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.
On April 18 Bombardier delivered the first completed Global 5000, a truncated, shorter-range version of the Global Express. The aircraft, certified last year, is now in service with an unidentified corporate operator based in the Middle East.
Preventing helicopter fuel contamination is the topic addressed in a March 24 edition of the FAA’s Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin. According to the bulletin, between 1998 and 2004 there were at least 21 rotorcraft accidents due to fuel contamination.
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