Today is the deadline for comments on a DOT advance notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) seeking input on a 2006 NTSB recommendation calling for air taxis to be required to disclose to customers operational control information, including the name of any brokers involved. The recommendation stems from the Safety Board’s investigation into the crash of a Challenger at Montrose, Colo., on Nov. 28, 2004.
AINalerts » March 27, 2007
A report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) and testimony from the DOT Inspector General released last week show that some agencies of the government remain mixed on the necessity of user fees and how or if they should be implemented.
In a program that started more than 10 years ago, the FAA is now in the final stages of its northeast airspace redesign project, which involves “a wholesale restructuring” of the cruising, departure and arrival routes and procedures in more than 31,000 sq mi of airspace encompassing 21 major airports in five states. The purpose of the redesign is to improve air traffic efficiency and reduce delays, particularly at LGA, EWR, JFK and PHL.
Lingering uncertainty about whether cellphone calls placed by airline passengers would cause interference with the cell system on the ground has prompted the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to drop a longstanding proposal to relax the current ban.
Raytheon yesterday announced it completed the sale of its wholly owned Raytheon Aircraft subsidiary to Hawker Beechcraft, a new privately held company formed by GS Capital Partners (an affiliate of Goldman Sachs) and Onex Partners, for approximately $3.3 billion in cash.