The FAA is scheduled tomorrow to officially release a notice that extends to June 6 next year the compliance deadline for the new second-in-command type rating requirements. The rule, published August 4, had an original deadline of September 6.
AINalerts » September 8, 2005
Even though weather-related accidents are not frequent, they account for a large number of aviation fatalities. According to the NTSB, only 6 percent of general aviation accidents are weather-related but they account for more than 25 percent of all GA fatalities annually. NTSB investigators collected data from 72 GA accidents that occurred between August 2003 and April 2004.
Since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised spill prevention, control and countermeasures (SPCC) regulations in 2002, regional inspectors have been taking a closer look at containment for refueling trucks.
Accident investigators have determined that Tunisian mechanics replaced a faulty fuel gauge in the ATR 72 that crashed off the northeast coast of Sicily on August 6 with the wrong model, a mistake that apparently led the doomed airplane’s pilots to upload less fuel than they needed to complete their trip from Bari, Italy, to Djerba, Tunisia.
Bombardier disclosed yesterday that “effective immediately” Pierre Beaudoin, son of Bombardier chairman and CEO Laurent Beaudoin, would replace Peter Edwards as president of Bombardier Business Aircraft. The Montreal-based company declined to comment on what precipitated the sudden change at the top, with a spokesman saying only that Edwards, 49, “stepped down and left the company to pursue other interests.” On Feb.