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September 13, 2023

FAA Report Confirms Record U.S. Pilot Production

Pilot Shortage Narrative Called Into Question

As special interests in Washington, Brussels, and Luxembourg persist in lamenting a global pilot shortage, the Federal Aviation Administration has released verifiable data clearly indicating the United States is producing record numbers of pilots. The last 12-months have seen the FAA certify a total of 10,191 new Airline Transport Pilots (ATP). In August 2023 alone, upwards of 1,200 new ATPs were vetted and written gleaming new tickets—the largest monthly number in history.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Alaska Airlines Flight 1288 Incident

What’s Broken Leans Left

The NTSB has released its preliminary report on a 20 August 2023 incident in which a Boeing 737-890, registration N516AS, then acting as Alaska Airlines Flight 1288 sustained serious damage when its left main landing-gear collapsed after an otherwise normal landing on Runway 20R at Santa Ana, California’s John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA). The 112 passengers and crew aboard the aircraft were evacuated to an SNA taxiway via mobile stairs. No injuries were reported. The incident-flight was operated under Part 121 of the Federal Aviation Regulations as a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to SNA.

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