NTSB modifies aviation reporting requirement

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a Direct Final Rule Wednesday to improve how resolution advisories report.

Currently, aviation operators must report all of their Airborne Collision and Avoidance System (ACAS) resolution advisories to a Class A airspace aircraft. Other resolution advisories must align with the requirements to avoid the risk of colliding aircrafts.

However, the NTSB's recent notification review demonstrates that this requirement could be altered and still uphold the function of the notice and safety review.

When the modification is implemented, aviation operators will need to send their ACAS resolution advisories only when an aircraft is running on a flight plan using instrument flight rules or if it is at risk of colliding with another aircraft.

Until Jan. 14, the public is able to give feedback about the ruling. Unless there are comments that point out serious problems, the modification will be implemented on Feb. 16. This will be officially confirmed in the Federal Register after the comments have been reviewed and closed.

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