Public safety

January 22, 2009 - 10:30am

The FAA Safety Team yesterday issued a notice to remind aircraft operators that satellite monitoring of 121.5-MHz emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) will end as of February 1.

January 13, 2009 - 10:48am

Marcus Schrenker, a 38-year-old financial manager under investigation by the SEC, apparently attempted to fake his own death on Sunday by parachuting from his Piper Meridian before the turboprop single crashed at about 9:15 p.m. in a swampy area near Milton, Fla., according to an FAA preliminary report.

January 7, 2009 - 12:02pm

AirCare Solutions Group, which provides emergency training, products and services to business aviation and airline operators, purchased Majestic Aerotech, an Olympia, Wash.-based FAA- and EASA-approved repair station for emergency medical equipment.

January 5, 2009 - 6:01am

As of February 1, search-and-rescue satellites will stop monitoring 121.5 MHz, one of the frequencies used by emergency locator transmitters. Although there is no FAA mandate requiring a switch to 406-MHz ELTs, operators should be aware that the international Cospas-Sarsat satellite system will cease to process 121.5-MHz signals on that date.

December 1, 2008 - 10:51am

Many respondents expressed concern that the proposed rule would kill the popular airshow passenger flights in World War II-era B-17s, B-24s and other large warbirds. Other comments addressed charitable activities, such as those of the Corporate Angel Network, where checking no-fly lists might impose unacceptable delays in approving the carriage of a sick child.

December 1, 2008 - 7:02am

Bell 407, Sedona, Ariz., Oct. 13, 2008–An Arizona Department of Public Safety paramedic was killed during a search-and-rescue operation on Doe Mountain near Sedona. The helicopter crew had flown from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport to help find two stranded hikers. They spotted the hikers on the mountain, notified the Sedona Fire Department, which had initiated the search, and landed on a large boulder near the hikers.

November 3, 2008 - 6:07am

The European helicopter safety team (Ehest) released the preliminary results of the first European-wide helicopter accident study on October 13, during a conference in Cascais, Portugal. The Ehest is now transitioning from analysis to the development of an action plan. Ultimately, the goal is to reduce the helicopter accident rate by 80 percent by 2016, consistent with the goals of the international helicopter safety team (IHST).

October 30, 2008 - 12:12pm

The TSA today published the large aircraft security program notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register, opening the 60-day comment period on the NPRM.

October 14, 2008 - 11:37am

If the TSA was expecting the business aviation community to embrace its Large Aircraft Security Program proposal, issued on Thursday, it is in for a major reality check.

August 12, 2008 - 10:59am

Holders of DCA Access Standard Security Program (DASSP) clearances will be permitted to operate through the temporary flight restriction (TFR) areas surrounding the Republican National Convention in the vicinity of Minneapolis/St. Paul from September 1 to 4. Only current DASSP operators, of which there are more than 200, are eligible.

 
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