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Release: NTSB Urges Changes

Sunday, September 16, 2012
By George Hatcher
Release: NTSB Urges Changes

The National Transportation Safety Board today issued two urgent safety recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding two recent occurrences in which the fan midshaft on General Electric GEnx-1B engines fractured or exhibited crack indications; and a GEnx -2B incident that appears similar in nature. The recommendations are: (1) Issue an airworthiness directive... »

FAA: Publishes SAFO on Runway Incursion increase

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
By George Hatcher

11004 From the SAFO: Recommendations describe a top down approach, a coordinated effort to mitigate identified hazards. Suggestions include management emphasis and training of pilots and support personnel (air carrier mechanics, ground personnel, and tug/tow drivers.) There are recommendations in each of these categories: Planning Situational Awareness Written Taxi Instructions Crew Resource Management Communication... »

SAFO: Embraer ERJ-190 Series Thrust Reverser Cowling Safety

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
By George Hatcher
SAFO: Embraer ERJ-190 Series Thrust Reverser Cowling Safety

http://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviation_industry/airline_operators/airline_safety/safo A SAFO contains important safety information and may include recommended action. SAFO content should be especially valuable to air carriers in meeting their statutory duty to provide service with the highest possible degree of safety in the public interest. Besides the specific action recommended in a SAFO, an alternative action may be as... »

SAFO: Beechcraft Duke (BE-60) Flap Preflight Check

Monday, February 7, 2011
By George Hatcher

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration SAFO Safety Alert for Operators SAFO 11002 DATE: 2/4/11 Flight Standards Service Washington, DC SAFO URL A SAFO contains important safety information and may include recommended action. SAFO content should be especially valuable to air carriers in meeting their statutory duty to provide service with the highest... »

2011 SAFO: The Importance of Properly Inflated Aircraft Tires

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
By George Hatcher

SAFO 11001 DATE: 11/6/11 Flight Standards Service Washington, DC http://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviation_industry/airline_operators/airline_safety/safo A SAFO contains important safety information and may include recommended action. SAFO content should be especially valuable to air carriers in meeting their statutory duty to provide service with the highest possible degree of safety in the public interest. Besides the specific action recommended... »

SAFO: Maintenance of Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010
By George Hatcher

Purpose: This SAFO alerts operators of aircraft equipped with a Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) of potential deficiencies in the configuration and condition of installed NVIS equipment. Background: Recent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) assessments of NVIS-equipped aircraft have shown that the likelihood of configuration and maintenance problems increases as aircraft continue in service after... »

SAFO: Adverse Levels of Porous Coke for All Engine and Oil Combinations

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
By George Hatcher

A SAFO contains important safety information and may include recommended action. SAFO content should be especially valuable to air carriers in meeting their statutory duty to provide service with the highest possible degree of safety in the public interest. Besides the specific action recommended in a SAFO, an alternative action may be as effective... »

Safety Alert for Operators: 14 CFR, parts 91, 133, and 137 and Helicopter hot fueling/loading

Friday, December 3, 2010
By George Hatcher

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration SAFO Safety Alert for Operators SAFO 10020 Flight Standards Service Washington, DC A SAFO contains important safety information and may include recommended action. SAFO content should be especially valuable to air carriers in meeting their statutory duty to provide service with the highest possible degree of safety... »

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