Federal Aviation Regulations

May 5, 2008 - 5:30am

With general aviation access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in an indefinite holding pattern, NBAA has decided to re-target its monthly update meetings at the airport to encompass all of the security issues that business aviation faces or may face in the future.

March 31, 2008 - 6:25am

After conducting an internal investigation, last month Southwest Airlines leaders switched from defending the airline’s maintenance practices to suspending three maintenance employees and grounding a significant number of airplanes to re-inspect them for possible cracks. The FAA issued a statement on March 6 proposing that Southwest Airlines pay a $10.2 million civil penalty for its error.

March 26, 2008 - 12:01pm

Under the first major rulemaking of the DOT’s newly created Transportation Security Administration, scheduled for publication February 22, charter operations in Part 25 aircraft face a slew of new security regulations when passengers or crew are enplaning or deplaning in an airport’s “sterile” area (generally, the airline ramp or terminal and its gates).

March 26, 2008 - 10:36am

Not a single person interviewed by AIN expressed the opinion that the business aviation security requirements to fly to the Winter Olympics either made sense or did much to protect the Salt Lake City site from attack by air. Everyone was sympathetic with the intent but left cold by with the implementation.

March 25, 2008 - 9:02am

Penalties for violating temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) in the wake of September 11 could be severe. The FAA believes that any pilot who violates the TFRs has demonstrated “a substantial disregard for safety and security, warranting a 150- to 240-day suspension or revocation of pilot certificates,” according to the AOPA.

March 19, 2008 - 6:54am

NBAA announced at its convention in Orlando, Fla., last month that additional dates have been scheduled for its new “Security Training for Part 91 Operators” seminar, completion of which is the first step to a TSA Access Certificate (TSAAC).

February 26, 2008 - 5:43am

Aviation industry experts believe that the FAA’s next operational control focus will be on Part 91 operators, specifically management companies that manage Part 91 aircraft for owners. However, the FAA didn’t respond to AIN’s queries about whether the agency is focusing on Part 91 operational control or if it is interested in writing new regulations covering aircraft management companies.

February 26, 2008 - 5:43am

Aviation industry experts believe that the FAA’s next operational control focus will be on Part 91 operators, specifically management companies that manage Part 91 aircraft for owners. However, the FAA didn’t respond to AIN’s queries about whether the agency is focusing on Part 91 operational control or if it is interested in writing new regulations covering aircraft management companies.

January 22, 2008 - 8:24am

Weather data provider WSI announced it has added detailed information on temporary flight restrictions (TFR) to its InFlight airborne datalink information service. TFR notices are updated automatically free to subscribers, who can access text and graphics the same way they would call up weather maps, metars and TAFs. Hardware needed for WSI InFlight sells for a list price of $3,499 and the monthly subscription is $49.95.

January 22, 2008 - 8:24am

Weather data provider WSI announced it has added detailed information on temporary flight restrictions (TFR) to its InFlight airborne datalink information service. TFR notices are updated automatically free to subscribers, who can access text and graphics the same way they would call up weather maps, metars and TAFs. Hardware needed for WSI InFlight sells for a list price of $3,499 and the monthly subscription is $49.95.

 
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