Federal Aviation Administration

December 8, 2006 - 9:36am

Repair station operators have a new option when considering ways to meet the new FAA training requirements. Avstar Media of Addison, Texas, has released a computer-based training program to assist FAA-certified repair stations with the initial and recurrent training requirements set forth in the latest revision of 14 CFR Part 145.

December 7, 2006 - 10:33am

The FAA aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) on the age-60 retirement issue had not completed its work at press time, but the new International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) amendment to raise the mandatory retirement age to 65 in multi-pilot crews when one crewmember is less than 60 took effect on November 23.

December 7, 2006 - 4:41am

Balancing available technology with the inevitable shifts in what governments will spend to achieve incremental gains, it’s tough to say what the air traffic management (ATM) environment of tomorrow will look like. Weren’t we all supposed to be living in a Free Flight utopia by now?

December 6, 2006 - 11:26am

At the AOPA Convention in Palm Springs, Calif., last month, the specter of user fees cast its long shadow over operators and potential operators of the new small jets. At the opening general session a lineup of aviation heavyweights voiced their views on user fees. Tom Poberezny, president of EAA, summed it up best when he said, “They [the airlines] want to control more and pay less.”

December 6, 2006 - 11:23am

While speakers at the Air Traffic Control Association’s annual convention in Washington in October discussed a wide range of ATC technologies, both current and future, several presentations touched on a common underlying theme: where will the money come from?

December 6, 2006 - 10:45am

While the NTSB ruled that the chartered Challenger 600 that overran a runway at Teterboro Airport (TEB) on Feb. 2, 2005, was loaded improperly, the accident also shone a spotlight on the murky issue of operational control of such flights.

December 6, 2006 - 10:38am

Landmark Aviation received FAA approval for a mod to increase rudder control authority of Falcon 50s equipped with Rockwell Collins APS-85 autopilots or Pro Line 21 avionics.

December 6, 2006 - 9:45am

The FAA has adopted its four-year-old proposed rule to revise simulator and flight training device (FTD) requirements and consolidate them into a new FAR Part 60.  The new rule, which has been under discussion for more than four years, is slated to go into effect next October and gives those affected until 2013 to be in full compliance.

December 6, 2006 - 9:38am

The FAA introduced another online information-dissemination vehicle on October 30, this one called Information for Operators (InFO). An InFO provides commercial operators information “that should help them meet certain administrative, regulatory or operational requirements with relatively low urgency or impact on safety,” the FAA explained.

December 6, 2006 - 9:35am

The FAA introduced another online information-dissemination vehicle on October 30, this one called Information for Operators (InFO). An InFO provides commercial operators information “that should help them meet certain administrative, regulatory or operational requirements with relatively low urgency or impact on safety,” the FAA explained.

 
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