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News about bills, laws and regulations affecting aviation and aerospace.

October 7, 2010 - 12:06pm

This morning the FAA announced its long-awaited notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding new equipment and operational and training requirements for the helicopter EMS industry.

September 30, 2010 - 12:25pm

The FAA has concluded that two Boston Air Charter pilots were in violation of the FARs when they took off in their respective Cessna Citations from Norwood Memorial Airport (Mass.) on March 17, during which time the field was closed due to flooding. The pilots face a proposed 30-day suspension of their airman certificates.

September 30, 2010 - 7:19am

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is said to be close to responding to an FAA request that it withdraw a June notice that seeks to impose a total ban on the “certification, manufacture, importation, sale or continued use” of 121.5-MHz emergency locator transmitters.

September 30, 2010 - 6:42am

The NTSB has clarified its runway incursion reporting rule when it comes to helicopters.

September 30, 2010 - 5:43am

The FAA’s Draft Advisory Circular 20-147A released last month provides new guidance to aircraft manufacturers on compliance with regulations covering engine ­induction system icing and engine installation ice requirements. Comments on the draft AC are due by November 1.

September 30, 2010 - 5:22am

The requirement for pilots to be certified fit to fly by a medical doctor is a universal feature of aviation regulatory bodies. The International Civil Aviation Organization sets the standard, which individual states can modify. According to ICAO, “To become a professional pilot or an air traffic controller, an applicant must be in normal good health (including normal hearing, normal vision and normal color perception).”

September 29, 2010 - 5:58am

The FAA has assigned the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) the new task of ­reviewing and submitting recommendations in response to the agency’s intent to “update, reorganize and improve the level of safety of requirements for flammability of materials.” Because the task could result in “a significant change” to the type certification requirements, the FAA is “interested in obtaining international harmonization.” To this end,

September 28, 2010 - 11:41am

The FAA last month proposed new pilot duty-time limitations and rest requirements for Part 121 carriers that stand to alter scheduling practices and hiring needs profoundly across the U.S. airline industry.

September 25, 2010 - 2:21pm

The FAA has issued an NPRM calling for additional testing and possible removal of seats manufactured by Japan’s Koito Industries following a review by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) that uncovered further falsification of testing data.

September 24, 2010 - 9:20am

The FAA has proposed a $4.855 million civil penalty against Evergreen International Airlines of McMinnville, Ore., for its alleged use of improperly or insufficiently trained pilots on 232 revenue flights. 

 
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