Aircraft Electrical System Safety: Congressional Hearing

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Tillie K. Fowler
DIANE Publishing, Jun 1, 2002 - 91 pages
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Witnesses: Elizabeth Erickson, Dir., Aircraft Certification Service, Fed. Aviation Admin. (FAA); Richard Healing, Chmn., Aircraft Wiring and Inert Gas Generator Working Group (AWIGG), and Dir., Navy Safety and Survivability, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy; Kent V. Hollinger, Chair, Aging Transport Systems Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ATSRAC); Vince Press, Dir. of Marketing, Lectromec Design Co.; Dr. Bill Linzey, Lead Technician, Lectromec Design Co.; Alexis M. Stefani, Assistant Inspector General for Auditing, U.S. Dept. of Transportation; and Rep. James L. Oberstar and James A. Traficant.

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Page 68 - ... maintenance tool for inspectors to ensure the health of the air carrier fleet. Just one year later, after I assumed the Chairmanship of the Aviation Subcommittee, we held multiple hearings on the subject of aging aircraft safety. Those hearings culminated in passage of the Agng Aircraft Safety Act of 1991, which was signed into law on October 28, 1991. This landmark legislation required, in addition to existing safety regulations of older aircraft, special inspections of aircraft after approximately...
Page 83 - The White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security recommended that FAA accelerate NAS and have a goal of a fully modernized system by 2005.
Page 44 - Chairman and members of the Subcommittee for inviting me here today to testify on HR 1367, the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Conservation Act of 2001.
Page 77 - Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee: We appreciate the opportunity to discuss the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of passenger aircraft maintenance, an important safety issue.
Page 76 - Statement of Alexis M. Stefani Assistant Inspector General for Auditing US Department of Transportation Mr.
Page 87 - Mr. Chairman and members of the Subcommittee. I would be pleased to answer any questions you may have at this time.
Page 67 - Subcommittee, we held a series of hearings specifically on the aging aircraft issue. That same year, I was privileged to be the keynote speaker at an International Conference on Aging Aircraft. That conference represented a turning point in aviation history. As a result of the issues raised at that conference, the philosophy of aircraft maintenance began to shift from "inspect, detect and repair" to the replacement of age-sensitive parts at specified intervals.
Page 9 - We welcome you and any opening statement you would like to make at this time. Mr.
Page 1 - WASHINGTON, BC The subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 2:04 pm in room 2167, Rayburn House Office Building, Hon. John L. Mica [chairman of the subcommittee] presiding. Mr. MICA. Good afternoon. The House Transportation Aviation Subcommittee will come to order. We are going to go ahead and get started because we have two panels today and want to give everybody an opportunity to be heard.
Page 60 - The intent of the aircraft inspections was to obtain first-hand information on the state of aged systems, as recommended by the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security (Gore Commission).

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