New Government Report: Aviation Safety
by Gerald L. Dillingham
Paperback, 40 pages, 2010, $25.00
Among its responsibilities for aviation safety, the FAA issues thousands of certificates and approvals annually. These certificates and approvals, which FAA bases on its interpretation of federal standards, indicate that such things as new aircraft, the design and production of aircraft parts and equipment, and new air operators are safe for use in the national airspace system. FAA’s interpretations may produce variation in its decisions and inefficiencies that adversely affect the industry. This report examined the: (1) extent of variation in FAA’s interpretation of standards for certification and approval decisions; and (2) views of key stakeholders and experts on how well these processes work. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.