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US Proposes Air Safety Rules After Kobe Bryant, Charter Crashes

  • Smaller air operators to get airline-style safety programs
  • FAA issues proposal for broad safety management mandate
A sculpture depicting Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna Bryant, and the names of those who died, displayed at a temporary memorial at the site of the 2020 helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

A sculpture depicting Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna Bryant, and the names of those who died, displayed at a temporary memorial at the site of the 2020 helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images

US aviation officials intend to impose broad new safety requirements to prevent aircraft crashes such as the one that killed basketball star Kobe Bryant.

Small airlines, charter-flight operators and air-tour companies would be required to have extensive internal safety systems like ones adopted by airlines in 2018, according to a proposal Tuesday by the Federal Aviation Administration.