Decision theory

April 12, 2012 - 3:40pm

The FAA has extended until June 4 the period to submit “clarifying questions” about the final rule that amends the existing flight, duty and rest regulations applicable to certificate holders and their flight crewmembers. In the rule, the FAA created a new Part 117, which replaces the existing flight, duty and rest regulations contained in Part 121 Subparts Q, R and S. As part of this rulemaking, the FAA also applied the new Part 117 to certain Part 91 operations.

January 4, 2012 - 3:15pm

The U.S. aviation industry won’t be getting a final rule on the aircraft repair station security issue until the fourth quarter of this year, the Department of Homeland Security announced. The issue dates back to a 2004 public meeting held by the TSA in response to the Vision 100 Century of Aviation Act passed by Congress in 2003.

The DHS made the announcement after 20 industry leaders sent a letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano asking that the rule, which has been under consideration for eight years, be finalized before the end of last year.

April 1, 2011 - 5:15am

The FAA withdrew an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM), released in July 2009, that solicited public comment on potential rules requiring a safety management system (SMS) for Part 21, 119, 121, 125, 135, 141, 142, and 145 certificate holders, product manufacturers, applicants and employers. This comment period closed on Oct. 21, 2009.

March 16, 2011 - 11:00am

In the continuing saga of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) versus the FAA’s drug testing policy, the FAA employed an unanticipated evasive maneuver.

January 31, 2011 - 8:15am

According to NBAA, the NTSB recently released an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking and wants input on the rules of procedure for the NTSB’s review of certificate actions taken by the FAA.

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.

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 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

 
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