|SEC. 208. Implementation Of NTSB Flight Crewmember Training Recommendations|
Stall And Upset Recognition And Recovery Training- The
Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall conduct a
rulemaking proceeding to require part 121 air carriers to provide flight
crewmembers with ground training and flight training or flight simulator
(A) to recognize
and avoid a stall of an aircraft or, if not avoided, to recover from the
(B) to recognize and avoid an upset of an aircraft or, if not avoided, to execute such techniques as available data indicate are appropriate to recover from the upset in a given make, model, and series of aircraft.
TRAINING PROGRAMS- The Administrator shall conduct a rulemaking
proceeding to require part 121 air carriers to establish remedial
training programs for flight crewmembers who have demonstrated
performance deficiencies or experienced failures in the training
(3) DEADLINES- The
(A) not later than
one year after the date of enactment of this Act, issue a notice of
proposed rulemaking under each of paragraphs (1) and (2); and
(B) not later than
36 months after the date of enactment of this Act, issue a final rule
for the rulemaking under each of paragraphs (1) and (2).
(b) Stick Pusher
Training and Weather Event Training-
MULTIDISCIPLINARY PANEL- Not later than 120 days after the date of
enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall convene a
multidisciplinary panel of specialists in aircraft operations, flight
crewmember training, human factors, and aviation safety to study and
submit to the Administrator a report on methods to increase the
familiarity of flight crewmembers with, and improve the response of
flight crewmembers to, stick pusher systems, icing conditions, and
microburst and windshear weather events.
(2) REPORT TO
CONGRESS AND NTSB- Not later than one year after the date on which the
Administrator convenes the panel, the Administrator shall--
(A) submit to the
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of
Representatives, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
of the Senate, and the National Transportation Safety Board a report
based on the findings of the panel; and
(B) with respect
to stick pusher systems, initiate appropriate actions to implement the
recommendations of the panel.
In this section, the following definitions apply:
TRAINING AND FLIGHT SIMULATOR- The terms `flight training' and `flight
simulator' have the meanings given those terms in part 61.1 of title 14,
Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor regulation).
(2) STALL- The
term `stall' means an aerodynamic loss of lift caused by exceeding the
critical angle of attack.
(3) STICK PUSHER-
The term `stick pusher' means a device that, at or near a stall, applies
a nose down pitch force to an aircraft's control columns to attempt to
decrease the aircraft's angle of attack.
(4) UPSET- The term `upset' means an unusual aircraft attitude.
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