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FAA ‘Very Encouraged’ by Talk with World’s Regulators on Grounded Boeing 737

The chief U.S. aviation regulator said he was very encouraged by a one-day discussion with his counterparts from around the world on the steps needed to return Boeing Co.’s grounded 737 Max jetliner to service, including the need for additional …

FAA Plans Major Overhaul of Aviation Safety

The U.S. aviation regulator will significantly change its oversight approach to air safety by July following two fatal Boeing Co MAX 737 passenger plane crashes, according to written congressional testimony seen by Reuters. At a U.S. Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing …

Why Drivers, Like Pilots, Should Be Trained to Use Autonomous Features

Should drivers using vehicles with autonomous features be trained on those features before they get behind the wheel? A new paper, “What Do We Tell the Drivers? Toward Minimum Driver Training Standards for Partially Automated Cars,” recently published by the …

How Random Alcohol, Drug Testing Keep Skies Safe

Work on—or anywhere near—a U.S. commercial aircraft, and chances are good you’ll encounter a random drug or alcohol test. These screenings are the foundation of a risk program aimed at keeping substance abuse from compromising air safety. It doesn’t always …

After Jet Crashes, Aviation Industry ‘Struggling’ to Re-Train Pilots

As investigators hunt for what caused an AirAsia jet to crash in an equatorial storm on Dec. 28, the aviation industry is still struggling to apply the lessons of accidents in similar weather over the past decade. It is too …