Database

December 11, 2013 - 11:40am

Heli-One has enhanced its website so customers can go to its helicopter Exchange Parts Inventory Channel (Epic) pages. The Epic feature enables customers to do more by connecting them to two searchable databases: Heli-One’s exchange component pool database or its surplus parts inventory database of almost 1,900 items.

June 18, 2013 - 7:05am

According to Teledyne Controls, its new enhanced Airborne Data Loader technology is “dramatically reducing” operating costs of Boeing 737NGs flown by low cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle. Savings of up to $11,700 per month for the fleet of 42 aircraft are being realized, simply because of the time saved by engineers loading navigational data into avionics databases.

April 3, 2013 - 3:55am

The FAA’s new final rule allowing pilots to update navigation and avionics databases took effect on January 28. The rule covers “updating of databases used in self-contained, front-panel or pedestal-mounted navigation equipment.”

December 18, 2012 - 2:50pm

The FAA is amending maintenance regulations, removing the task of updating some databases from the preventive maintenance category effective Jan. 28, 2013. Previously, because database updating was listed as preventive maintenance in FAR Part 43 Appendix A, pilots were allowed to perform the updates only on aircraft that they own or operate, but not on commercially operated aircraft. This is because Part 43.3, paragraph (g) allows only pilots who own or operate aircraft not flown under Parts 121, 129 or 135 to conduct preventive maintenance.

December 1, 2011 - 2:20pm
The debate about whether commercial pilots update databases might be moot, as se

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.

September 29, 2009 - 7:20am

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA), responding to recent member requests, issued a statement that clarifies FAA regulations that apply to updates of navigational databases used on modern avionics. The FAA changed the Part 43 Appendix A regulations in 1996, according to NATA, and classified database updates as preventive maintenance instead of maintenance.

September 16, 2009 - 11:25am

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA), responding to recent member requests, issued a statement that clarifies FAA regulations that apply to updates of navigational databases used on modern avionics. The FAA changed the Part 43 Appendix A regulations in 1996, according to NATA, and classified database updates as preventive maintenance instead of maintenance.

March 22, 2007 - 6:57am

Swiss business aircraft pilot Stefano Costi has launched a new operations-management system that he claims will offer the most integrated and intuitive software available today. Costi’s firm, Business Jet Associates, developed the system, called Bizflight, with Swiss software house Travico.

 
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