Rulemaking

December 29, 2009 - 10:43am

New rules governing flight- and duty-time limitations and rest requirements for Part 121 pilots are still a work in progress, according to FAA associate administrator for aviation safety Margaret Gilligan, who testified at a hearing before the Senate aviation subcommittee early last month.

December 28, 2009 - 9:07am

While the business aviation community may have been hoping that the Transportation Security Administration’s controversial Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) would go away, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified last month that the TSA plans to issue a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) “before the end of 2010.”

December 4, 2009 - 3:19am

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.

December 2, 2009 - 10:12am

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.

November 10, 2009 - 8:14am

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.

October 30, 2009 - 8:37am

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.

October 28, 2009 - 9:40am

The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) submitted comments to the FAA last week in response to the agency’s safety management systems proposed rulemaking.

October 14, 2009 - 11:56am

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.

October 14, 2009 - 7:32am

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?

September 16, 2009 - 11:23am

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.

 
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