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FAA plans for better airline pilot training. Hallelujah!

The US FAA is co-opting the American airline industry to do some brainstorming on the evident shortcomings in pilot performance, and then to come up with ideas for how training should be updated to improve it. Hallelujah! If you glance through this blog, you will find that eight out of ten of the items in […]

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That 787 fire: what to look for

The FAA is shortly to issue an airworthiness directive requiring checks of Boeing 787 emergency locator transmitters and the area surrounding them. It was close to the ELT in the cabin ceiling that a fire broke out in an Ethiopian Airlines 787 at Heathrow on 12 July (see previous blog entry). The FAA will advise […]

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The future of safety oversight

At the EASA/FAA annual conference last week, in Paris, I was moderating the final plenary session, which is about summing up what has been debated over the previous two days.  A great deal of the debate had been about regulatory resources, and how regulators will meet their safety oversight obligations in the future as the […]

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It matters how we fly

Talking about his imminent departure from the Flight Safety Foundation for an executive safety oversight role at the FAA, FSF chief Bill Voss said:  ”I look forward to getting back into the operational world to see if I can still do more than make speeches. The FAA never runs out of challenges.”Bill did a lot more […]

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