NTSB recommendations issued last month call on the FAA to step up its oversight of Part 135 operators to ensure that improper record-keeping practices are identified and corrected “before accidents occur.” Additionally, the FAA should establish “specific criteria” regarding the number of accidents or incidents that would trigger increased FAA oversight of a particular operator. The recommendations were prompted by the investigation of a Cessna 402 that ditched in the Atlantic Ocean on July 13, 2003, killing two passengers. The airplane was operated by Air Sunshine under Part 135 commuter regulations.
Part 135 Oversight Concerns NTSB
- October 31, 2006, 10:50 AM