Civil aviation

March 25, 2008 - 6:19am

Demonstrating environmental responsibility while remaining operationally viable is the biggest challenge facing business aviation, according to the British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA). But along with its European colleagues, the UK industry also faces potential difficulties with new security requirements covering border controls and the prospect of wider powers for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

January 30, 2008 - 10:14am

Foreign business aircraft operators are enjoying somewhat easier access to Chinese airspace, at least between the country’s major cities. Over the past 12 months, the management of airspace between the capital, Beijing, and the major east coast business cities of Shanghai and Guangzhou has been transferred from military to civil controllers and this has roughly halved the amount of time needed to get airways slots.

January 30, 2008 - 10:14am

Foreign business aircraft operators are enjoying somewhat easier access to Chinese airspace, at least between the country’s major cities. Over the past 12 months, the management of airspace between the capital, Beijing, and the major east coast business cities of Shanghai and Guangzhou has been transferred from military to civil controllers and this has roughly halved the amount of time needed to get airways slots.

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 27, 2007 - 11:39am

General aviation groups got in under the wire last month in commenting on proposed new rules for general aviation aircraft traversing U.S. border crossings. Most of their concerns are centered on how aircraft operators should submit manifest information.

December 17, 2007 - 6:21am

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has ruled out introducing taxes on jet fuel for commercial operators for at least three years. In a hard-fought deal struck at the close of the organization’s assembly on October 8, ICAO delegates agreed that no fuel taxes or charges can take effect before its next triennial assembly in the fall of 2007.

December 14, 2007 - 10:29am

AvCard, a fuel contract credit card company with about 30,000 cardholders, is branching into the international handling and flight-planning market. In addition to basic trip planning, AvCard will offer ATC and ICAO flight-plan filing, overflight and landing permits, weather reports, notams, flight following, hotel arrangements and security services.

December 7, 2007 - 8:32am

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has introduced a proposal to extend the scope of its regulatory activities to include “air operation, aircrew licensing and operations of third-party aircraft.” The change requires amending Regulation (EC) No. 1592/2002 of the European Parliament and of the council establishing EASA, so in December the EASA proposed such an amendment.

December 7, 2007 - 8:25am

Of 19 fatal accidents involving Part 135 jet operators from 1999 to the end of last year, 13 befell flights flown under FAR Part 91–that is, without paying passengers on board. That’s more than 68 percent. There have been only six fatal jet accidents involving paying passengers in the past six years–including air ambulance operators (but not including EMS helicopters).

November 30, 2007 - 8:01am

The German Airworthiness Authority has certified Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) as a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO+) as referred to in Part-M Section A Subpart G.

 
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