Aviation International News » December 2009

November 23, 2009 - 5:41am

The FAA will begin testing digital Notam distribution in January at Southern California Tracon and ATC towers in Amarillo, Texas; Boise, Idaho; Denver; and Tallahassee, Fla. “Digital Notams should reduce human error; allow more timely and accurate distribution of information; standardize content, policy and procedures; and balance diverse customer needs,” said the FAA.

November 23, 2009 - 5:40am

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) last month released the final report on the landing accident of a Bombardier Global 5000 in Fox Harbour, Nova Scotia, on Nov. 11, 2007. Ten people were injured after the Global touched down short of the 4,885-foot runway.

November 23, 2009 - 5:37am

Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its aviation subcommittee, including Republican leaders Reps.

November 23, 2009 - 5:35am

New FAA regulations took effect last month to separate air traffic in the Hudson River VFR corridor on the west side of Manhattan. These regulations are a result of the August 8 midair between a Piper Lance and a tour helicopter.

November 23, 2009 - 5:33am

Business aircraft activity in October climbed 5.14 percent over September, according to Aviation Research Group/U.S. (ARG/US), and was 2.5 percent higher than October 2008. Turboprop activity led the field, with an improvement of 9.1 percent. Part 91 operations climbed the most overall at 5.9 percent, and Part 135 operations saw a 0.7-percent increase. All-aircraft fractional operations declined by 5.9 percent.