Regulations and Government
News about bills, laws, regulations and other governmental decisions affecting aviation and aerospace. Topics include FAA re-authorizations, taxes on fuel and aviation activities, environmental legislation, ICAO decisions, governmental mediation of labor conflicts and World Trade Organization disputes and decisions.
Changes to Flight Standards are designed to foster “efficiency and agility.”
Robert Sumwalt brings a business aviation background to his role as NTSB chairman, while like his predecessor, Pekoske is a former top Coast Guard officer.
Action stems from NTSB safety recommendation outlined in its final report of the GIV that crashed on takeoff from Massachusett’s Bedford-Hanscom Field.
A study released earlier this year found that Medicare covered just 59 percent of the typical cost of air medical transport.
ADS-B OUT avionics will be required for all aircraft, including helicopters, flying in controlled U.S. airspace on Jan. 1, 2020.
The House exited for August recess without taking action on the comprehensive bill and leaving just 12 days in September to get something passed.
Huerta made his appeal for ADS-B equipage and incentives in a speech focusing on FAA, industry partnership.
The InFO was prompted by a Hawker 800A that crashed while attempting a go-around more than 17 seconds after touchdown on a 5,500-foot runway.
One key area of concern was the “unrealistically short” time frame proposed for the regulation to go into effect for on-demand charter operators.
Northern Colorado Regional Airport chosen as the test facility because of its traffic volume and the wide mix of aircraft types operating at the airport.