Bombardier Aerospace has approved RCFontana as a training provider to teach technicians how to polish landing light, wingtip, walkway and emergency light lenses. The approval currently covers the Canadair Regional Jet line and should be expanded to the Dash 8 series shortly, according to company founder Ray Fontana.
AINmxReports » August 12, 2009
Jet Aviation Dubai has expanded its service offerings to include base and line maintenance for the Hawker 750/800/800XP/850XP/900XP, Gulfstream G350/G450 and Embraer 135/145 under the company’s EASA approval. In addition, the FAA-approved repair station is also an authorized service center for Boeing 737s (including the BBJ), Cessna Citations, Dassault Falcons, Embraer Legacy, Gulfstreams and Hawkers.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is conducting a survey of regulated aviation businesses affected by the lack of FAA standardization on regulatory interpretations. “We have launched the survey in response to the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) review of inconsistencies in how field inspectors interpret and apply requirements on regulated entities,” Jacqueline Rosser, director of regulatory affairs, told AIN.
The FAA will be publishing Airworthiness Directives (AD) and Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins (SAIB) in electronic format for distribution in lieu of paper copies.
The Department of Transportation has issued a final rule, Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs, that requires direct-observation drug testing for return-to-duty, safety-sensitive transportation industry employees who have already failed or refused to take a urine drug test. The rule takes effect August 31.
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