New York City, NY – (New York aviation attorney News) On Tuesday, May 11, 2011, the Federal Aviation Administration announced a proposal for a substantial and wide-ranging overhaul of air carrier crew training. According to the press release, which was published on the FAA website, the overhaul is in response to proposed revisions on the January 2009 proposal, Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2010.
New York aviation attorney, JC Reiter reports the press release claims, “The United States has the world’s safest aviation system, but we are continually seeking ways to make it safer.” U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood adds, “This proposal will make U.S. pilots and other crewmembers even better-equipped to handle any emergency they may encounter.”
The new proposal requires flight crews to demonstrate, rather than just learn, critical skills in “real-world” training scenarios. Crews rather than singular pilots will train together, coordinating actions through Crew Resource Management and fly through scenarios based on true-to-life events. Flight dispatchers will be required to participate in the training as well, and demonstrate ability in today’s complex aviation environment.
Just as the 2009 proposal required, pilots and crews will be required to train on pilot flight simulation training devices. New York aviation attorney JC Reiter also points out pilots will also be required to complete special hazard training, in addition to demonstrating crew resource management skills.
The proposal, according to reports received by New York aviation attorney JC Reiter, is the first of three regulatory updates the FAA is planning to release this summer. The next two documents will deal with establishing higher minimum requirements for new first officers and reducing pilot fatigue.
New York aviation attorney JC Reiter explains, that while no fatalities involving U.S. commercial airlines occurred in 2010, accidents still occurred in air and on the ground.
New York aviation attorney JC Reiter reports information from the International Air Transport Association, the most common cause of airline accidents were planes missing the runway during takeoffs or landings. A large number of those accidents involved wet runways or too much speed.
The revises proposal tackles this issue by calling for ground and flight training to ensure pilots remain able to recognize and recover from stalls and aircraft upsets, according to New York aviation attorney JC Reiter. In addition to the ground training, simulation training, and scenario testing, remedial training would also be required for those who display performance deficiencies.
These revisions mark the most significant changes to pilot training in the past 20 years, according to FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt. “This is a major effort to strengthen the performance of pilots, flight attendants and dispatchers through better training,” he explains.
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Reported by New York City aviation accident attorney Jonathan C. Reiter, a New York personal injury lawyer experienced in representing victims of airline accidents.