AINalerts » November 7, 2006

November 16, 2006 - 4:48am

Lockheed Martin at the Air Traffic Control Association Convention on Monday announced its bidding team for the FAA’s nationwide automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) program. The team includes ground station manufacturers Sensis and Rannoch, and avionics integrator Honeywell and secure network communications specialist Harris.

November 16, 2006 - 4:44am

The FAA released Notice 8700.49, effective October 11, to guide FAA inspectors in helping operators develop Safety Management Systems (SMS). An SMS advisory circular–AC 120-92–was released on June 22, and since then the FAA has promoted the SMS concept industry-wide, at meetings such as the Bombardier Safety Standdown in early October and the Nascar race team SMS Safety Summit on October 20.

November 16, 2006 - 4:41am

The Government Accountability Office’s October 30 report “Observations on Potential FAA Funding Options” repeats some information the GAO released September 27 in airspace system modernization testimony. But an odd graphic in the new report might add confusion to the user-fee debate.

November 16, 2006 - 4:38am

An excerpt from the NTSB’s update on its investigation into the crash of the Cirrus SR20 that hit the 30th floor of an apartment building on October 11 while trying to make a U-turn over the East River (New York) provides insight into the role of the wind. “Radar data indicate that the airplane was flying over the east side of Roosevelt Island prior to initiating a 180-degree turn.

November 16, 2006 - 4:37am

Included in the several factors that the NTSB says contributed to the Feb. 2, 2005 crash of a Challenger 600 at Teterboro Airport was its determination that the third crewmember, or “cabin aide,” was not properly trained.

 

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