Jet Talk

NTSB Accident Investigations
Kent S. Jackson | February 20, 2020

The NTSB Investigates, It Doesn’t Enforce The National Transportation Safety Board is unique within the massive federal organization chart. One might expect to find it next to the FAA among the “subsidiaries” of the Department of Transportation. The NTSB was originally established in 1967, but in 1974, Congress reestablished the NTSB as a completely separate […]

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Bad Behavior in the Back
Kent S. Jackson | February 20, 2020

If You See Something, Say Something(?) TSA signs at the airport decree If You See Something, Say Something! But once you take your seat in the cockpit, the Non-Disclosure Agreement (“NDA”) that you signed when you were hired decrees that what happens in the cabin, stays in the cabin. There are many legitimate reasons for […]

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Making a Drone Work For You
Kent S. Jackson | September 21, 2016

Last month, the FAA gave businesses and industries across the country the legal ability to integrate an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) into their operations. Over 500,000 UAS are registered with the FAA, and more registrations are processed each day.Drone Safety + Security MeasuresThe new rules regulate operations and safety for drones weighing less than 55 […]

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Who Is Watching You? ADS-B raises aircraft tracking issues (again)
Kent S. Jackson | June 10, 2016

ADS-B raises aircraft tracking issues (again)There is a growing awareness and concern that those who have asked that ATC tracking data be blocked from dissemination on the Internet are now subject to exposure through growing networks that capture their Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transmissions. Today, there are thousands of aircraft tracking capture sites receiving data […]

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Liability Concerns Shouldn’t Stop SMS
Kent S. Jackson | February 11, 2014

SMS is essentially a quality management approach to controlling risk. Corporate lawyers tend to obsess about potential liabilities associated with aircraft, so they should love SMS. Except that they don’t. Lawyers also fear records. They hate having information that can be subpoenaed, especially if there is no clear regulatory requirement to retain the records. Corporate […]

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Aircraft Repair Station Security
Kent S. Jackson | January 1, 2010

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for repair station security was issued by the TSA in November 2009. The proposed rules would require repair stations to adopt and carry out a “standard” security program. Click here to download full article.

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