Public Statement

2017 Airline Safety Performance

Thursday, March 8, 2018
By George Hatcher

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2017 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continued strong improvements in safety. Download article as PDF »

New Mexico Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Friday, February 16, 2018
By George Hatcher
New Mexico Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Students from six schools in Alamogordo, New Mexico, will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 21. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Middle and high school students will travel to Alamogordo... »

FAA Proposes $54,000 Civil Penalty Against Interscience for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

Friday, September 8, 2017
By George Hatcher
FAA Proposes $54,000 Civil Penalty Against Interscience for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

WASHINGTON, DC– The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $54,000 civil penalty against Interscience of Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France, for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations. The FAA alleges that on December 21, 2016, Interscience offered six plastic bottles of flammable liquid disinfectant spray to American Airlines for shipment by air from... »

FAA Proposes $50,000 Civil Penalty Against DebMed USA for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

Friday, September 8, 2017
By George Hatcher
FAA Proposes $50,000 Civil Penalty Against DebMed USA for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

WASHINGTON, DC–The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $50,000 civil penalty against DebMed USA LLC, of Charlotte, North Carolina, for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations. The FAA alleges that on June 22, 2016, DebMed offered 142 lithium metal batteries to American Airlines for transportation by air from Dallas-Fort Worth... »

FAA Press Release: New Certification Rule for Small Airplanes Becomes Effective

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
By George Hatcher
FAA Press Release: New Certification Rule for Small Airplanes Becomes Effective

New Certification Rule for Small Airplanes Becomes Effective On August 30, the final rule overhauling airworthiness standards for general aviation airplanes published in December of 2016 officially went into effect. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects this rule will enable faster installation of innovative, safety-enhancing technologies into small airplanes, while reducing costs for the... »

Update to “Cold Temperature Restricted Airports” list

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
By George Hatcher
Update to “Cold Temperature Restricted Airports” list

Subject: Update to “Cold Temperature Restricted Airports” list located in Notice to Airmen Publication (NTAP) Graphic Notices. www/faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/notices. Purpose: This publication provides operators with information related to cold temperature altitude restrictions. It contains the addition and subtraction of airports to the Cold Temperature Restricted Airports list located in the NTAP. Background: In response to... »

FAA and Singapore Sign Aviation Safety Agreement

Thursday, July 13, 2017
By George Hatcher
FAA and Singapore Sign Aviation Safety Agreement

FAA and Singapore Sign Aviation Safety Agreement SINGAPORE—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a milestone Maintenance Agreement Guidance (MAG) yesterday with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). The agreement allows for mutual surveillance conducted on certified repair stations located abroad for each of the agreement partners. It provides guidance for the implementation of... »

Egyptair Flight MS804 Almost A Year Later

Sunday, May 7, 2017
By George Hatcher
Egyptair Flight MS804 Almost A Year Later

Egyptair Flight MS804 (AKA EgyptAir Flight 804) was a Paris to Cairo flight that ended in the Mediterranean on May 19, 2016. Sixty-six people lost their lives: three security crew, fifty-six passengers, seven crew. Egyptian authorities published a progress report on 28/06/16 that the BEA repaired the recorders. On 17/06 that the Technical Investigation... »

NTSB reports on Clear Air Turbulence

Saturday, February 25, 2017
By George Hatcher
NTSB reports on Clear Air Turbulence

Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of UNITED AIR LINES INC Accident occurred Friday, February 19, 2010 in Anchorage, AK Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/23/2017 Aircraft: BOEING 747, registration: N173UA Injuries: 1 Serious, 25 Minor, 236 Uninjured. NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal... »

FAA and Santa Monica Settlement

Saturday, January 28, 2017
By George Hatcher
FAA and Santa Monica Settlement

WASHINGTON–The Federal Aviation Administration and Santa Monica, California agreed on the future of Santa Monica Airport.The city agrees to maintain continuous and stable operation of the airport until December 31, 2028. After that date, Santa Monica has the right to close the airport.Santa Monica can shorten the airport’s single runway from 4,973 to 3,500... »

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