FAA Has Not Fully Addressed Safety Concerns Regarding the American Airlines Flight Test Program Finds problems FAA Inspector relation with AA flight test staff The Office had history of issues SMS’s cooperation/collaboration need clear boundaries…
Recent Flux of Criminal Cases Signal that FAA’s compliance and collaboration means ENFORCEMENT is alive OIG activism? It is not a statistically based observation, but it seems that the use of criminal powers has…
The DEA prevented an aircraft with an unapproved modified fuel system from departing Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport to Asuncion, Paraguay.
The DoT OIG Dashboard does little more than publicize its audits and investigations, which doesn’t advance the OIG’s mission, and appears to be a more of a monument of self-aggrandizement.
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?
The OIG needs to do a 360° review (an SMS term) of the FAA’s existing systems before making judgments.
It is clear by the trend of the past 10-20 years of budget bills that the FAA has to use a shrinking roster to meet increasing domestic and global regulatory responsibilities.
According to Matthew G. Hampton, Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits, it is time again to “assess FAA’s procedures for (1) selecting, justifying, and measuring the outcomes of projects that received developmental funding, and (2) overseeing the execution of these projects.”