Certificate. As with so much in Washington, what agency states in the issuance of a rule and what was truly behind it may have some degrees of variance.
A review of NTSB’s Most Wanted List 2017-2018, which highlights the issues the Board deems to be the most important safety concerns. A substantive safety tool the aviation industry might benefit from, but more could have been included.
Making the NTSB the enemy in a “fiction” labeled “The Untold Story Behind the Miracle on the Hudson” does no favors for aviation safety.
The NTSB determined that an Execuflight flight crew mismanaged the approach and multiple deviations from standard operating procedures and due to those failures, caused the November, 2015 crash in Akron, Ohio. Small Part 135 operators can use Safety Management Systems (SMS) to minimize the risk evidenced by this sad NTSB determination.