Recommendations Repeated for Deicing Measures

 - November 21, 2006, 11:41 AM

As a result of its investigation into the Montrose accident, the NTSB recommended that the FAA “develop visual and tactile training aids” that show small amounts of contamination on upper wing surfaces, then require all commercial operators to incorporate the aids into their training programs. The Safety Board repeated its recommendation that Part 135 on-demand charter operators using two pilots be required to implement FAA-approved crew resource management training. The NTSB also recommended that air taxi customers and passengers be provided with the name of the company with “operational control,” including any “doing business as” (dba) names used, the aircraft owner and the name(s) of any brokers arranging the flight. The Challenger involved in the Montrose accident was registered to Hop-a-Jet, and operated by Air Castle Corp. dba Global Aviation as Glo-Air Flight 73. (In February 2005, the FAA issued an AD requiring revisions to Challenger flight manuals to include a new cold-weather operations limitation).