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Archive | August, 2009

Union Removed As Participant In Midair Collision Investigation

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 — David Evans

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If you want to play, best argue with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) privately, not publicly and probably prematurely. On 17 August the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) was stripped of its party status in the NTSB’s investigation into the mid-air collision 8 August over the Hudson River, in which all nine aboard […]

Accidents & Incidents 8.01.09 – 8.08.0

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for the week of 1 August.

Questions & Answers With the Administrator

Friday, August 14, 2009 — David Evans

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By Captain Tom Duke (Ret.) As a “fly on the wall” attendee at the 55th Annual Air Line Pilot Association Safety and Security Forum, it was a privilege to see the two minute applause for Captain Randy Babbitt, former ALPA President and now the FAA Administrator, as he finished his speech opening the event. (See […]

It Takes a Pilot

Friday, August 14, 2009 — David Evans

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By Captain Rory Kay ALPA Executive Air Safety Chairman Remarks at ALPA air safety forum, 6 August: Pilots like to have a quiet and uneventful time while at work, and spend much time in planning a flight to help ensure that is exactly what will happen. Yet we are all, inevitably, going to have to […]

We Can’t Regulate Professionalism

Friday, August 14, 2009 — David Evans

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We Can’t Regulate Professionalism

By Randy Babbitt Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Captain Babbitt became the sixteenth administrator on June 1. He began his aviation career as a pilot, flying 25 years for Eastern Air Lines. He later served as president of ALPA (Air Line Pilots Association) and promoted the international expansion of ALPA through a merger in 1997 […]

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