FAA clarifies how condition affects pilot medical evaluations
March 31, 2014
In response to concerns from the aviation medical community, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has sent out draft guidance for Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs) on Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) to key industry medical representatives to review within 14 days. Untreated OSA has always been and will continue to be a disqualifying medical condition.
Following two recent incidents in which transport category airplanes landed at the wrong airports, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued a Safety Alert to remind pilots of the vigilance required to avoid such potentially catastrophic mistakes.
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National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators said the Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line station at O'Hare International Airport will not be up and running until this afternoon at the earliest, after a train jumped the tracks early Monday, injuring 32 people.
Highly polluting heavy crude “will spread,” says Coast Guard
March 24, 2014
In echoes of the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster, oil is washing ashore in Galveston, Texas today and reports of oil-contaminated birds and other animals are multiplying – the result of a collision Saturday in Galveston Bay between a ship and a barge carrying nearly a million gallons of heavy oil.
A commercial bus driver who failed to tell his medical examiner about episodes of dizziness and fainting has been ordered out of the driver’s seat after his medical condition nearly caused a bus filled with passengers to crash on an interstate highway.
Railroad co. involved in derailments has “deficient safety culture”
March 17, 2014
Metro-North Railroad – whose train derailment in the Bronx in December killed four passengers and injured approximately 70 others – made being on time a higher priority than being safe, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
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A team of National Transportation Safety Board investigators left the U.S. for Asia on Saturday night, in order to assist with the investigation into the disappearance of the March 8 Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
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