Civil aviation authorities

February 21, 2012 - 2:00pm

Hubbard Aviation Technologies will conduct a European airport tour in the runup to Ebace 2012. The St. Paul, Minn.-based company said it will offer demo flights at four leading European airports on a Gulfstream III outfitted with Hubbard Aviation Technologies’ QS3 Noise Suppression System. The noise-suppression system, which does not impose any operating restrictions, is approved by the FAA and EASA to meet Stage 3/Chapter 3 noise standards.

February 15, 2012 - 12:30pm

Members of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (Arsa) are breathing a sigh of relief now that lawmakers and the president have finally passed long-term FAA reauthorization legislation. The House and Senate have approved the FAA Modernization & Reform Act recently and President Obama signed it yesterday.

February 15, 2012 - 12:05pm

The Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) has given Chromalloy’s Windsor, Conn. engine component repair station Approved Organization Exposition certification. The AOE certificate allows Chromalloy to provide component repairs, including FAA-approved designated engineering representative (DER) repairs.

The certificates were issued in accordance with the 2009 Japan Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA).

February 14, 2012 - 2:30am

Mumbai-based Air Works India Engineering’s Delhi facility has become the first independent general aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organization in India to be awarded Part 145 approval covering for general aviation aircraft from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

February 13, 2012 - 8:30am

Mumbai-based Air Works India Engineering’s Delhi facility has become the first independent general aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organization in India to be awarded Part 145 approval covering for general aviation aircraft from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

February 2, 2012 - 10:03pm
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Passage of long-delayed FAA reauthorization legislation appeared imminent after U.S. House and Senate negotiators compromised January 31 on a four-year, $63 billion bill to fund the agency through Fiscal Year 2015.

January 25, 2012 - 2:30pm

A federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court of Jacksonville, Fla., has indicted Franklin Williams and Stacy Willis on three counts of fraud involving aircraft and space vehicle parts in interstate commerce and one count of smuggling goods from the U.S. The aircraft, a Piper PA-32R-301T, was damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and written off as a total loss. According to the indictment, an unidentified Brazilian national purchased the Piper from a salvage company in 2008 and arranged for Williams have it exported to Brazil.

January 18, 2012 - 2:10pm

The FAA is seeking new members to join the new Commercial Air Tour Voluntary Accreditation Program Working Group, which will address an FAA assignment to the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (Arac) regarding air tour operator maintenance programs. A previous group, the Commercial Air Tours Maintenance Working Group, had recommended that Part 91 and 135 tour operators flying aircraft with nine or fewer passenger seats develop a voluntary accreditation program that would be used for operators to maintain their aircraft under a continuous airworthiness maintenance program (Camp).

January 4, 2012 - 5:10am

The FAA has proposed levying a $777,000 fine against Seattle-based Horizon Air for allegedly operating 32 Bombardier Q400s on 49,870 flights while the airplanes didn’t comply with FARs. The FAA alleges Horizon installed new external lighting systems on the aircraft, but did not conduct required tests for radio frequency and electromagnetic interference before returning the aircraft to service. Horizon operated the aircraft between Oct. 19, 2009 and Mar. 17, 2010, before the FAA discovered the compliance problems during routine surveillance.

December 7, 2011 - 2:51pm

In a letter to the U.S. House and Senate leadership, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) said the uncertainty created by Congress’ failure to pass a new, multiyear reauthorization bill for the FAA is wreaking havoc on the aviation industry and undermining the competitivene

 
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