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Opening The Book on Leadership Dysfunction

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 — David Evans

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The Federal Aviation Administration issued a press release on 5 September 2008 titled “FAA Announces Results of Compliance Audits, Updates Safety Commitments.”  After reviewing what the FAA spin masters have released, this document should be titled, “Oh What A Tangled Web We Weave.” The FAA is claiming that the results of its self-directed audit of […]

Amid Proud Declarations, No Answer About

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 — David Evans

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The airlines are complying with airworthiness directives (ADs) 98% of the time, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In other words, all is well. But before accepting this declaration, consider a few factors, not the least of which is that the FAA conducted an audit of itself that lacks the test of independence. One […]

Preheating Fuel May Prevent Ice Blockage

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 — David Evans

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An obscure patent may be the solution to the crash at Heathrow last January. An interim report issued 4 September by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) hints that ice gummed up the British Airways B777 fuel system between the low pressure (LP) fuel pump and the fuel oil heat exchanger (FOHE). Schematic diagram of […]

Opening The Book on Leadership Dysfunction

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 — David Evans

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The Federal Aviation Administration issued a press release on 5 September 2008 titled “FAA Announces Results of Compliance Audits, Updates Safety Commitments.”  After reviewing what the FAA spin masters have released, this document should be titled, “Oh What A Tangled Web We Weave.” The FAA is claiming that the results of its self-directed audit of […]

Amid Proud Declarations, No Answer About

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 — David Evans

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The airlines are complying with airworthiness directives (ADs) 98% of the time, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In other words, all is well. But before accepting this declaration, consider a few factors, not the least of which is that the FAA conducted an audit of itself that lacks the test of independence. One […]

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