The US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) announced its “20 by 2020” campaign, a goal of reducing civil US fatal helicopter accident rate by 20% by 2020.
Recent initiatives have made significant attacks on risks. Expectations are that GA safety will attain similar benefits from this technique.
A bill instructing the FAA to direct that the airlines install secondary cockpit barriers has been introduced.
These recitations should show that instant speculation actually is a disservice to the process.
The rules may not make sense to the average aviator, but the risks and consequences of ignoring the regulations/interpretations are severe.
The challenge of this data rich period is the ability to distinguish between accurate and not so reliable facts, opinions and analyses.
Thank you, Ms. Gittens for adding some rationality to a story line which has been obsessed with the sensational.
The EASA work has flaws and some of those problems may have been the product of trying to respond quickly.