The FAA issued an NPRM intended “to enhance the professional development of U.S. air carrier pilots to make certain that they adhere to standard procedures and prevent behavior which could lead to pilot errors.” The history behind this proposed rule is relevant to its issuance and the potential improvement is immense.
Given Foxx’s purview of the FAA and his involvement with the NTSB, his message would have been more realistic in defining the risks by citing their relevant experiences. More importantly, by suggesting that the FAA and/or NTSB might be useful collateral assets to the auto manufacturers, the challenges might be minimized.
Each carrier’s SMS committee ought to review these investigative reports. The people who participate are well situated to formulate remedies for their pilots, dispatchers, flight attendants and training. As the Chairman pointed out if, the lessons of DL 1086 are properly considered, aviation safety will be benefited.
The NTSB investigation of US1549 has received negative comments. It seemed appropriate to republish a blog by Robert Sumwalt on his experiences working for the Board.
At the ALPA 62nd Safety Forum, NTSB Chairman delivered a simple message to 400+ people, “The good news is that there is more automation; and the bad news is that there is more automation.”
The NTSB knows aviation safety, but the insurance industry knows risk quantification. Amazingly, the private market is even better than the omniscient ones at OMB.
The truth about what media fails to report about the general aviation safety record. Please pass this on as the progress and achievements made by the aviation industry are not published.
A brief summary of news circulating about who was on board and their families, NTSB’s investigation and past efforts, FAA’s role, and the future of ballooning.