The FAA said it is not going to act on nearly half of all comments submitted during a standard regulatory review that began in February 2004. By executive order, the agency is required to conduct a regular review of all regulations to ensure they are current and necessary. Almost 100 comments were submitted with regards to the review and on Tuesday the agency said it is declining to act on 47 of them.
AINalerts » June 28, 2007
NATA president James Coyne expressed support for OpSpec A008 this morning at the first annual NATA air charter summit in Leesburg, Va. “We need safety standards for the whole industry,” he said.
Recent news reports from Taiwan suggesting that the Taiwanese government is unwilling to continue funding Sino Swearingen Aircraft’s SJ30 program are not accurate, according to Hamish Harding, chairman of the UK’s Action Aviation, which has 159 SJ30s on order.
The House of Representatives issued its long-anticipated version of the FAA reauthorization bill last night, and user fees are not included. In lieu of user fees, however, the bill allows the FAA to raise fuel taxes a few cents per gallon and to charge a variety of miscellaneous fees, such as $130 to register an aircraft, $50 for an airman certificate and $45 for a medical certificate.
Cirrus unveiled the mock-up of its long-awaited “personal jet” this afternoon at company headquarters in Duluth, Minn. While no firm price or performance numbers were given, Cirrus vice chairman Alan Klapmeier said his goals for the single-engine jet are simple systems, pleasant handling, good short-field performance, a top speed of 300 knots, a range of 1,000 nm and a price in the $1 million range.