FAA Changes Regulations To Improve General Aviation Safety

by | September 6th, 2013

September 6, 2013

The Aviation Accident Attorneys with the law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain that a majority of aircraft crashes that occur in the United States involve small, personally-owned aircraft. In fact, data from the National Transportation Safety Board shows that general aviation accidents accounted for roughly 95 percent of all airplane crashes that occurred last year.

In an effort to help reduce the number of General Aviation Accidents, the Federal Aviation Administration has announced it is releasing a new set of standards regarding stiffer inspections of small airplanes combined with regulations calling for parts of planes engines to be replaced sooner.

According to an article released by The Wall Street Journal, the moves were made in the wake of the agency receiving numerous reports of leaks and cracks occurring in aircrafts’ cylinders that could lead to planes suffering losses of power, and ultimately, crashes. So far, 35 reports have been received of such instances since 2009, with scores of other reports rolling in since then. Experts say the issue could affect as many as 10,000 aircraft.

The changes are the first of their kind in 11 years to affect so many aircraft.

The law firm’s team of personal injury lawyers recognizes how dangerous equipment failure on an aircraft can be and hope the new standards will help to prevent serious crashes.