Posts Tagged ‘FAA’

FAA orders Boeing 787 safety fix: Reboot power once in a while

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing a rule requiring urgent attention by operators of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner to avoid the possibility all three computer modules that manage the jet’s flight-control surfaces could briefly stop working while in flight. Operators must periodically shut and restart the electrical power on the planes, or the power to…

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FAA Seeks Improved Pilot Mental Health Evaluations

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An Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) composed of both aviation and medical experts, working in conjunction with commercial airlines and pilots’ unions, will strive to create a holistic approach to improving pilot mental health evaluations, in part by encouraging voluntary reporting of pilot mental health issues. “While some conditions automatically disqualify someone from flying, many pilots…

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