General Aircraft Safety

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How Can I Learn About General Aircraft Safety?

General Aircraft Safety

The logical place to learn about aircraft safety is the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) website. In addition to accident and “incident” data, the FAA also publishes “airworthiness directives,” which contain official comments on a myriad of issues concerning aircraft, airframes, and flight tendencies. Along with promulgating most commercial and private aviation regulations, the FAA is dedicated to maintaining the wonderful aircraft safety record in the U.S.

In addition, there is a civil aviation authority (CAA) in many countries that certifies non-commercial aircraft and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) provides regulatory advice to the European Union. The EASA has more or less supplanted the regulatory agencies of the individual countries in the E.U. These agencies certify aircraft and compile data on plane safety records.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigates and analyzes all aircraft-related accidents and safety issues in the U.S. They have compiled a wealth of information regarding airplane safety.

The safety records of any charter jet you might desire are available in these and other databases. Charter plane safety history is generally excellent and manufacturers work tirelessly to ensure that continuing safety is a top priority.



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