Although some operators expressed concern because Bombardier has begun charging sales tax for parts covered under its Smart Parts program, this is a fairly normal requirement, according to tax expert Nel Stubbs, vice president of Conklin & de Decker. “If an aircraft is based in a state that has a sales/use tax,” she explained, “and the part is brought into that state and installed on an aircraft, that state’s tax rules apply.
AINmxReports » April 7, 2010
With passage of the FAA reauthorization legislation growing more likely, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) continues to express concern about the effects of certain provisions on U.S. repair stations.
The FAA issued draft Advisory Circular (AC) 21.93 “Determining the Classification of a Change to Type Design” last year to address the ongoing issue of whether a change to type design falls under the major or minor heading.
Attendees arriving early to participate in the 25th NBAA Maintenance Management Conference golf tournament in San Diego experienced a 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Sunday that caused an evacuation of the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. Shortly after inspectors gave the OK to reopen the building, there was a 5.3-magnitude aftershock, then Monday morning, before the tournament, there was a 5.1-magnitude aftershock.
Yesterday the NTSB held a public meeting to issue the probable cause of a Learjet 60 runway overrun accident on Sept. 19, 2008. Both pilots and two of four passengers were killed when the Learjet, operated by Global Exec Aviation, overran Runway 11 during a rejected takeoff at Columbia Metropolitan Airport in South Carolina. One key issue in the accident was tire pressure.
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