Simple Flying - Daniel Martinez Garbuno

On Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) established a new independent aviation safety review team. This team will allow the FAA to examine further ways to enhance safety and reliability in the air traffic system across the United States, and the news comes after several close incidents like FedEx and Southwest near miss in Austin last February and a safety summit where the FAA convened safety officials from across the aviation industry.

The new Safety Review Team will begin its work in May. By October 2023, the team will present recommended actions the FAA can take to enhance safety.

This team will be composed of the following members:

  • Former NASA Administrator and astronaut Charles Bolden Jr.
  • Former Air Line Pilots Association, International President Captain Tim Canoll
  • Former National Air Traffic Controllers Association Executive Vice President Patricia Gilbert
  • Former FAA Chief Operating Officer David Grizzle
  • Former FAA Administrator Michael Huerta
  • Former NTSB Chair Robert Sumwalt

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