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‘Letter War’ Rages While Helicopter Ambulances Continue to Crash

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 — David Evans

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‘Letter War’ Rages While Helicopter Ambulances Continue to Crash

The “letter war” between the two agencies is not improving safety, but it is proof of the old adage that three inches of flame will shield one’s derriere from accountability. Case in point: the recommendations issued in 2006 to improve the safety of medical evacuation flights, especially those flown by helicopters. The National Transportation Safety […]

Significant Regulatory & Related Activity

Saturday, July 17, 2010 — David Evans

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Significant Regulatory & Related Activity

Recent FAA announcements reveal an incomplete and laggardly approach to safety that is unbecoming of a regulatory agency.

Study Shows Accidents Decreasing, But The Past Is Not The Future

Thursday, July 8, 2010 — David Evans

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Study Shows Accidents Decreasing, But The Past Is Not The Future

A new study shows that airline accidents are down substantially around the world, and particularly in the U.S. and Canada. The study may give encouragement to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada (TC), who commissioned the study, as its data could be used to demonstrate that regulatory activities are keeping on top of […]

Accidents & Incidents 05.16.10 – 05.31.10

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for the second half of May.

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