There is a need for a realistic contingency plan, and the FAA acknowledged that it still has work to do, but without more explanation, it is a BIG STRETCH to claim that this deficiency proves that privatization is needed.
U.S. DoT announced the 25 members of the new Working Group on Improving Air Service to Small Communities who will advise Congress on issues related to providing air service to small communities. Here are some thoughts on how to improve service to Small Communities, add pilots and mechanics to the work force, and create aviation entrepreneurs.
All 17 aviation safety predictions are certain to happen in 2017. Return tomorrow to see the scorecard for the JDA Journal 2016 Prognoses.
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.
After 3 years, Norwegian Air International (NAI) was issued the final grant of foreign air carrier authority by the US DOT. NAI’s bureaucratic voyage to the U.S. has been an exceedingly slow process.
Senator Warner and Representative Norton each have responses to the need to address sexual assaults on aircraft. Both indicate that legislation is needed in light of recent onboard attacks which suggest more attention from the U.S. Department of Justice and the FAA must be initiated.
The White House held an event about the future growth, safety and regulations of UASs on October 11 with Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Secretary Foxx, Helen Greiner and Eric Allison. Although there was good feedback, there was no mention that Congress should reconstitute the regulatory regimes which presently balance safety and innovation.
In 1965, Administrator Halaby wrote the President about his frustrations getting Congress to enact legislation needed by the FAA. 50 yrs later, the FAA is faced with a similar challenge.