JDA Journal

103 Added | 1 Magazine | @PatrickMont2kpm | JDA Journal is a forum for Joe Del Balzo, former FAA Acting Administrator and FAA Deputy Administrator, and his staff to post their insights on aviation safety. Our head writer, Sandy Murdock, was former FAA Chief Counsel and FAA Deputy Administrator. Also NBAA's former Sr. VP Administration and General Counsel. 

Air India coming to Washington: Before 1st Flight, FAA inspectors should go to New Delhi

Share this article:<p>Nonstop Service Between Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) & Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)<p>This economic …

The Weekly Drone Publication: UAS Digest #73

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How the Trump Administration might reconstitute the FAA?

Share this article:<p>Katharine Morgan, President of ASTM International<p>The Next FAA Administrator?<p><b>One of the most heralded FAA innovations of the past</b> …

FAA’s Super Bowl Advertisements and TFR – No Drone Zone

Share this article:<p>FAA Declares Super Bowl a No Drone Zone<p>FAA Public Services Announcements<p>Super Bowls are known for their $1M/minute advertisements. …

Peggy Gilligan Retires from FAA after Laying Foundations of Safety Culture

Share this article:<p>Peggy Gilligan Retires from the FAA<p>Overcoming Many Hurdles & Leaving the FAA a Better Place<p><b>From</b>: Gilligan, Peggy (FAA) <b><br>Sent:</b> …

1st Day at DOT: Secretary Chao’s Aviation Inbox

Share this article:<p>DOT Secretary Chao’s 1st Day<p>3 High Profile Cases<p>The national news has been consumed over the Trump Tumult and it is possible that …

The FAA & Santa Monica Deal May Deteriorate National System of Airports

Share this article:<p>FAA & City of Santa Monica Reach Compromise<p>Consequences May Deteriorate the National System of Airports<p>It’s early and already …

FAA: from TOMBSTONE to CORNERSTONE of Safety

Share this article:<p>FAA is the Cornerstone Organization for Safety<p>Creating a Model for Industries to Emulate<p>Mary Schiavo, former US DoT IG in 1996 …

The Weekly Drone Publication: UAS Digest #72

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Jibo He to Conduct R&D on Wearble Devices for the FAA & Aviation Safety

Share this article:<p>Jibo He to Conduct R&D on Wearble Devices<br>for the FAA & Aviation Safety<p>The More We Know About These Professionals, the Safer …

Table Mesa Needs Facts & Data to Influence Denver Airspace Optimization

Share this article:<p>Table Mesa Airport Noise, Denver Metroplex Airspace Optimization <br>& FAA’s NextGen<p>Collaborative Dialogue Aimed at Defining Win/Win …

An Open Letter to Secretary Chao on Recent ATC Privatization Events

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EAA leads the way to safety devices through the new Part 23 & PMA

Share this article:<p>EAA & FAA Fostering a New Age in Aviation Safety & Economy<p>The New Part 23 & Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) Process<p>When the FAA …

San Diego Airport Innovation Lab: Testing Ground for New Products

Share this article:<p>San Diego International Airport Innovation Lab<p>If SMS Is Applied, This Network Could Also Deliver Tremendous Safety Benefits<p>At best …

Houston School Shows How to Capture Prospective Aviation Students

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Here's What Your Trump Administration Aviation Team Looks Like

Share this article:<p>The Trump Administration Aviation Team<p>Executing Aviation Policy<p>This is a photograph of <b>President Trump signing the letters formally</b> …

Will it be better in the Bahamas ATC in 2027?

Share this article:<p>Bahamas ATC in 2027<p>FAA plans to help the Caribbean nations<br>grow their aviation competence & responsibilities<p>The people of the …

Naming an Airport in Hawai’i helps promote a native son STEM role model

Share this article:<p>Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport<p>Honoring Challenger Astronaut Who Grew Up In Kealakekua<br>& Increasing STEM Visibility<p><b>“Role</b> …

FAA settles landmark SkyPan case for ~ 10¢ on the $

Share this article:<p>FAA Settles Skypan Case<p>Landmark FAA UAS Enforcement Case<p><b>Literally minutes before the Obama Administration was completed the FAA</b> …

Lack of ATC Disaster Contingency Plan does not mandate Privatization

Share this article:<p>ATC Disaster Contingency Plan<p>Without more explanation, it is a BIG STRETCH to claim that this deficiency proves that privatization …

Recent gun & passenger problems need new tool to find solutions?

Share this article:<p>Recent Passenger Gun Problems<p>Safety Risk Assessment (SRA) Can Find Solutions<p><b>Passengers are the reason why aviation devotes so much</b> …

FAA a shill for corporations? Or is Rep. Lieu's quote meant to get air time?

Share this article:<p>The FAA a shill for corporations?<p>Or is the Administrator doing what Congress told him to do?<p>The <b>Democratic Congressman from Los</b> …

Should the Federal Air Surgeon stand down to review 3rd Class Medical?

Share this article:<p>FAA 3rd Class Medical Standards Reform<p>3 Reviews of Push-Backs<p>The industry concerns about the need to reform the <b>FAA’s 3rd Class</b> …

The Story Behind the Pilot 3rd Class Medical Final Rule

Share this article:<p>Pilot 3rd Class Medical Final Rule<p>BasicMed: Alternative Pilot Physical Examination & Education Requirements<p>The FAA issued a very …

Lessons Learned: Supreme Court’s Denial of FlyteNow's Writ of Certiorari

Share this article:<p>FlyteNow’s Writ of Certiorari<p>Extremism Is Not An Effective Strategy<p>The notion that the FAA is anti-entrepreneurial seems to be …

India’s DGCA is being audited again; standards matter

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The Weekly Drone Publication: UAS Digest #69

→ Stall detection for drones from UAVenture – UAVenture has unveiled a feature that will be popular with the drone delivery crowd. Their AirRails …

OSHA Baggage Handler Decision Puts Administrator In Difficult Position?

Share this article:<p>OSHA Agreement with United Airlines to Protect Baggage Handlers<p>Unnecessary Pain & Risk of Debilitating Injuries Caused by Lifting …

HazMat SMS Helps Shippers Lower Safety Risks & Prevent FAA Penalties

Share this article:<p>HazMat SMS (Safety Management Systems)<p>Lower Safety Risks & No FAA Penalties<p>Recently, the Google search machine delivered these two …

FAA Airport Data Communications is 96.4% Implemented... Congrats!

Share this article:<p>Airport Data Communications Abilities<p>FAA’s Goal Will Be Met Within Days<p>As 2016 comes to an end, thankfully, it is <b>GREAT to get some</b> …