Environment

October 2, 2007 - 11:13am

Eurocontrol has now admitted to Cessna that the Citation 560 was mistakenly included on a list of nine aircraft that were found not to have met “group” height-keeping requirements for reduced vertical separation minimums (RVSM). The European air traffic control agency told the U.S. airframer that the problem was due to a measurement error on its part.

September 27, 2007 - 6:43am

Eurocopter AS 350B2, Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 16, 2007–The door of the Northstar Trekking AS 350 opened on takeoff from Juneau International  and the helicopter made a hard landing. Damage to the helicopter was reported as substantial. The pilot and five passengers were not injured.

September 27, 2007 - 6:35am

The European Parliament and Council of the European Union are debating the inclusion of aviation in Europe’s Emissions Trading Scheme (a so-called “cap and trade” system for CO2 emissions) under the European Community’s “co-decision process.” Key votes are due this month from the transport and environment committees of the Parliament, before a plenary session next month potentially sets its final form in concrete if the two Community instituti

September 27, 2007 - 6:33am

Delegates from Europe’s regional airlines are “delighted” to be returning to the Greek capital Athens this month for their annual general assembly because of the city’s great success as a previous venue, according to Mike Ambrose, director-general of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA).

September 26, 2007 - 3:19pm

New 406-MHz emergency locator transmitters (ELT) from Emergency Beacon Corp. are at the New Rochelle, N.Y. company’s booth (No. 4074). Anticipating the February 2009 switch of search-and-rescue signal processing from 121.5 MHz to 406 MHz, Emergency Beacon is offering ELTs for both cabin/cockpit and aircraft tail installation.

September 26, 2007 - 2:58pm

Total Aircraft Services (Booth No. 6151) of Van Nuys, Calif., has completed a radar pod for a Gulfstream III operated by NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. An Earth Science Capabilities Demonstration project, the unmanned air vehicle synthetic aperture radar (UAVSAR) is jointly supported by NASA-Dryden and NASA-Jet–Propulsion Laboratory.

September 26, 2007 - 11:35am

The FAA has issued a final decision for redesigning the New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia metropolitan airspace, but it is likely that airport neighbors will challenge the plan on the grounds that the new routings increase noise.

September 26, 2007 - 11:26am

The Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorological Service and Supporting Research, in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,

September 26, 2007 - 10:18am

The NTSB has recommended that the FAA require the air data sensor heating system to activate automatically after engine start in new airplanes certified under Part 25. The recommendation comes in response to two similar events, one in 2002 and one in 2005, in which two Boeing 717-200s experienced gains and losses of altitude and erroneous airspeed indications in flight.

September 26, 2007 - 9:45am

The FAA has published two revised Advisory Circulars for airports. AC 150/5200-30B is designed to help airports develop snow- and ice-control plans, conduct and report on runway-friction surveys and establish snow-removal and -control procedures. For airports with wildlife problems, AC 150/5200-33B can help identify areas of airport land that animals find hospitable and suggest ways of keeping wildlife away from the airport.

 
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