JDA Aviation Technology Solutions of Bethesda, Md., has partnered with UK-based EQ2 to offer environmental measurement reporting and reduction services.
AINmxReports » April 29, 2009
Australia has changed its aviation regulations to simplify the process of developing Airworthiness Directives (ADs). Under the new system, ADs issued by a foreign aviation authority will be adopted automatically in Australia, and operators will be required to comply with ADs issued by the authority of the state of design of the aircraft.
A report issued by Global Industry Analysts predicts the worldwide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market will reach $55.2 billion by 2015. The recently released report, “Aircraft Maintenance, Repair And Overhaul: A Global Market Report,” suggests the world market for heavy aircraft maintenance is poised to grow at a steady pace through 2015, with engine overhauls expected to expand most rapidly in the Asia-Pacific region.
A recently released FAA proposal would amend FAR Part 34 fuel venting and exhaust emission requirements for turbine-powered airplanes, proposing new, tighter emission standards for engines manufactured after Dec. 31, 2003. Engines that entered production before that date will be grandfathered and exempt from the new standards.
Last week, Dallas television station WFAA-TV ran a two-part news story claiming hundreds of aircraft mechanics might have been improperly certified by FAA-approved testing centers as long ago as the early 1990s. “The FAA now admits 1,300 mechanics’ credentials may be in question,” it stated. Roland Herwig, a spokesman for the FAA, told AIN that the number refers to Tobias Aerospace in San Antonio.
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