The House Appropriations Committee has added a directive to a report on FAA funding for Fiscal Year 2005 that would require the agency to ensure that pilots continue to get the best possible flight briefing and en route information services without user fees.
Although child restraints on airplanes have been on the NTSB’s list of most wanted safety improvements for almost a decade, the agency last month reclassified the FAA’s response–or lack thereof–to the recommendation from “open-acceptable action” to “open-unacceptable response.”
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) assembly is expected to take action later this month on legal guidance for member states to protect safety-data- collection systems while allowing for proper administration of justice.
Contrary to a popular misconception, most aircraft accidents are survivable. This fact has been documented by the NTSB, which analyzed Part 121 accidents in the U.S. between 1983 and 2000 involving at least one fatality or serious injury in which aircraft were substantially damaged.
Bigger is the latest goal for the interior refurbishment department at Jet Aviation’s West Palm Beach, Fla. facility. The company has announced it received FAA approval for repair-station requirements that will allow for interior refurbishment work on BBJ-size aircraft and larger.
StarPort USA, the Sanford, Fla., FBO launched in 1995, has survived a bankruptcy and a recession, and with an eye on the slowly improving economy has launched a new completion and refurbishment center.
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