AINalerts » February 13, 2007

February 13, 2007 - 10:11am

A public survey by the DOT and Homeland Security drew more than 900 responses about whether Loran should be kept operational or shut down.

February 13, 2007 - 10:10am

Responding to a request by Boeing, the FAA has extended the comment deadline from today to April 16 on its proposal amending digital flight data recorder (DFDR) regulations of Parts 121 and 135 to prohibit “filtering” of signals. During several accident investigations, the NTSB found that some DFDRs were filtering signals before they were recorded.

February 13, 2007 - 10:09am

The recent Middle East Business Aviation conference (MEBA) in Dubai on January 31 and February 1 and the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) in Hong Kong on February 6 and 7 pulled in an estimated 5,200 combined attendees. This was the inaugural show for MEBA, which is held by the new Middle East Business Aviation Association. The event drew 90 exhibitors and more than 30 aircraft on static display.

February 13, 2007 - 10:08am

Initial findings from German aviation authorities on the crash of a Grob Aerospace SPn Utility Jet prototype say flutter might have played a role in the Nov. 29, 2006 accident. According to a report from the manufacturer, the German Federal Bureau of Air Accident Investigation said that parts of the twinjet’s tail control surfaces were found some 1,300 feet from the impact site, indicating the aircraft shed them in flight.

February 13, 2007 - 10:07am

Shipments of general aviation aircraft last year increased significantly over 2005, resulting in another record high in billings and an all-time high in business jet deliveries.

 

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