American Airlines Overrun Prompts Safety Recommendations
The NTSB sent the FAA three new safety recommendations in the wake of the Dec. 29, 2010 American Airlines incident at Jackson Hole Airport (JAC), Wyo. when a Boeing 757 ran off the end of the runway while landing. Recommendation A-12-44 requires operators of speedbrake-equipped aircraft to develop training that recognizes when speedbrakes do not automatically deploy on landing. A-12-45 will require new Part 25 aircraft to include a system that easily alerts pilots when speedbrakes do not deploy. A-12-46 will require Boeing to develop guidance for pilots when they experience an unintended thrust-reverser lockout.