Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) systems are not new to airlines, but these state-of-the-art tablets will deliver enhanced functionality, greater safety and stronger cybersecurity. What is particularly encouraging is that this innovation was neither the push nor the pull of any FAR or proposed rule.
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.
Exclusive Charter Service added SoberLink, an instrument which records and transmits blood alcohol levels, as part of its pilot preflight requirements.
The FAA recently accepted the SMS program developed for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. A remarkable achievement reflecting a 5 year cooperative project by the carrier and the FAA. Explaining the impact of SMS points would reveal the positive upside.
In 1953 when Dr. Warren attended a trade show and saw an early recording device, little did he know that that accidental observation would be the beginning of an age of aviation safety which relies on the accumulation of little data bits on a tape to lower the risk in his industry. He, too, could have quoted from Numbers!
CALLBACK is THE monthly safety newsletter widely distributed among the US flyers. Its teaching power derives from its de-identified ASRS report excerpts.
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.
Airports might be able to mine valuable commercial information through WiFi. This might also contribute safety information to the industry and the FAA.