Civil aviation authority

July 16, 2008 - 5:06am

Chelton Flight Systems of Boise, Idaho, has received European Aviation Safety Agency approval for its FlightLogic avionics system for use in the Bell 206A, B, L and 407 light single-engine helicopters. The certification marked the first time EASA has granted approval for installation of Chelton’s synthetic-vision system, which provides a 3-D computer-generated view of the world on a flight display.

July 8, 2008 - 1:40pm

A French judge last week ordered Continental Airlines and five people–including aircraft designers, maintenance technicians and one civil aviation authority executive–to stand trial for manslaughter in the criminal investigation into the Concorde crash that killed 113 in July 2000 near Paris. The airline is being charged with negligence in DC-10 maintenance.

July 3, 2008 - 6:32am

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), established in Cologne, Germany, in 2003, has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking for the regulation of pilot licensing.
It is the first step toward EASA’s adoption of new rules and responsibilities that will also cover aircraft operations and authorization of third-country operators.

July 3, 2008 - 5:05am

More than 50 years ago, the English Channel coastline near Selsey Bill was the location of two record-setting flights, and now this south coast of England area, more than 40 miles from Farnborough International’s flying display, is the designated destination for pilots faced with what the organizers term a “pre-meditated ejection.”

May 7, 2008 - 9:14am

The operations committee of Europe’s Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) is pushing to get its JAR OPS 2 and 4 operating requirements adopted before the JAA is replaced by the new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The EASA will assume the JAA’s aircraft certification responsibilities next September.

May 1, 2008 - 11:04am

The annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is set to continue its seemingly relentless growth when it reconvenes in Geneva’s Palais d’Expositions (Palexpo) from May 20 to 22. High on the 2008 conference agenda are serious concerns about access to airports and to the U.S. generally, as well as pending new security requirements and possible environmental restrictions.

March 25, 2008 - 6:19am

Demonstrating environmental responsibility while remaining operationally viable is the biggest challenge facing business aviation, according to the British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA). But along with its European colleagues, the UK industry also faces potential difficulties with new security requirements covering border controls and the prospect of wider powers for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

February 5, 2008 - 5:28am

President Bush has appointed Douglas Lavin as FAA assistant administrator of the newly created Office of International Aviation, and Sharon Pinkerton as assistant administrator of the Office of Aviation Policy, Planning and Environment.

February 5, 2008 - 5:28am

President Bush has appointed Douglas Lavin as FAA assistant administrator of the newly created Office of International Aviation, and Sharon Pinkerton as assistant administrator of the Office of Aviation Policy, Planning and Environment.

January 17, 2008 - 5:36am

The UK’s General Aviation Manufacturers and Traders Association (GAMTA) is looking for a new chief executive after the sudden resignation of Graham Forbes just a week after the group’s annual conference (see page 64). Forbes, who had led GAMTA for the past 10 years, is expected to join Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority as head of personnel licensing.

 
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