AINalerts » March 23, 2006

January 8, 2007 - 7:30am

In FY 2005, there were 327 runway incursions, of which 29 were serious Category A and B incidents, according to the FAA’s regional administrator for the Western-Pacific region. Testifying before Congress earlier this week, Bill Withycombe said that in terms of error types, there were 169 pilot deviations, 105 ATC operational deviations and 53 vehicle/pedestrian deviations.

January 8, 2007 - 7:28am

The comment deadlines for a November 23 notice of proposed rulemaking to incorporate technology to reduce flammability exposure in transport aircraft fuel tanks and a related advisory circular have been extended from March 23 to May 8.

January 8, 2007 - 7:25am

The DOT yesterday issued a final rule amending the requirements for the transportation of hazardous materials by aircraft.

January 8, 2007 - 7:21am

The International Civil Aviation Organization adopted a “standard” to increase the upper age limit for airline pilots to 65, effective November 23. But the measure is limited to two-pilot crews when the other pilot is younger than 60 years of age. An ICAO “standard” is a mandatory minimum requirement and member states must notify ICAO if they are going to impose a more restrictive limit.

January 8, 2007 - 7:16am

Testifying yesterday at a field hearing in Wichita before the House subcommittee on aviation, general aviation manufacturing leaders urged Congress to take a “strong and proactive” role in issues that could negatively affect the GA industry.

 

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