New York – Reports of people targeting aircraft cockpits with lasers have increased to 75 this year between Jan. 1 and Oct. 16 in New York state, compared with 64 in the same time period in 2012, according to an FBI New York office spokesperson.
Washington – The Federal Aviation Administration should more strictly enforce air traffic controller scheduling policies to help reduce controller fatigue, concludes a report issued Aug. 27 by the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General.
Washington – OSHA now has the authority to enforce certain safety and health regulations to help protect aircraft cabin crewmembers, according to a final policy announced Aug. 22 by OSHA and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Washington – U.S. civil aviation, which refers to non-military private and commercial flights, showed mixed safety improvements in 2012, according to preliminary statistics released Aug. 6 by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Washington – Air carriers that also conduct commercial air tours as well as commuter or on-demand operators that also conduct commercial air tours will now be allowed to use one combined alcohol and drug testing program instead of two, under a final rule from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Washington – The Federal Aviation Administration should modify procedures for air traffic controllers to help avoid mid-air collisions among aircraft performing a “go-around” – or aborted landing – according to new recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board.