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Seven Steps to introduce a Aircraft Water Safety Plan (WSP)

AskBob News - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 15:30

The WHO recommends to install a water safety plan for aircraft drinking water to be safe. Attaches is a guide to the Seven Steps to introduce a
Aircraft Water Safety Plan (WSP)

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FAAST Blast — Week of April 22, 2019

FAA & FAASTeam News - Fri, 04/26/2019 - 12:48
 

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FAAST Blast — GA Survey, SNPRM for AMT Training, ADS-B Out Rebate Details
Notice Number: NOTC8432

FAAST Blast — Week of April 22, 2019 – April 28, 2019
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

FAA Survey Measures Safety and Determines Funding
The FAA’s 41st annual General Aviation and part 135 Survey (GA Survey) is currently underway, reporting on calendar year 2018. The GA Survey is the only source of information on the GA fleet, the number of hours flown, and the ways people use GA aircraft. Data from this survey will help determine funding for infrastructure and service needs, assess the impact of regulatory changes, and measure aviation safety. And it’s not just governmental agencies that use this data; the GA industry and trade associations also rely on it for critical research and analysis. That’s why we encourage everyone who is contacted to respond to the survey so that aviation activity and safety information is accurate. For questions or additional information, please contact Tetra Tech toll-free at 1-800-826-1797 or email [email protected].

FAA Aims to Modernize AMT Training

On October 2, 2015, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the regulations governing the curriculum and operations of FAA-certificated Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools. After analyzing the comments, the FAA agrees with expanding the scope of the proposal. In a supplemental NPRM posted on April 16, the FAA is proposing to allow the option of competency-based training and satellite training locations. Additionally, the FAA is proposing to amend the quality of instruction requirements by replacing the national passing norms with a standard pass rate. For more details on these proposals, see the SNPRM at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/04/16/2019-06399/aviation-maintenance-technician-schools. You may submit comments on or before June 17, 2019.

Show Me the Money!

The FAA is offering $500 rebates to owners of fixed-wing, single-engine piston aircraft with the purchase of avionics that have received an ADS-B Technical Standard Order authorization and meet ADS-B Out requirements. The program ends 10/11/19 or when all rebates have been claimed. For step-by-step instructions on how to reserve, validate, and claim your ADS-B rebate, read the FAA Safety Briefing article “Show Me the $$” at: http://bit.ly/adsbrebate. You can read this and more ADS-B related articles in our Jan/Feb 2019 issue at 1.usa.gov/FAA_ASB.

 

 

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FAAST Blast — Week of April 08, 2019

FAA & FAASTeam News - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 12:31
 

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FAAST Blast — GA Award Winners Announced, NTSB Alert on Stabilized Approaches, ADS-B Light Notice Number: NOTC8407

FAAST Blast — Week of April 08, 2019 – April 14, 2019 Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

National GA Award Winners Announced

For more than 50 years, the General Aviation Awards Program has recognized a small group of aviation professionals in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance, avionics, and flight safety for their important contributions to the aviation community. Recipients of the 2019 National General Aviation Awards are: Gary Dale Reeves of Decatur, Texas – 2019 Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year; Jon David Monti of Gardnerville, Nevada – Aviation Technician of the Year; and Karen Ann Kalishek of De Pere, Wisconsin.

This awards program is a partnership and a cooperative effort between the FAA and more than a dozen sponsoring organizations from the aviation industry. The FAA will present individual awards to each National Honoree in July during EAA AirVenture 2019 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and their names will be added to the large perpetual plaque located in the lobby of the EAA AirVenture Museum. For more information on the winners, as well as how to nominate an outstanding airman in your area, go to http://www.generalaviationawards.com.  

NTSB Issues Safety Alert on Stabilized Approaches

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently released Aviation Safety Alert 077, “Stabilized Approaches Lead to Safe Landings.” The notice emphasizes that “failing to establish and maintain a stabilized approach, or continuing an unstabilized approach, could lead to landing too fast or too far down the runway, potentially resulting in a runway excursion, loss of control, or collision with terrain.”

