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Archive | May, 2011

Operators Ahead of the FAA

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 — David Evans

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At the recent National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) hearing into the crash of an ATR-42 cargo plane, not all the news was bad. (See Aviation Safety Journal, “Crash Investigation Reveals Inconsistent Oversight”) NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman revealed that feeder operator Empire Airlines and Federal Express have already taken steps recommended by the safety board: “In […]

Amendment Could Stifle Safety Regulations

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 — David Evans

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Amendment Could Stifle Safety Regulations

A bill passed overwhelmingly by a vote of 223 to 196 contains a provision that could make it more difficult for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue new safety regulations for the aviation industry. Amendment 23 of the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 (H.R. 648) requires an analysis of how any proposed […]

Crash Investigation Reveals Inconsistent Oversight

Monday, May 9, 2011 — David Evans

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Crash Investigation Reveals Inconsistent Oversight

The investigation of a cargo airplane crash reveals inconsistencies in the government’s approach to air safety. Both the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are open to criticism for being inconsistent. The lack of a uniform approach makes safety improvement difficult, if not impossible. The case involves the early morning […]

Accidents & Incidents 04.10.11 – 04.30.11

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 — David Evans

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Accidents & Incidents 04.10.11 – 04.30.11

Air Carrier (Part 121) Date/Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments 11 April Narita JAPAN American Airlines Inc-operated Boeing 777-223 Reg: N766AN Aircraft experienced severe turbulence during climb over international waters. 2 Serious 2 Minor 227 Uninjured Aircraft sustained no damage. 11 April JFK International Airport NY Comair/Delta Connection-operated Bombardier CRJ701ER Reg: N641CA Aircraft was on ramp, […]

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