Administrative law

December 29, 2010 - 5:17am

The FAA will extend the comment period for the Airport Safety Management System (SMS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which had been scheduled to end on Jan. 7, 2011. The proposed rule seeks to require all airports certified under Part 139 to develop and implement an SMS program to cover all non-movement areas of the airport, including tenant ramps. The comment period is now extended until March 7.

November 29, 2010 - 9:48am

While the FAA has filed a “difference” explaining that it does not have a formal safety management system (SMS) rule for aircraft operators, despite the ICAO November 18 deadline that is now passed, it is in the process of SMS rulemaking.

October 18, 2010 - 2:32pm

Baldwin Aviation of Hilton Head Island, S.C., a developer of flight department safety management systems (SMS), introduced a Web-based program, SMSlite, at the NBAA Convention. The program is designed for operators that have already met the registration requirements for International Standard for Business Aviation Organizations (IS-BAO).

September 29, 2010 - 5:58am

The FAA has assigned the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) the new task of ­reviewing and submitting recommendations in response to the agency’s intent to “update, reorganize and improve the level of safety of requirements for flammability of materials.” Because the task could result in “a significant change” to the type certification requirements, the FAA is “interested in obtaining international harmonization.” To this end,

August 25, 2010 - 11:23am

Ever wished you could tell the FAA that some regulation is outdated or doesn’t make sense? You can, and the agency has a little-known means to do it.

August 2, 2010 - 10:02am

The Department of Transportation is planning to issue a notice of proposed

August 2, 2010 - 10:01am

The Department of Transportation is planning to issue a notice of proposed

August 2, 2010 - 10:00am

The Department of Transportation is planning to issue a notice of proposed

August 2, 2010 - 5:42am

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) recently held its first Safety Management Transport Academy. The first four-day course is the initial installment of a two-year program designed to provide “an educational background to people in the air medical and critical-care ground industries about the science and philosophy of safety,” said AAMS executive director Dawn Mancuso. 

May 27, 2010 - 7:28am

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is tackling the process to implement new rules for operations in Europe in April 2012. Business aviation is involved in the rulemaking, notably through review groups. EASA-OPS will replace current EU-OPS, JAR-OPS and national rules.

 
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