FAA Wants to Enhance Pilot Professional Development

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faa-wants-to-enhance-pilot-professional-developmentThe FAA recently announced that it is looking to boost professional development for its pilots. According to the FAA’s announcement, enhanced professional development would “make certain that [air carrier pilots] adhere to standard procedures and prevent behavior which could lead to pilot errors.”

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The Proposed Rule

The FAA says that its proposed rulemaking is a response to the 2009 Colgan Air Flight 3407 crash, which claimed 50 lives. The new FAA proposal follows the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010, which was passed to address safety concerns in the industry, with particular emphasis on regional carriers.

If adopted, the proposed rule would give new pilots a chance to watch flight operation procedures prior to flying with a crew. The new rule would also require all air carriers to change their training for pilots who wish to be promoted to pilot-in-command. There would also be changes for air carriers, who would be required to offer leadership and mentoring training for pilots-in-command. The rule would also create Pilot Professional Development Committees that would be tasked with developing and overseeing pilot mentoring programs.

The Flight 3407 Crash

According to one report, the proposed rule is also due in part to efforts of family members of the victims of Flight 3407. The flight was en route to Buffalo when it crashed into a private home in Clarence Center, New York, killing all 49 people on board and one person on the ground. Investigations by accident experts have revealed that flight errors occurred even before the plane left the ground, including the pilot and co-pilot entering conflicting weather reports into an on-board computer prior to takeoff. The pilot also repeatedly pulled back on the control column instead of pushing it when the plane began to stall. Investigators also say the co-pilot should have corrected the pilot’s mistakes but may have failed to do so due to fatigue.

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