Thu, Feb 21, 2013
Agency Says It Allows Detection Of Minor Hazards Before They Become Major Safety Risks
The FAA’s implementation of a proactive safety management system earned the agency a prestigious global award this week. IHS Jane’s, a group of international magazines that covers air traffic control, aviation security and other topics, gave the FAA its ATC Award for Service Provision at a Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) event.
Through its safety management system, the FAA can identify precursors to risk rather than waiting to respond to specific incidents. As a result, agency officials have identified and eliminated minor hazards before they became major safety incidents. The system features various reporting programs that are collecting 10 times more data than the FAA previously gathered.
IHS Jane’s praised the FAA for “implementing the largest voluntary reporting system in the world,” one that focuses on data collection and analysis to identify and mitigate safety risks, and for committing resources to that system. High-ranking officials from international air navigation service providers and industry groups served as judges on the panel that picked the winner from a record number of nominees.
Also: Blue Angels, Fuel Taxes, Twirly Birds, Bell 429WG, Delta Selects GoGo It’s common for airlines to issue numerous safety notice to flight crews, but United Airlines issu>[...]
Now Approved For European Installation, FAA Certification Pending EASA has certified Continental Motors Group CD-155 hp Jet-A diesel engine option for installation in the Diamond t>[...]
Get Your Wacky Ideas In NOW! ANN E-I-C Note: Folks... we gotta warn you... based on all the nonsense we've had to endure in 2014-2015 (which we are duty-bound to lampoon), this may>[...]
How Planes Work Need a great illustration of an airplane, clearly labeled, so you can explain -- again -- why planes stay up in the air? This is a good illustration; maybe they'll >[...]
Used by pilots to inform ATC that they have received runway, wind, and altimeter information only.>[...]