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."
June 6, 1987 |
The Federal Aviation Administration Friday imposed regulations requiring airlines to limit carry-on baggage and make certain that items are properly stored before a jetliner leaves the boarding gate. The agency said that "too much baggage is being taken aboard some flights (and) being stowed improperly, creating unsafe conditions," because airlines have become "lax in their compliance" with existing baggage requirements.
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.
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.
September 20, 1988 |
Federal Aviation Administration chief T. Allan McArtor sought to modify federal safety regulations covering air shows last year, according to knowledgeable sources, triggering a dispute among FAA officials over whether he was attempting to erode safety margins. McArtor wanted changes in regulations that, among other things, forbid stunt flying over spectators at low altitudes.
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.