November 6, 1987 |
The biggest obstacle facing aviation is the noise restrictions that hamper expansion of existing airports and the building of new ones, the head of the Federal Aviation Adminstration said Thursday. Acknowledging the chronic flight delays and record numbers of near-collisions that have plagued the nation's air transport system recently, FAA Administrator T.
September 22, 1987 |
Federal Aviation Administration chief T. Allan McArtor said Monday that he has ordered a special safety inspection of the nation's aircraft manufacturing industry. The review, which is to begin next month, will target about 40 of the 1,300 U.S. firms that manufacture airplanes and airplane parts. McArtor insisted that the effort was not prompted by a particular safety problem or manufacturer. Rather, he said, "there is a need for a fresh look at the civil aircraft manufacturing environment."
September 16, 1987 |
Federal Aviation Administration chief T. Allan McArtor criticized airline executives Tuesday for worrying too much about profits and losses and not enough about good service, safety and security issues. But, in a speech summarizing his agency's planned actions to blunt "today's crisis in aviation," he said the FAA also is considering a plan to allow airlines to assume a greater role in inspecting their own maintenance and operational activities.
September 9, 1987 |
Federal Aviation Administration chief T. Allan McArtor, who has voiced concerns about pilots making too many mistakes, recently got a glimpse of the problem first hand, agency officials said Tuesday. The pilot of the FAA's executive jet, which was carrying McArtor to Memphis, Tenn., last Friday, misunderstood an air traffic controller's order and flew 800 feet below his assigned altitude, they said.
August 24, 1987 |
Voicing concern over the "routine professionalism" of commercial flight crews, T. Allan McArtor, the new head of the Federal Aviation Administration, said Sunday that the nation's airlines need to promote more vigilance about cockpit safety procedures.
August 13, 1987 |
In a move that dramatically curtails the freedom of private pilots, the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday issued an emergency order expanding the controlled airspace around Los Angeles International Airport. The order, announced in Washington by new FAA chief T. Allan McArtor, came in the wake of a reported near-collision between an American Airlines jetliner and a private plane over Santa Monica Tuesday.