The FAA is seeking comments on a proposed rule change that will allow pilots flying under commercial operating regulations to update navigation system databases, an action currently allowed only for Part 91 pilots. Comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) are due December 19. (See Docket No.
The wide-cabin Gulfstream G650 is expected to obtain provisional certification by year-end, the Savannah, Ga.-based aircraft manufacturer said this week at the NBAA Convention in Las Vegas. According to Gulfstream, tests of the G650’s fly-by-wire system, engine inlet compatibility and operation in hot weather, among others, have recently been completed.
Bell Helicopter announced yesterday at the NBAA Convention that it received FAA certification for its new $2.865 million, single-engine 407GX, which is equipped with
The FAA faces significant challenges in achieving the vision of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), government and industry panelists told the House aviation subcommittee yesterday.