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29 February 2012

FAA proposes to raise airline pilot qualification standards

FAA logo 29 February 2012

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed to substantially raise the qualification requirements for first officers who fly for U.S. passenger and cargo airlines.

FAA proposes Safety Management Systems for airlines

5 November 2010

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed to require Safety Management Systems (SMS) for most commercial airlines. Safety management systems give operators a set of business processes and management tools to examine data from everyday operations, isolate trends that may be precursors to incidents or accidents, and develop and carry out appropriate risk mitigation […]