Regulations will go into effect October 17 to help ensure that replacement parts are airworthy. New FAR Part 3 creates additional rules banning certain false or misleading statements about type-certified parts that go beyond those now covered in Parts 21 and 43. In addition, Part 3 prohibits “intentionally misleading statements” about the airworthiness of parts.
Bombardier Aerospace's new Leading Edge is a flight crew safety-training and resource program being offered at no-charge with the purchase of a new Bombardier business jet, starting next February 1.
The Flight Safety Foundation Corporate Aviation Committee held a workshop in October about instituting a pilot-friendly drug- and alcohol-abatement program in corporate flight departments. According to Dr.
The minimum percentage rate for substance-abuse testing for next year will remain at 25 percent of covered aviation employees for random drug testing and 10 percent for random alcohol testing. The rates will remain unchanged because historical data indicates that the positive rate for drug tests over the last several years has been less than 1 percent.
Proposed amendments were adopted to clarify the FAA’s anti-drug and alcohol-misuse regulations pertaining to testing requirements; reasonable cause for testing; periodic drug testing; the anti-drug program approval process; and drug- and alcohol-abuse prevention programs.
An automated weather observation system (AWOS) is now in service at Jeffco Airport, Denver. When the control tower closes at 10 p.m. local time, the ATIS frequency (126.25) becomes the AWOS frequency. At 6 a.m. local time when the control tower opens, the frequency reverts to ATIS. AWOS information is available by phone 24/7 at (720) 887-8067.
Flightcraft, based at Portland, Ore. International Airport, has become Hartzell Propeller’s newest recommended repair facility. Hartzell has more than two dozen repair facilities around the world. To qualify, a company must complete a periodic audit process to ensure the quality systems and capabilities needed to properly service Hartzell products. In addition, Hartzell has an ongoing requirement to participate in factory training.
The FAA has authorized Tulsa, Okla.-based BizJet International to become a Rolls-Royce overhaul facility for the Tay 611-8. The MRO is now a Rolls-Royce authorized overhaul facility for both Spey 511-8 and Tay 611-8 engines with inspection, repair, midlife, overhaul, testing and calibration capability.
The Corporate Angel Network (CAN) on January 24 arranged its 20,000th flight aboard a corporate aircraft for a cancer patient. The provider was International Paper with its Falcon 900EX, and the patient was 79-year-old Walter Latimer, a Florida resident who was returning home from Westchester County Airport, White Plains, N.Y., after emergency surgery in New York City.
Concerned by its findings between 1998 and 2003 involving airline pilots, the FAA late last year proposed to amend airman medical standards so that a refusal to submit to a required drug or alcohol test would result in revocation or disqualification of an airman medical certificate. Only about 20 comments were submitted.