Despite the addition of money for aircraft certification to the FAA budget for Fiscal Year 2006, original equipment manufacturers complained to a congressional panel meeting in Wichita that they are at a competitive disadvantage in the global marketplace because of continuing certification delays
Reacting to a pair of landmark NTSB recommendations addressing potential safety vulnerabilities in autopilots, the FAA this month is amending airworthiness standards for automatic flight control systems in transport-category airplanes.
Albert Ueltschi, founder and chairman of FlightSafety International, will receive The Wings Club’s 2006 Distinguished Achievement Award, which honors outstanding accomplishments in the field of aviation and aeronautics.
Gulfstream was the first to add electronic flight bag portable computers to its options list, and now Dassault has followed suit by selecting the PilotView EFB from CMC Electronics as a standard option on the Falcon 2000DX, 2000EX, 900DX and 900EX.
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