Air Security International reported today that last week two business aircraft went missing shortly after departing from Arturo Michelena International Airport in Valencia, Venezuela. The first aircraft, a Gulfstream GI–registration YV-903-CP–disappeared February 12 and the second, a King Air 200, departed “without proper authorization” on February 15. FAA records show the King Air 200 as being exported to Venezuala and having its U.S.
AINalerts » February 21, 2006
A number of changes to service charges proposed by Nav Canada will not go into effect as planned on March 1. Nav Canada, the private corporation that provides the country’s air navigation and ATC services said, “More time is needed to consider the comments and suggestions made in submissions received from stakeholders during the consultations period,” which ended on February 10.
The deadline has been extended to October next year for FBOs and others who operate fueling facilities and fueling trucks to meet new spill prevention, control and containment (SPCC) rules. The former deadline was April 18 this year. Under the new requirements, a facility must make any necessary amendments to its SPCC plan, and implement it, on or before Oct. 31, 2007.
Beginning March 1, aircraft purchasers, sellers and lenders in the U.S. will be required to comply with the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Aircraft Protocol. Covered under the treaty are airplanes certified with eight or more total seats and helicopters certified with at least five seats and with engines rated at 550 horsepower or more.
Part 91 operators who have been renewing their FAA letters of authorization (LOAs) permitting operations in RVSM airspace no longer need to do so under a new system in effect since February 6. The FAA automated operations safety system is now issuing all Part 91 LOAs, approvals that stay in effect as long as the information contained in the LOA remains valid. In the past, LOAs had remained valid for two years.