The FAA and Industry Guide to Product Certification has been issued. Aviation associations praise the FAA, but Congress seeks further reduction of the FAA.
These FAA jobs need to be filled, but creating incumbents before the Administrator’s replacement puts the FAA’s next leader in a difficult situation.
The purpose of these questions is to reopen Congressional consideration. They suggest that the current Reauthorization is not ready for final passage.
A 50 page “toolkit” was issued by the US DoT, OIG soon after the election. The President-elect may not have much OIG experience or knowledge, but the aviation experts on his Transition Team do. That raises the obvious question: WHY?
Helping communities to re-review the new ATC architecture sounds good, but do the neighborhoods need more than DIY kits to arrive at a win/win solution?
If communities were empowered with technical competence, a better path to better ATC paths would be more attainable.
The Airline Pilot Association recently took strong positions on two high profile issues against two Washington aviation trade associations with considerable policy-making clout. In a time when aviation consensus is critical to passage of the FAA Reauthorization, such discord is problematic.
A4A’s President and CEO, Nick Calio, an expert in high level policy strategy, has written identical letters to the Republican and Democratic National Platform Committees bringing to their attention a number of issues of great concern to his airline members.