The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded General Dynamics Aviation Services’ maintenance center in Westfield, Mass., its “Star” status. It is the highest level of recognition in the administration’s voluntary protection program.
All holders of Part 135 certificates would be required to have an FAA-approved training program for handling designated hazardous materials, whether or not they elect to transport these materials, under proposed regulatory changes. The amendments would incorporate guidance now contained in related advisory circulars, which are not mandatory.
The DOT yesterday issued a final rule amending the requirements for the transportation of hazardous materials by aircraft.
One of the greatest concerns for any maintenance operation, the potential problems associated with a hazardous material spill, has become a little less worrisome thanks to the National Air Transportation Association (NATA).
Dangerous Goods International of Redwood City, Calif., designs training modules and conducts compliance seminars in various cities for regional airlines and air-taxi operators to enable them to meet new hazardous materials regulations. Certificate holders have until February 7 of next year to comply with the new requirements, which apply to both “will carry” and “will not” carry operators.
The DOT last month issued a rule amending the requirements for the transportation of hazardous materials by aircraft. This rule, which goes into effect October 1, clarifies the applicability of DOT Part 175; clarifies the exceptions for certain operator equipment and supplies, special aircraft operations, and passengers and crewmembers; and updates the regulations to comply with security requirements for explosive special permits.