There is a fear of over regulation based on drone sightings by pilots, but the FAA is aware of and has reported about the false reporting.
A fairly straightforward accident. An engine failure, no injuries, in the middle of a cornfield—hardly the factors calling for an FAA investigation.
Recent initiatives have made significant attacks on risks. Expectations are that GA safety will attain similar benefits from this technique.
Our open society is also an open window through which terrorists can gain access to so much information which they can use to harm this country.
The Allegiant/Unions battle will continue until a safety approach is agreed upon. SMS can be a good mechanism to bring these divergent views to a consensus.
The OIG announced an audit to assess the FAA’s suspected unapproved parts (SUPs) process. If an inspector comes and you are not up to speed, the consequences may be very bad.