Wednesday, August 7, 2013
NTSB: Civil Aviation Accidents Down in 2012
The total number of fatal accidents for general aviation operators increased slightly from 268 in 2011 to 271 in 2012. Officials from FAA and NTSB have recently expressed a need for improvements in GA safety. When Congress returns from its August recess, the Senate will take up the Small Airplane Revitalization Act, which would reduce certification costs for manufacturers looking to get safety enhancing technologies into the cockpits of smaller GA aircraft.
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