The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has plans for a busy 2015. Posting its goals for the New Year comes in the form of a “Most Wanted List.” The NTSB plans to use the list as a road map for navigating its advocacy priorities. While the safety agency’s goals may seem lofty to some, the statistics support the need for objective intervention.
Technological advancements have built a safety net around air travel that is mostly welcome and relieving. In a recent study by Allianz Global Corporation and Specialty Insurer and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the fatality rate for commercial flights dropped during the last decade to two people per 100 million passengers. Continue reading
On Monday, November 24, 2014, a single-engine plane crashed south of the Las Cruces International Airport killing Tyler Francis, the owner of Francis Aviation and sole occupant of the plane. Slack & Davis aviation attorney Mark Pierce, a licensed pilot and flight instructor, commented about the crash in a KFOX14 (El Paso, Texas) news report. Continue reading
Aviation attorney Michael Slack spoke to KVUE-TV reporter Andy Pierrotti about the uptick in the number of incursions on U.S. runways – as well as possible causes. Andy’s report is excerpted in this post. We also have included a link to the USA Today companion story. Continue reading
Slack & Davis attorney Paula Knippa offers this commentary on Community Health Systems’ recent data breach, as featured in the November 25, 2014, issue of Information Week. Continue reading