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Pilot License Fiasco

Friday, October 29, 2010 — David Evans

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Pilot License Fiasco

An airline pilot’s wallet-size license has far more implications for transportation safety than a driver’s license, yet state-issued drivers’ licenses are more resistant to tampering and forgery. Rep. John Mica (R-FL), ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure is outraged at this dismal state of affairs. He has written an angry letter to three […]

Medical Helicopter Standards Proposed

Friday, October 22, 2010 — David Evans

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Medical Helicopter Standards Proposed

When the Congressional oversight committee issues a blanket statement of support for a proposed rule, one is left with the dismaying feeling the legislators don’t understand or don’t care. Such is the thought attendant to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) posted 12 October on the Federal Register. The NPRM is the long-awaited response by […]

Accidents & Incidents 10.01.10 – 10.09.10

Monday, October 18, 2010 — David Evans

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Accidents & Incidents 10.01.10 – 10.09.10

Accidents and incidents 1-9 October.

Metal Fatigue Led to Fuselage Rupture

Friday, October 15, 2010 — David Evans

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Metal Fatigue Led to Fuselage Rupture

A hole blew open above the passengers sitting in the rear of the Southwest Airline’s B737 cabin, causing loss of pressurization and the pilots to make an emergency landing at Charleston, WV, rather than continue the flight from Nashville to Baltimore. Buried in the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) 18 August 2010 report of the […]

Accidents & Incidents 09.19.10 – 09.30.10

Friday, October 15, 2010 — David Evans

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Accidents and incidents for the last half of September.

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