A report to Congress by the Transportation Department inspector general found that the FAA’s reported rate of training failures among newly hired air traffic controllers is not accurate because the agency does not track failures among new controllers separately; the current rate will likely increase as the FAA hires more new controllers between Fiscal Years 2009 and 2017; the FAA does not have a uniform definition of training failures and oth
AINalerts » June 25, 2009
France’s Dassault Aviation has signed an agreement with three out of four unions for a part-time working arrangement planned from September to February next year. Unlike most actions taken by business aircraft manufacturers since the beginning of the crisis last September, this one, affecting 3,000 employees, will have a limited impact on salaries.
The FAA has acknowledged that the application by the Burbank Glendale Pasadena Airport Authority (BGPAA) to establish a nighttime noise curfew for Stage 3 aircraft at Bob Hope Airport in Southern California is complete.
One key benefit of the future GPS III satellites that the DOD plans to launch in 2014 is that they will transmit a second civil aviation signal, called L-5, that new receivers will compare with today’s L-1 civil signals to eliminate ionospheric interference, the last major cause of GPS errors.
Rolls-Royce yesterday received EASA certification for its 16,000-pound-thrust BR725 engine. Similar approval from the FAA is expected soon. The launch platform for the new powerplant is the Gulfstream G650, which is scheduled to fly by year-end. “The BR725 development program has progressed extremely quickly and efficiently with a clear focus on technology and delivering key milestones.