It has been little more than a century since mankind figured out how birds do it and applied that knowledge to slipping the surly bonds. Ever since, we have been relying on the airfoil shape of a bird’s wing to shed gravity’s shackles and enter the sky on wings of our own.
The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) last month issued its final rule on the electronic filing of commercial aircraft passenger and crew manifests, including changes to the advance passenger information system (APIS).
Early last month Piper delivered the 200th Malibu Meridian since the turboprop single entered service in November 2000. Piper also announced that a three-screen Avidyne FlightMax Entegra will become the standard avionics system on the Meridian.
Reporting last month on its results for the fiscal year that ended January 31, Bombardier saw a strong year-over-year recovery in its business jet segment. The company said business jet orders were up 69 percent, while deliveries climbed 44 percent.
All U.S.-registered Cessna 208 Caravans are covered by a new AD, the result of several accidents during operations in icing conditions, including six accidents in the previous two icing seasons and nine events in the past few months.
The Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) helping the FAA revise the Part 125/135 rulebook has essentially completed its work, but it is continuing to fine-tune some wording before it turns its recommendations over to the FAA for review before the agency issues a notice of proposed rulemaking.
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