Air safety

October 1, 2007 - 10:22am

The Senate Commerce Committee approved and sent to the full Senate a bill that would give the FAA six months to issue pilot certificates that include photo identification. AOPA has long advocated such a move but believes that the six-month time frame for implementation is unrealistic. The legislation would require the photo ID for pilots to include biometric data or other unique identifiers.

September 27, 2007 - 7:53am

Solid progress in the fight against user fees has been made, but the general aviation community has to stay involved for the battle to be won, according to leaders of the fight who took the dais at the User Fee Forum at NBAA 2007 yesterday. “We’re in terminal airspace but there’s convective weather ahead,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen, likening the effort to a long-distance flight.

September 27, 2007 - 4:45am

Kathy Perfetti, who as an FAA staffer headed the Fractional Ownership Aviation Rulemaking Committee (which resulted in FAR Part 91, Subpart K) and led the Part 125/135 Aviation Rulemaking Committee, has joined the International Business Aviation Council as the standards manager for IBAC’s International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO).

September 26, 2007 - 11:35am

The FAA has issued a final decision for redesigning the New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia metropolitan airspace, but it is likely that airport neighbors will challenge the plan on the grounds that the new routings increase noise.

September 26, 2007 - 11:24am

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has studied the predicted impact of very light jets and found that FAA and industry experts have few concerns. “Most experts GAO contacted believe that very light jets will likely have little impact on safety due to the FAA’s certification procedures for aircraft, pilots and maintenance,” the agency noted.

September 26, 2007 - 10:13am

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and NBAA will recognize aviation safety analyst Robert E. Breiling for his lifetime contributions to the industry, with an award and dinner tonight at the Omni Hotel here.

September 26, 2007 - 4:19am

Transportation Secretary Mary Peters voiced disapproval of the recently passed House FAA Reauthorization Bill at the opening ceremonies of the 60th Annual NBAA Convention here yesterday. The House bill, approved on September 20, relies on fuel taxes rather than user fees to fund the FAA, and Secretary Peters said the Bush Administration was “concerned the bill doesn’t have a cost-based system to fund the FAA.”

September 25, 2007 - 4:43pm

Transportation Secretary Mary Peters voiced disapproval of the recently passed House FAA Reauthorization Bill at the opening ceremonies of the 60th Annual NBAA Convention here yesterday. The House bill, approved on September 20, relies on fuel taxes rather than user fees to fund the FAA, and Secretary Peters said the Bush Administration was “concerned the bill doesn’t have a cost-based system to fund the FAA.”

September 25, 2007 - 12:00pm

Perhaps she didn’t know what crowd she was addressing, but Transportation Secretary Mary Peters voiced disapproval of the recently passed House FAA reauthorization bill (H.R.2881) at today’s opening ceremonies of the 60th annual NBAA Convention in Atlanta.

September 21, 2007 - 6:48am

Universal Weather & Aviation (Booth No. 7666) has received FAA approval to become an aircraft dispatcher training course provider and is now offering the course to the general public.

The first public six-week course began September 10. The next is scheduled to start November 5.

 
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