Category: Safety

Legislative Update

Update on FAA Reauthorization As you know, every several years Congress must renew the FAA and aviation programs. Congress has been unable to enact a reauthorization measure since the previous law expired in October 2015. Since then, Congress has passed a series of extensions to keep the FAA and aviation programs running. The current extension…

This Week in Brief

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Petition to Congress

There is a letter circulating the system to Petition Congress with an emphasis on Airline Maintenance Safety, requesting to make changes to the Class and Craft of Aircraft Maintenance Technician. It specifically calls out Section 152.4 of the Railway Labor Act. The Petitioner would be expressing concerns that the Craft and Class of Aircraft Maintenance…

FAA Final Rule Requires Safety Management System for Airlines

WASHINGTON – To reach the next level of safety, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a final rule that requires most U.S. commercial airlines to have Safety Management Systems (SMS) in place by 2018. The rule builds on the programs many airlines already use to identify and reduce aviation risk.…

Changes to Federal Serious Injury Reporting Requirements

 Summary Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, serious workplace injuries must be reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) within 24 hours of the incident, and any work-related loss of life must be reported within eight hours. So, what does this mean for you? In the unfortunate event this occurs, you’ll need to take quick…