The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has been split by a major disagreement over what operating rules should apply to fractional ownership in Europe.
Aviation International News » February 2006
The European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) has deferred a decision on proposed security arrangements for fractional-ownership flights operating into Europe. The Paris-based organization discussed the issue at a meeting on December 7 and 8, but a spokesperson reported that ECAC has not yet reached a final decision.
AirCare’s Facts safety training company is now basing a mobile emergency procedures cockpit/cabin simulator at Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. The simulator can be scheduled for on-site training at flight departments throughout the Southeast.
Gulfstream received certification from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), formerly the USSR, for the G550, G500, G450 and G350. These type certificates enable the four models to be registered and operated within all CIS countries, including Russia.
The FAA awarded FlightSafety International’s new Farnborough, England training center a Part 142 certificate, allowing crews to complete FAA-approved training at the UK facility. For pilots from outside the U.S., this provides a way to avoid the considerable inconvenience and delays associated with U.S. immigration procedures.
Corporate Aircraft of Fresno, Calif., is selling a $93,600 RVSM installation package for the Conquest 441. The package includes either a Cessna 1000 autopilot STC’d by AeroMech of Everett, Wash., or the Collins APS-65 autopilot (certification pending).
The FAA recently amended Part 121 regulations governing drug and alcohol testing to clarify that “each person who performs a safety-sensitive function for a regulated employer by contract, including by subcontract at any tier, is subject to testing.” Guidance has been conflicting for more than a decade about which contractors were subject to drug and alcohol testing.
A NetJets Citation 560 sustained substantial damage, according to the NTSB, when its right wing contacted Runway 36 during landing at Lakeland Airport in Minocqua-Woodruff, Wis., on January 5. The twinjet subsequently went off the runway and hit a snowbank, but the two pilots and five passengers on board were not injured.
In its January 10 final report on the fatal crash of a Cessna Caravan more than three years ago, the NTSB said there was “no evidence of an in-flight collision or breakup.” The Safety Board modified its factual report, which previously contained language that suggested the possibility of an in-flight collision, perhaps with a nearby FedEx DC-10, before it lost control and crashed on Oct. 23, 2002, killing the sole-occupant pilot.
An Iranian-military Falcon 20 crashed after making a forced landing on a road in Orumiyeh, Iran, last month, killing all 11 aboard, including high-ranking officials in Iran’s revolutionary guard corps. A spokesman for the revolutionary guard blamed bad weather and engine failure for the accident. One report said the aircraft ran out of fuel as the crew was troubleshooting a problem.