Civil aviation authorities

February 8, 2008 - 9:25am

The age-60 rule for U.S. commercial pilots has been changed to age 65, which will allow the U.S. to be consistent with most of the aviation world. It will also help, in the short term, to mitigate the manpower problems facing commercial aviation. Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy solution for the shortfall of certified maintenance personnel, as many of them already work past age 65.

February 6, 2008 - 10:36am

The FAA has told NATA that the agency has completed special emphasis inspections for about 60 percent of all Part 135 certificate holders. The agency is conducting these inspections to determine compliance with operational control requirements specified in OpSpec A008.

February 6, 2008 - 10:36am

The FAA has told NATA that the agency has completed special emphasis inspections for about 60 percent of all Part 135 certificate holders. The agency is conducting these inspections to determine compliance with operational control requirements specified in OpSpec A008.

January 21, 2008 - 10:43am

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will start assuming its responsibilities in September, though it may well take at least until 2008 for it to complete the process of replacing the existing Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA).

January 21, 2008 - 10:43am

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will start assuming its responsibilities in September, though it may well take at least until 2008 for it to complete the process of replacing the existing Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA).

January 18, 2008 - 6:52am

The FAA granted a request from four trade associations to delay the compliance date of new repair station rules. The agency published the rules on Aug. 6, 2001, with an initial effective date of April 6, 2003.

January 18, 2008 - 6:52am

The FAA granted a request from four trade associations to delay the compliance date of new repair station rules. The agency published the rules on Aug. 6, 2001, with an initial effective date of April 6, 2003.

January 11, 2008 - 10:36am

The structure of the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) will undergo a major overhaul as Minister for Transport and Regional Development John Anderson, who reports to the Parliament for its administration, responds to constant pressure from the aviation industry to improve the agency. However, the Australian industry is waiting to be convinced the new CASA structure will make it more efficient and accountable.

January 4, 2008 - 5:53am

Former General Aviation Manufacturers Association president Ed Stimpson, now U.S. ambassador to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), warned that a “fundamental philosophical difference” between the U.S. and Europe over how to reduce aviation emissions will present a major challenge to U.S. representatives in the coming months.

December 17, 2007 - 9:03am

In a recent speech on global harmonization, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey summed up the universal reaction to China’s booming aviation industry: “The world is watching.”

 
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