The FAA has acknowledged that new rules governing fatigue for Part 121 pilots are still a work in progress, despite the labors of the flight- and duty-time limitations and rest requirements aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) chartered by FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt in June.
After the Transportation Security Administration issued a notice of proposed rulemaking for FAA-certified Part 145 repair station security on November 17, comments from those affected started accumulating in the public docket.
Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and four cosponsors have introduced S.2745 to ban the use of personal wireless communications devices or laptop computers in Part 121 cockpits, but general aviation would not be affected.
A bipartisan group of congressmen has introduced a bill that would modify the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) authority to issue security directives (SD) without notice or public input.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects to issue a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking for the Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) early next year. It will incorporate feedback from pilots, airport officials and others received during the rulemaking’s initial public comment period in late 2008.
In the wake of the crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 in February, how are safety programs and pilot hiring, training and testing practices being improved?
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) “is one step closer to issuing security regulations for repair stations,” according to the Modification and Replacement Parts Association (Marpa). The TSA has submitted a draft of a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review, Marpa noted. The rulemaking is five years later than the Aug.
While praising the FAA’s establishment of an Aviation Rulemaking Committee in response to the crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407, the European Cockpit Association (ECA) blasted its own rulemaking authorities for “shying away” from acting on conclusions from a study that purportedly exposes current EU fatigue rules as insufficient.
To streamline its approvals for very light jets (VLJs), the FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on August 17 to amend the applicable certification standards for Part 23 jet-powered airplanes. The agency said the NPRM is necessary to eliminate the current workload of processing exemptions, special conditions and equivalent levels of safety findings necessary to certify VLJs under Part 23.