Robert MacLean had leaked information to the news media about aviation safety, only after his supervisors ignored him. He was fired, but the information led to the Department of Homeland Security deciding not to cut air marshals’ presence on overnight flights.
As predicted by several aviation attorneys, a recently filed pre-lawsuit discovery petition on the still-missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was quickly rejected by an Illinois judge.
Until recently, space activity in the U.S. was exclusively the stuff of federal agencies—namely, NASA and the Department of Defense—and a few commercial space-based communications providers.
Regulatory: FAA Reauthorization Act exempts next-gen airspace redesign projects from environmental review
Superseding its own wide-ranging mandate to the executive branch of the U.S. government to carefully study the environmental impacts of that branch’s administrative actions, Congress on Feb. 6 enacted the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.