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    Aviation Parts Certification Regulations In order for aviation parts manufacturers, to produce and sell parts for engines or aircraft, not only do they have to be certified to produce parts, but the parts that they produce must be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This process is governed by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). According to the FAA Design, Manufacturing, & Airworthiness Division, Electrical & Mechanical Equipment Branch, federal regulations that apply to the certification of specific products used in aircraft, aircraft engines and propellers are regulated by 14 CRF: Part 21 (2016) - Certification procedures for products and parts.; Part 23 (2016) -Airworthiness standards: Normal, utility,…

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    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Requirements Introduction For several years now, FAA has remained pivotal in the formulation and development of sensible aviation regulations in the US. FAA keeps advancing with the government allocating it new responsibilities. For instance, the government directed the agency in 2012 to create laws related to small civilian drones. Despite the issue raising significant concerns, it did not adversely affect the FAA operations. The 1958 formulated…

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    Colgan Air Crash

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    Analysis of the Crash The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the likely cause of the crash was that both pilots were fatigued (NTSB, 2010). Both the pilot and first officers failed to respond and correct a stall during snowy weather that the airplane could not recover from. Other contributions to the accident were the flight crew’s failure to monitor airspeed in relation to the rising position of the low-speed cue, the flight crew’s failure to obey sterile cockpit procedures,…

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    Drones Regulations

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    Aug. 29, drone regulations changed for everyone in the US when the Federal Aviation Administration regulation titled Part 107 took effect. These new rules made it easier for businesses to use drones but also regulated some aspects of drone usage by the public. These rules are fairly simple and easy to understand. The majority of drone hobbyists will only be required to follow a few extra guidelines. Drones Must Fly Below 400 Feet While technically the FAA had rules against flying above 400…

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    of the air cargo deregulation act, we will take a look at a little bit of history prior to it’s enactment. Prior to the deregulation there was the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB). The CAB was developed to institute regulations of fares, routes, and schedules of the domestic airlines. They would work at trying to keep fares for short-haul cargos lower by increasing the rates for long-haul cargos. The CAB was literally the downfall of some of the airlines because of the fact that the application…

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    Air Mail Act Of 1925

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    In the US, aviation legislation advocates felt that all aircraft required federal administration and supervision in order to maintain and improve safety standards in the sky. Therefore, in 1926, the Air Commerce Act was passed (Larsen, Sweeney, & Gillick, 2012). As a result of this legislation, air traffic rules, air commerce, certifying aircraft, licensing pilots, forming airways, and operating air navigation were all regulated. At the time, the Aeronautics Branch in the Department of…

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    The Evolution Of Drone Regulations By Rakesh Sharma | November 3, 2015 — 10:16 PM EST Share As drones become popular and find a wide variety of consumer and commercial operations, drone regulations are also taking flight. Several countries have already formalized or are in the process of formalizing rules and laws relating to drone operations. In turn, these new laws could pave the way for a thriving market in drones. (For more, see How Drones Are Changing The Business World.) Why Drone…

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    On February 12, 2009 Continental Connection flight 3407 crashed during landing approximately 5 miles from Buffalo-Niagara International Airport. This accident killed all 49 passengers and crew on board the aircraft as well as an individual on the ground. The subsequent investigation determined that, among other things, pilot experience and training were contributing factors to the accident (United States. National Transportation Safety Board, 2010). In the wake of the accident loved ones of the…

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    Human Error In Aviation

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    In today’s aviation world, aircraft are designed with multiple systems to aid aircrew with all aspects of flight; however, the only factor that aircraft manufacturers can’t eliminate is the integration of human error. “Human errors represent the mental or physical activities of individuals that fail to achieve their intended outcome”*. In order to properly predict human error factors we must first understand some factors that make up human error, such as “fatigue” and “situational stress”.…

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    The use of delivery drones is nothing new, because the military has been using these drones for over a decade. The military uses more advanced drones in foreign countries during wartime and delivery drones for medical aide. Despite that, there will usually still be ethical and legal issues when it comes to new technology. However, that will not stop society from pushing beyond those issues and advancing towards a more futuristic economy. As long as the FAA decides on a set of regulations the…

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