Charter safety auditors CharterX and Wyvern announced a new product last month aimed at ensuring customers receive the most up-to-date safety information available for each flight.
On April 27 Dassault hosted a formal ceremony at its Bordeaux facility to celebrate FAA and EASA certification of the Falcon 7X. Before the event took place, some industry observers believed it would be merely a public relations forum at which the airframer would proudly wave the paperwork it had received several days earlier. However, the planned ceremony coincided with the actual certification.
The Department of Transportation Office of the Inspector General (IG) said in a report released last Thursday that runway incursions remain a persistent, serious problem, despite the FAA’s efforts to reduce their frequency.
U.S. Lawmakers Question NE Airspace Redesign The FAA is confident that the New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia airspace redesign will reduce delays and allow the agency to meet system demands, but some U.S. lawmakers are questioning the redesign plans. Rep. Jerry Costello (D-Ill.), chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee, and Reps.
Paris-based operator Trans Helicopter Service (THS) has its twin-engine Eurocopter AS 355 Ecureuil II available here at EBACE 2007 for demo flights of Safe Flight’s helicopter powerline detection system (PDS). The system has just been awarded certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on the AS 355. THS conducted the certification work on behalf of Safe Flight, based in White Plains, New York.
The FAA, NASA and NCAM (National Consortium for Aviation Mobility) hosted SATS 2005 Sunday through today and drew a larger than anticipated crowd of visitors, including the Administrators of both the FAA and NASA.
At a conference session here at EBACE this morning, delegates will hear an update on where business aviation stands in relation to long-awaited revisions to the European Commission’s EC2320 rules.
Companies that have long been awaiting European approval for commercial single-engine operations under instrument meteorological conditions (SE-IMC), or at night, clearly face a longer wait. Despite continuing optimism voiced by some operators, it will be almost three more years before such flights can be approved across the region.
The FAA has proposed a number of revisions to the rotorcraft one-engine-inoperative (OEI) rating definition and type certification standards to align the regulations with those in use by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Transport Canada Civil Aviation.
As interested parties begin to delve into the newest FAA funding bill to arrive on Capitol Hill, reaction has been strong. Although the bill, introduced last week by Sens. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), doesn’t propose to raise the jet-fuel tax to quite the level of the FAA’s bill, it does call for an increase from the current 24 cents to 49 cents, phased in over five years.