NOTAM

February 17, 2008 - 10:21pm

Rockwell Collins (Stand No. P65) announced that a supplemental type certificate for its Pro Line 21 Integrated display system on King Air 200 aircraft with an SPZ 200 autopilot is now available to dealers. Superior Aircraft Maintenance of Medford, Oregon, completed the installation. The Pro Line 21 King Air installation integrates with the aircraft’s existing autopilot and sensors.

February 8, 2008 - 10:04am

The FAA formally signed Notam Order 7930.2, according to the NBAA, “enabling the first phase of Notam realignment to proceed.” As of January 28, civil local notams were reclassified as “D Notams” that are stored, numbered and distributed throughout the U.S. Notam system, NBAA explained. “These notams will be input with keywords at the beginning of each to aid in parsing and classifying the data.”

February 8, 2008 - 10:04am

The FAA formally signed Notam Order 7930.2, according to the NBAA, “enabling the first phase of Notam realignment to proceed.” As of January 28, civil local notams were reclassified as “D Notams” that are stored, numbered and distributed throughout the U.S. Notam system, NBAA explained. “These notams will be input with keywords at the beginning of each to aid in parsing and classifying the data.”

January 16, 2008 - 10:54am

In what has been the biggest flurry of notams, TFR issuances and general uncertainty since 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) have issued the first of what could become a blizzard of aviation-related paperwork resulting from the war in Iraq.

December 19, 2007 - 1:24pm

There are many ways to gain access to information about airports and the services available there. Ac-U-Kwik’s printed pilot guides– and later its Web site–have traditionally been considered among the best. Now the company has refined and expanded its Web site (www.acukwik.com). Not only has more information been added, but now Ac-U-Kwik has sharpened its focus on international operations.

December 18, 2007 - 7:10am

Danish software house Air Support has rebuilt its Preflight Planning System (PPS) to run on a Windows-based menu system. The change means that the program can interface more readily with any related flight-planning software or services, such as the runway analysis data system from the Aircraft Performance Group from Castle Rock, Colo. The latest version of PPS will also be compatible with Microsoft’s new Longhorn system.

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 3, 2007 - 9:37am

Hawker Beechcraft King Air A100, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Jan. 5, 2006–The North Country Aviation EMS King Air was substantially damaged when it veered off the slush- and snow-covered Runway 32 at Sault Ste. Marie Municipal/Sanderson Field Airport (ANJ) and hit a snowbank.

November 27, 2007 - 6:43am

There is general agreement that the FAA’s Notice to Airmen (notam) system is a conduit for often confusing information of marginal value and hopelessly wedded to outdated technology. Funding to fix problems with the notam system, however, recently came through for the FAA’s notam office and changes are already under way.

November 14, 2007 - 9:15am

Oliver Hessel, the former operations manager with Munich, Germany FBO MTM Aviation, has formed a new flight-support company called Air Ops International. The new firm will specialize in supporting corporate and general aviation operations and will also be based at Munich International Airport.

 
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