The NTSB recently took a first step that could provide FAA certificate holders a better chance of receiving a fair shake if they run afoul of FAA safety inspectors. In an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) published just before Christmas, the NTSB said it is considering a change in the rules under which the agency’s administrative law judges adjudicate appeals of “emergency” certificate suspensions or revocations by the FAA. Nearly eight years ago, the NTSB adopted a final ...

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