49 CFR 821.33 Stale Complaint Rule

17 Oct
NTSB Regional Offices

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. … Read More »

Will NTSB Release CVR Tapes?

9 Jul
NTSB Briefing on Asiana 214

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 … Read More »

Pilot’s Bill of Rights

8 Aug

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

What Happened to Air France 447?

6 Jul
A330 Air France

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.