Recommendations Repeated for De-icing Measures

 - November 13, 2006, 11:02 AM

The NTSB on Friday released to the FAA its formal recommendations (A-06-42 and A-06-43) resulting from its investigation into the fatal crash of a Challenger 600 during takeoff from Montrose, Colo., on Nov. 28, 2004. The Safety Board asked the FAA to “develop visual and tactile training aids” that show pilots how to detect small amounts of contamination on upper wing surfaces, then require all commercial operators to incorporate the aids into their training programs. The agency repeated its recommendation that Part 135 on-demand charter operators using two pilots be required to implement FAA-approved crew resource management training. Finally, the Safety Board also recommended that air-taxi customers and passengers be provided with the name of the company with “operational control,” including any “doing business as” names used, the aircraft owner and the name(s) of any brokers arranging the flight.