Rulemaking

October 22, 2014 - 9:35am

The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) recently celebrated its 30th anniversary as a representative for the interests of repair stations. When the association was formed in October 1984 its mission was to devote itself to representing civil aviation maintenance.

At this year’s Strategic Leadership Conference participants investigated public relations and international market development, and providing executive-level industry leaders a forum to explore the future of global aviation maintenance.

October 13, 2014 - 12:20pm

The National Transportation Safety Board last week announced it has extended until October 31 the comment period for its notice of proposed rulemaking governing the agency’s investigation procedures. The original NPRM–Docket No. NTSB-GC-2012-0002–published late last summer, proposed several rule changes about how the Board conducts investigations. The Board proposed organizing investigation procedures into mode-specific subparts, as well as updates to several terms and other procedures.

October 9, 2014 - 3:05pm

The three-day Helitech International helicopter exhibition and conference, which opens on Tuesday, will be held for the first time in Amsterdam. Some 180 exhibitors will share the Amsterdam RAI convention center’s floor, and the event features an extensive conference program.

September 25, 2014 - 3:28pm

The comment deadline has been extended 90 days, from October 8 to January 6, on a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in July that seeks to amend qualification standards for some flight simulation training devices (FSTDs), specifically those capable of reproducing extended flight envelope and adverse weather training.

September 25, 2014 - 2:55pm

An advance notice of proposed rulemaking from the Bureau of Safety and Environment (BSEE) seeks to improve safety for operations related to helicopters and helidecks on fixed offshore facilities. The BSEE invites comments on whether to incorporate in its regulations industry standards for design, construction and maintenance of helidecks, as well as standards for aviation fuel storage and handling.

September 17, 2014 - 6:00pm

The FAA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to adopt a new airworthiness directive for Airbus Helicopters AS355Es, AS355Fs, AS355F1s and AS355F2s with a Fueltron flowmeter installed. This AD would require removing each flowmeter, replacing the fuel system hoses and disabling the electrical connections for the flowmeter installation. It is prompted by a report of particle contamination creating an obstruction in a flowmeter, resulting in an uncontrolled flameout of the engine.

September 5, 2014 - 10:20am

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) now operates under a new organizational structure, meant to ensure a stronger focus on oversight with a new strategy directorate. EASA executive director Patrick Ky launched the reorganization in April.

August 25, 2014 - 11:15am

Not everyone is convinced the FAA’s recently issued final Part 145 rule, which governs maintenance of U.S.-registered aircraft, aligns with the intent of the original notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

August 21, 2014 - 3:05pm

Key lawmakers are asking the U.S. DOT to expedite a review of the FAA’s proposed rulemaking on third-class medical reform. In two separate letters, Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Reps. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) and Sam Graves (R-Mo.) wrote to DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx, urging his department to complete its review of the FAA notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) within the next 30 days and open the proposal for public comment.

August 14, 2014 - 3:05pm

The NTSB issued a notice of proposed rulemaking seeking public comment regarding proposed changes to rules governing investigation procedures. It is proposing to organize investigation procedures into mode-specific subparts to make the rules easier to access and consult. The NTSB also proposed updating “some terms and procedures,” including using “event” to describe transportation mishaps in regulatory text.

 
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