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January 31, 2008 - 6:14am

Flight crews are the primary cause in two out of three accidents in the 41 states of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), according to Mike Ambrose, director general of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA). Ambrose was speaking at the March 18 to 19 European Aviation Safety Seminar jointly presented in Geneva, by the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) and ERA.

January 30, 2008 - 10:06am

If international flight operations were complicated after 9/11, they are certain to become even more difficult now in view of the U.S.-led war against Iraq. Ironically enough, the conflict began during the middle of NBAA’s 30th International Operators Conference (IOC), held in Colorado Springs, Colo. in mid-March, just a stone’s throw away from the massive Cheyenne Mountain headquarters of NORAD.

January 30, 2008 - 10:06am

If international flight operations were complicated after 9/11, they are certain to become even more difficult now in view of the U.S.-led war against Iraq. Ironically enough, the conflict began during the middle of NBAA’s 30th International Operators Conference (IOC), held in Colorado Springs, Colo. in mid-March, just a stone’s throw away from the massive Cheyenne Mountain headquarters of NORAD.

January 28, 2008 - 9:05am

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) filed a petition with the FAA last month asking that the agency reopen Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to nonscheduled commercial air carriers, which in addition to Part 91 operators have been banned at the airport since 9/11.

January 28, 2008 - 9:05am

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) filed a petition with the FAA last month asking that the agency reopen Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to nonscheduled commercial air carriers, which in addition to Part 91 operators have been banned at the airport since 9/11.

January 25, 2008 - 9:54am

The National Air Transportation Association developed a Transportation Security Administration-approved program in time to meet the April 1 deadline for completion of TSA-required fingerprinting and background checks of crewmembers of air-taxi operators flying aircraft with an mtow of 12,500 pounds or more.

January 25, 2008 - 9:54am

The National Air Transportation Association developed a Transportation Security Administration-approved program in time to meet the April 1 deadline for completion of TSA-required fingerprinting and background checks of crewmembers of air-taxi operators flying aircraft with an mtow of 12,500 pounds or more.

January 24, 2008 - 10:45am

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) recently issued a sweeping recommendation that the EASA, FAA, Transport Canada and other aviation agencies amend requirements for the design and installation of electronic components in aircraft to take into account fluid and moisture contamination, as a source of common cause failures.

January 24, 2008 - 10:45am

The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) recently issued a sweeping recommendation that the EASA, FAA, Transport Canada and other aviation agencies amend requirements for the design and installation of electronic components in aircraft to take into account fluid and moisture contamination, as a source of common cause failures.

January 21, 2008 - 10:41am

Lobbying by U.S. helicopter manufacturers to have ICAO regulations amended to allow greater use of single-engine models over developed areas could “degrade overall safety standards,” according to Lord Glenarthur, chairman of the British Helicopter Advisory Board. Speaking at last month’s conference of the UK’s General Aviation Manufacturers and Traders Association (GAMTA), Lord Glenarthur said that “one or two U.S.

 
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