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.
JetBlue has added Gateway Select program to its six other pathways to pilot careers at the carrier. It differs from the other B6’s cockpit recruitment efforts in that (a) the candidate pays $125,000 for the first rate education, (b) no prior aviation experience and (c) assuming that all goes well, the graduate will be a first officer for the blue airline.
IATA’s statements are well-documented pleas for all stakeholders to prevent behavior of unruly passengers on board aircraft. Its specific request is for “more governments to ratify the Montreal Protocol 2014.” In spite of the repeated industry efforts, dangerous incidents have increased!
Three instances where good things are being done. One celebrates GA, one is an exercise of basic aviation safety, and one is a great message of “resurrection.”
A4A launched its 2016 advertising campaign ‘We Connect the World’ in addition to creating a dashboard informing customers about ATC and weather delay.
Atlas is providing Amazon an aircraft fleet and—on a CMI basis—crew, maintenance and insurance. How will the FAA surveil who has the final decision power to release aircraft as to weather, operational and airworthiness decisions?
Emirates Airlines experienced a potentially horrific accident. While it is way too early to speculate causes, it is appropriate to use this disaster as a learning opportunity.
Hopefully, airlines will not set their goals to just meet these rules. It would seem fair and right to approach the needs of ADA customers with the highest level of care.