Transport Canada awarded type certification to Esterline CMC’s CMA-2700 enhanced vision system (EVS) sensor on November 18. The CMA-2700, part of CMC’s SureSight family, is paired with head-up guidance systems made by Rockwell Collins.
Aviation International News » January 2012
Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems (ACSS), a joint-venture company of L-3 Communications and Thales, is busy preparing for upcoming avionics mandates such as ADS-B as well as the expected EASA requirement for TCAS Change 7.1.
Business aircraft flights from the UK will be subject to air passenger duty (APD) beginning in April 2013.
With advocacy groups demanding cleaner air and governments passing more and more stringent engine emissions requirements, aviation has been taking a beating as a prime offender in creating carbon emissions.
The lawsuit over the Transportation Department’s plan to dismantle the Block Aircraft Registration Request (Barr) program became moot when President Obama signed an appropriations bill (H.R. 2112) on November 18 that contained language reinstating the program through at least the end of Fiscal Year 2012 (Sept. 30, 2012).
Even as the EU-ETS officially takes effect for air transport, it remains under fire politically and legally from almost every direction. The U.S., China, India, Russia and numerous other states have all made high-level protests against the cap-and-trade system–in some cases backing these up with thinly veiled threats of economic sanctions against the European Union, if it refuses to back down in its insistence on imposing ETS on operators from outside Europe.
The European Union’s controversial emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS) officially takes effect beginning January 1 against a backdrop of ongoing political protests and legal challenges. But for business aircraft operators, the more immediate concern is to be ready to meet the next set of requirements for monitoring, reporting and verifying their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and preparing to start trading carbon credits.
The tumultuous reign of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi may be over, but the damage it has inflicted on Italy’s economy and the ongoing euro crisis will likely linger well past his latest criminal trial.
Michael Sweeney, CEO of United States Aviation Underwriters, retired at the end of December, but will continue as chairman until April 30. David McKay, company president COO, succeeds him as CEO.