Professional certification

January 17, 2008 - 5:28am

Dassault’s newest business jet, the Falcon 2000EX, last month received FAA certification and JAA approval for certification by its member nations. The approximately $23.5 million Falcon 2000EX is essentially a longer-range, more powerful version of the $21.8 million Falcon 2000, currently Dassault’s best-selling model.؉

January 17, 2008 - 5:24am

Socata’s C2 version of the TBM 700 turboprop single received FAA certification on March 17. The latest version of the six-passenger aircraft was originally due to complete the U.S. approval process last fall. The $2.65 million TBM 700C2 offers a 12-percent increase in mtow and incorporates 20-g seats, strengthened wheels and 10-ply tires.

January 17, 2008 - 5:24am

Socata’s C2 version of the TBM 700 turboprop single received FAA certification on March 17. The latest version of the six-passenger aircraft was originally due to complete the U.S. approval process last fall. The $2.65 million TBM 700C2 offers a 12-percent increase in mtow and incorporates 20-g seats, strengthened wheels and 10-ply tires.

January 11, 2008 - 9:16am

Suppose your aviation medical examiner (AME) gives you the little piece of paper that proclaims to the FAA that you are fit to fly, but the paperwork never reaches the agency’s Aeromedical Certification Branch in Oklahoma City. Are you legal? Are you liable? While certainly not routine, the situation has cropped up more often than one might think.

January 10, 2008 - 11:50am

Imagine the possibilities for improving the smoothness, costs and flexibility of obtaining and maintaining your corporate aircraft operational certification if the nation’s regulatory agency decided to hand over that approval process to a business aviation trade association. It’s hard to imagine the FAA doing this in the U.S, but it is exactly what Transport Canada has done.

January 8, 2008 - 6:42am

Honeywell’s AS907 engine completed certification by Europe’s Joint Aviation Authorities on December 3. The first production turbofans were to be delivered to Bombardier by year-end for installation on its new Challenger 300 (formerly the Continental), which is set to enter service early this year.

January 7, 2008 - 10:07am

Raytheon Aircraft completed preliminary flight tests last month toward reducing the Premier I balanced field length by up to 300 ft. Final flight testing is planned for the second quarter, with completion scheduled for summer. Separately, the data from four individual aircraft that have received RVSM approval is being used to obtain group approval, scheduled to be introduced in production aircraft with Premier No.

January 4, 2008 - 5:46am

The FAA has started its promised comprehensive review of Part 135 and Part 125. This review will also encompass related portions of Parts 91 and 119 (certification of air carriers and commercial operators). The intent of the review is to resolve current issues affecting this segment of the industry, update regulations and to address international regulatory harmonization.

December 27, 2007 - 6:59am

The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) has announced leadership changes for this year. The organization’s board of directors selected John Casker as president, replacing Brian Finnegan, who is stepping down after eight years to head the SAE/PAMA Certification Program.

December 19, 2007 - 5:42am

Bell/Agusta has delivered a second AB139 to the government of Namibia. The aircraft will fly on utility, emergency medical service and transportation missions as part of the country’s Government Air Transportation Services. Additional deliveries are expected by year-end. The company currently has orders for about 80 aircraft.

 
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