In Administrator v. Armstrong, the NTSB relied upon its 2003 holding in Ramaprakash, restating Rule 33 which requires the FAA to provide notice of a proposed certificate action to the respondend within six months of an alleged incident or violation. The full text of the NTSB’s 2012 opinion follows. NTSB Order No. EA-5629 […]
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Will the NTSB Release Cockpit Voice Recordings? by Dave Alden July 8, 2013 – Legal.com Following the crash of Asiana flight 214 while landing on runway 28L at San Francisco (KSFO) on July 6, 2013, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) conducted a series of briefings. Responding to questions from reporters about the availability of […]
by Dave Alden
(Legal.com – August 8, 2012) President Obama signed into law the Pilot’s Bill of Rights which modifies the procedural steps that must be followed by the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) when conducting a legal enforcement (certificate) action against an individual who is the subject of an investigation relating to the approval, denial, suspension, modification, or revocation of an airman certificate. Among other things, the new law requires the FAA to
June 14, 2009 Legal.com
Updated: June 18, 20, 29, July 7; August 16 and 31, 2009
by Dave Alden
On June 1, 2009, an Airbus A330-200 registration F-GZCP, similiar to the one depicted below, being operated by Air France, disappeared approximately four hours into a flight between Rio de Janeiro and Paris.
May 2, 2011 Legal.com, by Dave Alden, Updated June 4, 2011
The French Bureau of Investigations and Analysis (BEA) announced the recovery of the flight data recorder (FDR) and data/memory component from Air France flight 447, lost with all aboard on June 1, 2009 over the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 600 miles northeast of Brazil.