According to Brian Finnegan, president of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA), the two-year IA renewal increases technician flexibility and reduces cost.
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September 25 is the effective date for an AD aimed at owners of the Sandel ST3400 terrain awareness and warning system/radio magnetic indicator (TAWS/RMI). The directive (AD 2006-16-18) was prompted by a report of in-flight bearing error caused by input signal fault and software error. Operators are required to install new software and placard the unit until the upgrade is installed.
The comment period was delayed from August 14 to October 12 on proposed changes to U.S. Customs requirements for air carriers, including Part 135 air-taxi operators, to transmit passenger manifests on international flights. Operators would have to submit complete international passenger manifests at least 60 minutes before departure for flights both inbound to and outbound from the U.S.
Charter Operations Specifications A008, which is to replace Notice 8400.83 issued last June, might be published this month. The guidelines, originally set to be available by the end of last month, clarify the agency’s policy on aircarrier operational control, wet leasing of charter aircraft, charter broker relationships and the use of “fictitious” business names, specifically DBAs (doing business as).
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