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December 21, 2011 - 12:23pm
The FAA has amended flight duty and rest times for Part 121 flight crew

On Wednesday the FAA announced a final rule on pilot flight duty and rest requirements, a stricter regulation stemming from the Feb. 12, 2009 crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 near Buffalo. The rule amends existing work conditions for flight crew operating under Part 121, but exempts cargo carriers.

December 3, 2011 - 2:22pm

The rules for aircraft registered in the European Union require that technicians perform database updates on aircraft that weigh more than 6,020 pounds. Pilots are allowed to update databases for instrument panel-mounted navigation systems on privately owned aircraft (including helicopters and gliders) that weigh less than 6,020 pounds, and the pilot must own or be joint owner of the aircraft, according to regulation 2042/2003 Part M.

November 21, 2011 - 10:45am
Illustration of ADS-B

Operators in the U.S. are required to equip their aircraft for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) “Out” capability by 2020.

November 15, 2011 - 11:08am

The Obama Administration has notified NBAA that it will continue to have a seat on the Transportation Security Administration’s Aviation Security Advisory Committee (Asac), along with 24 other industry stakeholder groups. TSA Administrator John Pistole recently noted the “vital role” the Asac plays in balancing real-world security concerns with workable implementation of policy proposals.

November 1, 2011 - 3:37pm

A hearing with the UK’s Central Arbitration Committee over the representation of pilots at NetJets Europe scheduled for last Friday was postponed after both sides agreed to hammer out an agreement on their own.

October 27, 2011 - 4:57pm

The FAA launched a new website today where pilots and others can report incidents of lasers being shined at aircraft. It includes links for reporting laser incidents, laser statistics and FAA research on the dangers lasers can pose to pilots.

October 27, 2011 - 3:09pm

Despite considerable easing of import rules for Western airplanes in the past three years, Russian business aircraft owners appear reluctant to place their aircraft onto the national aviation register, according to GosNIIGA, the State Scientific Research Institute of Civil Aviation, and Russia’s largest aircraft lessor, IFC.

October 20, 2011 - 12:06pm
ATA president and CEO Nicholas Calio continues to challenge Europe's ETS.

The head of the Air Transport Association of America (ATA) railed against Europe’s emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) during an October 18 speech at the Aero Club in Washington, D.C., vowing to continue the fight against carbon emissions cap-and-trade requirements for air carriers scheduled to take effect January 1.

October 18, 2011 - 4:41pm

Clearly impatient with the way the company’s plan for its 4G broadband network is becoming further delayed by opposition from the GPS user community, several federal government departments, members of Congress and the FCC bureaucracy itself, a LightSquared official threatened a le

 
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