With US Senator Tammy Duckworth (Illinois) pronouncement, “Our Nation is Experiencing an Aviation Safety Crisis”, the senator, as Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations and Innovation, opened a subcommittee hearing titled “Addressing Close Calls to Improve Aviation Safety” earlier today, November 9.
This September 20, the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure convened a full member hearing on Oversight of the Department of Transportation’s Policies and Programs. The proceeding’s witness was The Honorable Pete Buttigieg, Secretary, US Department of Transportation. Marty Kauchak, CAT correspondent, viewed the hearing and provides extracts of topics of interest to civil aviation training and safety.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced the FAA to close its academy for six months in 2020 and pause on-the-job training at facilities for almost two years. The agency has now hired 1,500 air traffic controllers and met its 2023 goal.
Archer Aviation shares 3 key announcements and is also on track to complete what it believes will be the first eVTOL aircraft delivery to a customer as part of its contracts with the Department of Defense.