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#MH17 Public Statements

Thursday, July 17, 2014
By George Hatcher

FROM THE FAA: On the evening of July 17, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a Notice to Airman (NOTAM) prohibiting U.S. flight operations until further notice, in the airspace over eastern Ukraine, due to recent events and the potential for continued hazardous activities. The restricted area includes the entire Simferopol and Dnepropetrovsk flight information... »

Embraer Issues Worldwide Alert after VA Found Fault in Aircraft’s Bolts

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
By George Hatcher
Embraer Issues Worldwide Alert after VA Found Fault in Aircraft’s Bolts

Embraer has issued a worldwide alert after heavy maintenance carried out by Virgin Australia on June 26-26 pointed out a fault in the engine-holding bolts of Embraer 190 aircrafts. Out of 17 Embraer 190 aircraft present in the fleet, 9 had issues with the bolts which hold the aircraft’s engine in the engine pylon,... »

Press Release: Airline Consumer Complaints Down From Previous Year

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
By George Hatcher
Press Release: Airline Consumer Complaints Down From Previous Year

WASHINGTON – Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division during the first nine months of this year were down 14.1 percent from the first nine months of 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today. From January to September 2013, the Department received 10,439 consumer... »

DOT Fines US Airways for Failure to Provide Wheelchair Assistance to Passengers with Disabilities

Monday, November 4, 2013
By George Hatcher

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined US Airways $1.2 million for failing to provide adequate wheelchair assistance to passengers in Philadelphia and Charlotte, N.C. The fine is one of the largest ever assessed by DOT in a disability case. “All air travelers deserve to be treated equally and with respect,... »

Respond now to NTSB ISSUING FINAL RULE IN RESPONSE TO PILOT’S BILL OF RIGHTS

Friday, September 20, 2013
By George Hatcher
Respond now to NTSB ISSUING FINAL RULE IN RESPONSE TO PILOT’S BILL OF RIGHTS

The National Transportation Safety Board announced today that it has issued a Final Rule to implement several changes to its Rules of Practice applicable to aviation certificate enforcement appeals. This final rule responds to public comments received by the NTSB as a result of an interim final rule (IFR) it issued last October. The... »

NTSB TO OFFER TRAINING

Thursday, August 8, 2013
By George Hatcher
NTSB TO OFFER TRAINING

The National Transportation Safety Board is devoting two days at its Training Center to offer guidance to aviation public affairs professionals on how to most effectively manage emergency communications following a major aircraft accident or incident. The training will be offered on October 24-25, 2013, at the NTSB Training Center in Ashburn, Virginia, (near... »

Aviation Week

Thursday, August 1, 2013
By George Hatcher
Aviation Week

Just a note: There’s an Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture show in Oshkosh right now, AKA The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. Here’s the website (Click the link or image) World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration And Scott Walker, 45th governor of Wisconsin has declared this week to be Wisconsin Aviation Week. Download article as PDF »

Comoros Crash Final Report (BEA)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
By George Hatcher
Comoros Crash Final Report (BEA)

Comoros’ L’Agence Nationale de l’Aviation Civile et de la Météorologie de l’Union des Comore has released their final report. Final BEA Report below Final report (French) Download article as PDF »

NTSB Issues 9 New Safety Recommendations

Monday, May 6, 2013
By George Hatcher
NTSB Issues 9 New Safety Recommendations

NTSB Issues Nine New Safety Recommendations as a Result of Its Investigation of the 8/26/2011 Crash of a Eurocopter AS350 B2 Near Mosby, Missouri May 6, 2013 The National Transportation Safety Board Issues the Following Recommendations to the Following Organizations: Prohibit flight crewmembers in 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 and 91 subpart... »

NTSB TO ASSIST AFGHAN AUTHORITIES WITH INVESTIGATION INTO BAGRAM CARGO PLANE CRASH

Friday, May 3, 2013
By George Hatcher
NTSB TO ASSIST AFGHAN AUTHORITIES WITH INVESTIGATION INTO BAGRAM CARGO PLANE CRASH

The National Transportation Safety Board will lead a team to assist the Afghanistan Ministry of Transportation and Commercial Aviation in the investigation of a cargo plane crash at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. NTSB Senior Air Safety Investigator Tim LeBaron will be the U.S. accredited representative. He will lead a team of three additional... »

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