The FAA recently issued Advisory Circular 120-91 “Airport Obstacle Analysis” for Part 121 and Part 135 commuter operators, to help them analyze takeoff procedures and allowable weights to guarantee adequate vertical and lateral obstacle clearance during one-engine-inoperative departures.
According to the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS), pilots might expect to receive priority handling after telling ATC they have “minimum fuel,” but ATC is actually under no obligation to provide priority handling unless the pilot declares a “fuel emergency.” A recent ASRS report underscor
Changes to the FAA’s investigative and enforcement procedures (FAR Part 13) including inflation adjustments to civil monetary penalties–became effective June 15. The adjustments typically do not exceed 2 percent. The rule also includes references to additional and revised statutes.
The HondaJet will make an encore appearance at this month’s EAA AirVenture, July 24 to 30 in Oshkosh, Wis. Last year, the very light jet spent just a few hours at AirVenture, but this time Honda will display the jet for the duration of the show.
Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, a long-time advocate for general aviation and the lone Democrat in President Bush’s Cabinet, shocked and saddened the transportation industry when he announced his resignation June 20.
The Homeland Security Inspector General reported last month that the airlines are underpaying the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) an estimated $14.5 million in passenger security fees every year.
With the FAA planning to consolidate major ATC facilities and its regional offices, Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), chairman of the House aviation subcommittee, believes it may take a Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC)-type process to override congressional recalcitrance.
AINonline is a publication of The Convention News Co., Inc., 214 Franklin Avenue, Midland Park, NJ 07432. Copyright 2013. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission from The Convention News Co., Inc., is strictly prohibited. The Convention News Co., Inc., publishes Aviation International News, AINalerts, AIN Defense Perspective, AIN Air Transport Perspective, AINmxReports, Business Jet Traveler, BJTwaypoints, Dubai Airshow News, EBACE Convention News, Farnborough Airshow News, HAI Convention News, LABACE Convention News, MEBA Convention News, NBAA Convention News, Paris Airshow News, Singapore Airshow News, iPhone Apps: AINonline · BJTonline
Login | Register