This article should cause the FAA, EASA, ICAO and other CAAs to reexamine the CAAC’s ability to certificate and insure continuing airworthiness.
The NTSB could bring a different, even more objective, perspective to the SMS methodology.
Hire, pay, reward and fire under private sector rules? Unions which represent the existing workforce would VEHEMENTLY oppose such legislation.
• A green dream or realist gain?
• Retrofit industry revival!
• Airport lawyer delight!
The NHTSA is emulating the FAA and aviation industry to promote greater safety.
Edward L. Bolton Jr., Assistant Administrator for NextGen, explains the benefits of tax dollars spent to install and implement this new air traffic system.
Two little noticed FAA actions merit greater recognition than they will likely receive. Both involve good news, but each is puzzling.
The FAA’s primary mission is aviation safety, but the totality of the Administrator’s responsibilities suggests much more.