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In this section, we will publish relevant areas of legislation as it becomes important, or is released in comparison to CASA’s efforts, which have been shown by the Australian Senate [PelAir Inquiry – 2013] to be ineffective in dealing with proper surveillance or investigations “….after the event…” by the hiding of a relevant report [Chamber’s Report] from the investigator [ATSB]

The most interesting is the new FAA Fatigue Rules, released following the Colgan accident.

Maybe the Senator’s following the earlier reviews show re-visit these issues.

The Colgan issues canvas the following [Note that the FAA is not missed in this either]:

Abstract: This report discusses the accident involving a Colgan Air, Inc., Bombardier DHC-8-400, N200WQ, operating as Continental Connection flight 3407, which experienced a loss of control on an instrument approach to Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, Buffalo, New York, and crashed into a residence in Clarence Center, New York, about 5 nautical miles northeast of the airport.

The safety issues discussed in this report focus on strategies to prevent flight crew monitoring failures, pilot professionalism, fatigue, remedial training, pilot training records, airspeed selection procedures, stall training, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) oversight, flight operational quality assurance programs, use of personal portable electronic devices on the flight deck, the FAA’s use of safety alerts for operators to transmit safety-critical information, and weather information provided to pilots. Safety recommendations concerning these issues are addressed to the FAA.