Safety Alert 077 cites several aviation accident reports where failure to maintain a stabilized approach contributed to the outcome. The Alert also provides pilots with helpful tips on how to maintain a stabilized approach, as well as several resources that can provide you with more detailed information. Go to https://www.ntsb.gov/safety/safety-alerts/Documents/SA-077.pdf to view the Alert.

ADS-B Light

If you own a light-sport or experimental aircraft, you have the option to use uncertified ADS-B Out equipment if you want to fly in ADS-B rule airspace in 2020. But there are some important details you’ll need to consider. Take a closer look by reading the article “ADS-B Light” at http://bit.ly/adsblight. You can read this and more ADS-B related articles in our Jan/Feb 2019 issue of FAA Safety Briefing at 1.usa.gov/FAA_ASB.

 

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January/February 2019 issue of FAA Safety Briefing

FAA & FAASTeam News - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:40
ADS-B Out — A One Year Countdown

The January/February 2019 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology, a foundational component of FAA’s NextGen system for improving the safety and efficiency of the NAS.

Building off our previous ADS-B focused issue in March/April 2017, articles here continue and expand the discussion about the safety and technology benefits of ADS-B, as well as provide important details and updates on the purchase, installation, and operation of ADS-B equipment.

Remember – the deadline to equip with ADS-B Out is January 1, 2020.

Feature Stories

Click on an image or headline below to read each mobile-friendly article online.

  Time to Move! Why ADS-B Matters

 

  The "In" Thing in Aviation Safety Making the Most of Your ADS-B System Solution

 

  Clearing the Crypto-Fog Tips for Decoding and Deciding Among ADS-B Equipment Options

 

  Is My ADS-B Broadcasting Me? A Look at Non-Performing Emitters

 

  Sorry, Wrong Number A Fresh Look at Avoiding Call Sign Mismatch Issues

 

  ADS-B Light Exploring ADS-B Out Options for Light-Sport and Experimental Aircraft

 

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FAAST Blast — Week of Jan. 28, 2019

FAA & FAASTeam News - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:07

FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education

FAAST Blast — SuperBowl TFR, Portable Fire Extinguisher Inspections, New ADS-B issue of FAA Safety Briefing
Notice Number: NOTC8268

FAAST Blast — Week of Jan. 28, 2019 – Feb. 03, 2019
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

Special Air Traffic Procedures in Effect for Super Bowl LIII

In anticipation of a large number of aircraft operating in the Atlanta area during the week of Super Bowl LIII, special security provisions will be in effect for this event including (but not limited to) Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs), two−way communication, and discrete transponder requirements. Pilots are encouraged to check Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) frequently to verify they have the most current information. To view the text and graphic depictions of the restrictions, go to tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_9_5231.html. A plain-language description of the TFR is available at superbowl.faa.gov/tfr_superbowl53. Also note that the airspace around Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be a No Drone Zone on game day and during certain times in the days leading up to the game. For more details, go to http://bit.ly/2RW42gO.

For up-to-date information on general aviation and drone safety related to this event, please monitor the FAA’s Twitter accounts at @FAASafetyBrief and @FAANews and Facebook account at www.facebook.com/FAA.

FAA Issues InFO on Portable Fire Extinguisher Inspection Requirements

Last December, the FAA issued an Information for Operators (InFO) bulletin that reminds aircraft owners, operators, air agencies, suppliers, distributors, and maintenance technicians that hand-held/portable fire extinguishers have the potential to leak, and should be inspected per the proper prescribing guidance. The FAA also recommends operators be familiar with any record-keeping requirements for hand-held/portable fire extinguishers. For more details, see InFO 18013 at: https://go.usa.gov/xE8V6.

An All “Out” Effort

The January/February 2019 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology, a foundational component of the FAA’s NextGen system for improving the safety and efficiency of the NAS. Building off our previous ADS-B focused issue in March/April 2017, articles here continue and expand the discussion about the safety and technology benefits of ADS-B, as well as provide important details and updates on the purchase, installation, and operation of ADS-B equipment. For an overview of this issue, check out the article, “Time to Move! — Why ADS-B Matters” at bit.ly/adsb2020. You can download the entire issue at 1.usa.gov/FAA_ASB.

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