One of the unfortunate but unavoidable facts of aviation is that accidents happen. While investigators work to determine why, and attorneys debate over who is responsible, in nearly every case there is a tragic human element involved-families of victims, who suddenly have their lives torn apart. It is a situation no one wants to be in.
Korean Air Lines Flight 007
Former FAA Administrator J. Lynn Helms died on December 11 at age 86. Appointed FAA Administrator by President Ronald Reagan, Helms served for nearly three years through January 1984. He was an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and a graduate of the Navy Test Pilot School.
Marinus Heijl has joined the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA) as that organization’s first representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization in Montreal (ICAO).
Heijl retired from ICAO last December after a 27-year career. He served as acting director and deputy director of the Air Navigation Bureau as well as chief of the Air Traffic Management Section.