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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.03.06)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

“The association is very pleased with the FAA’s decision to issue this recommendation through a SAFO and not through inappropriate regulation by notice or OpSpec [operational specification.] No federal agency is above the rulemaking process and the requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act.”

Source: NATA President James K. Coyne, commenting on Friday's issuance of a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) titled “Landing Distance Assessment at Time of Arrival for Turbojets," intended to recommend -- but not require -- all part 91(K), 121, 125, and 135 turbojet operators to have procedures in place to ensure a full-stop landing with at least a 15% safety margin beyond the actual calculated landing distance.

FMI: www.nata.aero, More Information on FAA SAFOs

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