AINalerts » May 26, 2005

July 23, 2007 - 11:22am

A group of current and former airline pilots rallied on Capitol Hill yesterday afternoon to protest the 45-year-old FAA regulation that forces pilots to leave the cockpit once they reach age 60. The group, flanked by Southwest Airlines chairman Herb Kelleher, Jet Blue vice president Robert Land, Sen. James Inhofe (D-Okla.) and Rep. Jim Gibbons (R-Nev.), said that momentum is building in Congress to change the rule.

July 23, 2007 - 11:05am

The Senate last week passed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act (the “Highway Bill”), which authorizes surface transportation spending through fiscal year 2009. The legislation includes two provisions that could affect business aviation if signed into law, according to NBAA.

July 23, 2007 - 10:53am

Holders of the Marquis Jet Card will have new restrictions requiring that they book flights further in advance during peak travel times due to unexpected growth in flying hours by NetJets share owners over the last year, according to NetJets chairman Richard Santulli. Marquis flights are operated under Part 135 by NetJets, or NetJets-approved charter operators, and Marquis owns about 10 percent of the NetJets’ fleet.

July 23, 2007 - 10:41am

The pilot, his wife and another couple aboard Mitsubishi MU-2B N312MA where killed when the twin turboprop crashed moments after taking off from Hillsboro, Ore., on Tuesday evening. The 1973 airplane (S/N 266) has been registered since April to Max Aviation, also of Hillsboro. Information about weather conditions at the time of the accident was not immediately available.

July 23, 2007 - 10:31am

The strict security requirements of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) just-released plan to reopen Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to general aviation in about 90 days might prove to be so expensive and complicated that some operators could be discouraged from using the airport. DCA has been closed to GA since 9/11.

 

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