FAA issued an Airworthiness Directive proposing to terminate the use and installation of ADS-B transceivers manufactured by NavWorx, which will remove one of the low-cost options in FAA’s critical NextGen implementation schedule. Unfortunately, NavWorx is resisting to cooperate to establish airworthiness.
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.
Uber plans to use a VTOL aircraft in intracity taxi operations and has published a study that lays out the map from vision to realization by 2028. The proposal’s ideas for using aerial vehicles to diminish the ground traffic density have awesome potential.
The Pence plane being mired in the EMAS (Engineered Materials Arresting Systems) arresting material highlights a number of important safety advances and the result of collaboration.
On July 11, Chairman Bill Shuster wrote to Inspector General Calvin L. Scovel III asking three key questions to help guide the Committee’s oversight of the FAA’s efforts to implement NextGen.
Given Foxx’s purview of the FAA and his involvement with the NTSB, his message would have been more realistic in defining the risks by citing their relevant experiences. More importantly, by suggesting that the FAA and/or NTSB might be useful collateral assets to the auto manufacturers, the challenges might be minimized.
AVIATIONPROS published an article about the enormous task of collecting data in aircraft maintenance, and is worthwhile to publish given the FAA’s relatable reliance on meta data in SMS.
The G-IV is a high altitude jet that flies the periphery of hurricanes and drops sondes which record data about the atmospheric conditions of the storm and help predict its path.