FAA establishes independent safety review panel

May 1, 2023
The team of aviation stakeholders was formed to make air traffic safety recommendations following a string of close calls, Amelia Walsh reports for Flying.

WASHINGTON - The FAA named an independent review team to make recommendations on air safety following a string of close calls at U.S. airports, the agency announced Wednesday. The FAA National Airspace System Safety Review Team has been tasked with examining and presenting recommendations for ways the agency can advance air traffic safety, the agency said, Amelia Walsh reports for FlyingContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

1 May 2023 -The announcement of the new FAA National Airspace System Safety Review Team follows a March safety summit where the FAA convened safety officials from across the aviation industry. During the summit, the group focused on several recent incidents, many of which occurred during takeoffs or landings at busy airports.

In the weeks since the Safety Summit, the agency has moved forward to enhance safety, including issuing a safety alert to airlines, pilots and others reminding them to remain vigilant during taxi, takeoff and landing. Meanwhile, the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization has taken several actions, including ensuring that supervisors devote their full attention to the operation and airfield during peak traffic periods at each facility; and the FAA’s airports division held a seminar on how to implement Safety Management Systems.

The National Airspace System Safety Review Team Members include: Former NASA Administrator and astronaut Charles Bolden Jr. Former Air Line Pilots Association, International President Captain Tim Canoll Former National Air Traffic Controllers Association Executive Vice President Patricia Gilbert Former FAA Chief Operating Officer David Grizzle Former FAA Administrator Michael Huerta Former NTSB Chair Robert Sumwalt

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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