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December 28, 2010 - 10:45am

The FAA has issued a Notice of Proposed Policy intended to clarify the definition of “actively engaged” for purposes of issuing and renewing the A&P Inspection Authorization. The proposal, which was published in the Federal Register on Nov. 5, 2010, would amend the aviation safety inspector guidance found in the Flight Standards Information Management System, FAA Order 8900.1.

December 6, 2010 - 12:22am

For Middle Eastern aircraft operators that make even a handful of short flights into European airspace, there's no escaping the countdown to the European Union's contentious emissions trading scheme (ETS). The carbon credits scheme goes into full effect just over a year from now on Jan.

November 30, 2010 - 11:00am

In comments submitted to the FAA regarding the proposed flight-duty and rest requirements for Part 121 operators, both NBAA and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) question the agency’s apparent intent to apply these requirements for Part 121 operations to Part 135 charter operations. The alphabet groups warned that a “one size fits all” regulatory approach to pilot fatigue rules for Part 121 and 135 will simply not work.

November 30, 2010 - 7:06am

Gulfstream International Group, the parent company of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based ­Gulfstream International Airlines, entered Chapter 11 ­bankruptcy protection last month in an effort to restructure its debt and secure long-term ­financing. ­Gulfstream said it has arranged for up to $5 million in debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing from Chicago-based ­Victory Park Capital Advisors and that it ­anticipates no effect on its flight schedules.

November 30, 2010 - 3:55am

As of November 18, Bermuda is requiring all foreign operators of business aircraft with an mtow of more than 12,500 pounds to have a safety management system (SMS) and meet other requirements under ICAO Annex 6.2.3.

November 30, 2010 - 3:47am

The FAA last month announced a proposed rule that would require all U.S. pilot certificates to include a photo of the certificate holder. Under the proposal, pilots would obtain a new photo certificate valid for eight years, after which they would need to update their photo and obtain a new certificate.

November 29, 2010 - 10:35am

A six-year-old Australian law that requires international operators of jet aircraft exceeding 12,500 pounds mtow to have a Transport Security Program (TSP) recently received new attention from NBAA. Australia’s Aviation Transport Security Act stipulates a penalty of more than Aus $20,000 if an operator, which includes charter and some privately flown jets, flies in “air service” without a TSP.

November 29, 2010 - 9:48am

While the FAA has filed a “difference” explaining that it does not have a formal safety management system (SMS) rule for aircraft operators, despite the ICAO November 18 deadline that is now passed, it is in the process of SMS rulemaking.

November 29, 2010 - 9:17am

With the comment period on a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on flight-, duty- and rest-time requirements for Part 121 flight crews closing on November 15, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) expressed concern that the FAA plans eventually to expand the regulations to encompass Part 135 on-demand operations.

November 18, 2010 - 10:40am

Starting today, Bermuda is requiring all foreign operators of business aircraft with an mtow of more than 12,500 pounds to have a safety management system (SMS) and meet other requirements under ICAO Annex 6.2.3. For U.S.

 
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