Regulations and Government
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Manufacterer fails to name certain intermediaries in export credit applications
The Senate bill has a mixed reaction from industry.
Aircraft pilots, ATC personnel and others reported 583 possible hazardsor encounters with UASs in U.S. airspace between August 22 and January 31.
Previous FAA standards for tower lighting allowed white and red steady-burning lights, the latter of which was found to attracts migratory birds.
The agency has always interpreted the existing smoking ban to prohibit e-cigarettes, but new rule explicity codifies this.
The bill also rejects privatizing the air traffic control system, which NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen termed as a “risky scheme."
This extension will give the House and Senate time to reach agreement on a long-term FAA reauthorization bill.
Congress is working to wrap up a short-term extension of FAA operating authority as the more comprehensive Senate bill progresses.
Nigerian officials promised action at the Nigerian Business Aviation Conference in Lagos.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection preclearance facility opened in January 2014 despite opposition by U.S. airline industry groups.