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NBAA Supports NTSB Proposed Rulemaking Affecting EIR Availability
October 21, 2013
NBAA submitted comments this week in support of revisions suggested by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to extend availability of enforcement investigation reports to pilots facing emergency enforcement action by the FAA. The board’s notice of proposed rulemaking followed the release of its final rule on Sept. 19 amending the NTSB’s Rules of Practice in Air Safety Proceedings, which clarified the board’s revised role in consideration of pilot appeals of FAA enforcement actions as dictated by the requirements adopted under the Pilot's Bill of Rights passed in the summer of 2012. Read more.
NTSB Calls on FAA to Release Investigation Report for Emergency Appeals
October 11, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently published a final rule that amends portions of the board's rules of practice regarding certificate enforcement actions. But already the board is concerned the original rule did not go far enough to ensure pilots have a fair appeals process, especially during emergency proceedings. Therefore, a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) was published on Sept. 19 to close the remaining loophole. The NTSB's final rule and new NPRM are in response to the Pilot's Bill of Rights, which was signed into law in 2012, and efforts of NBAA's Regulatory Issues Advisory Group, which approached the NTSB regarding more Review the technical correction.