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11 May 2011

U.S. FAA revises proposal to enhance airline training programs

11 May 2011

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed a substantial and wide-ranging overhaul of air carrier crew training. The supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) addresses comments from the January 2009 proposal and provisions laid out in the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010. Responding to a congressional mandate, the proposed requirements reflect […]

Ukraine: crew allegedly over alcohol limits

11 March 2010

Two Ukrainian crew members were not allowed to carry out a flight from Simferopol to Kiev because their blood-alcohol concentration was above legal limits. The Ukraine Ministry of Transport and Communications reported in a news release that the level of alcohol in the flight engineer’s blood was 0.75 pro mil and that of flight attendant […]

Japan: Skymark Airlines reprimanded for overruling captain’s safety concerns

10 March 2010

The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism reprimanded Skymark Airlines for replacing a captain who refused to take off over safety concerns, The Mainichi Daily News reported. In a press release, the Ministry reported that the captain of Skymark Airlines flight BC017 asked the company’s headquarters on February 5, 2010 to replace the […]