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April 5, 2007, 12:44 PM

An FAA draft letter of interpretation seeks public comment by May 3 on the meaning of the term “known icing conditions,” used–but undefined–in the FARs.

April 5, 2007, 11:41 AM

Flight crews and their passengers will be affected by a proposal from the Departments of State and Homeland Security to require a U.S. or foreign passport or other “accepted secure document” when traveling between the U.S. and other countries in the Western Hemisphere. Currently, U.S.

April 5, 2007, 11:38 AM

Following the fatal crashes of a Piper Navajo on September 1 in Bogotá and an MD-82 operated by Colombian carrier West Caribbean Airlines on August 16 in Venezuela, the Colombian Civil Aviation Authority (Aerocivil) ordered the “indefinite suspension” of all general aviation operations at Guaymar

April 5, 2007, 11:30 AM

Last week, representatives from industry associations met with the FAA to discuss new regulations regarding aircraft insulation that they believe pose “a serious threat to continued operation after September 2 of many in-service Part 25 aircraft.” The meeting was called in response to a letter to

April 5, 2007, 11:28 AM

In response to what it referred to as “inaccurate speculation” in the media and elsewhere about the status of fuel supplies in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the FAA said in a statement released Thursday, “We are continuously canvassing airports, airlines, and jet fuel providers to ensure su

April 5, 2007, 11:26 AM

NBAA has selected Orlando, Fla., as the new venue for its 58th Annual Meeting & Convention in November. The convention will take place from Wednesday, November 9 through Friday, November 11, a week earlier than originally planned.

April 5, 2007, 11:19 AM

The FAA is scheduled tomorrow to officially release a notice that extends to June 6 next year the compliance deadline for the new second-in-command type rating requirements. The rule, published August 4, had an original deadline of September 6.

April 5, 2007, 11:18 AM

Even though weather-related accidents are not frequent, they account for a large number of aviation fatalities. According to the NTSB, only 6 percent of general aviation accidents are weather-related but they account for more than 25 percent of all GA fatalities annually.

April 5, 2007, 11:15 AM

Since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised spill prevention, control and countermeasures (SPCC) regulations in 2002, regional inspectors have been taking a closer look at containment for refueling trucks.

April 5, 2007, 11:13 AM

Accident investigators have determined that Tunisian mechanics replaced a faulty fuel gauge in the ATR 72 that crashed off the northeast coast of Sicily on August 6 with the wrong model, a mistake that apparently led the doomed airplane’s pilots to upload less fuel than they needed to complete th

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