The FAA unveiled a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) last week that addresses airworthiness standards related to cabin interiors for transport-category airplanes in private-use passenger operations. Type certification requirements have historically been separate from and independent of operational standards.
As the wheels of FAA rulemaking grind inexorably forward, the nation’s largest union of airline pilots executed a 180-degree turn on mandatory retirement for airline pilots at age 60.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) relating to the “deductions for entertainment use of business aircraft.” If the NPRM
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) last week relating to the “deductions for entertainment use of business aircraft.” If the NPRM is made a final rule as proposed, the method of calculating deductions relating to the use of a private aircraft for entertainment purposes will change.
A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking to make major changes to Parts 61, 91 and 141 closes for comments today. Among the proposed changes is the addition of training standards for night vision goggles and the combination of simulator training regulations into one section. At press time there were almost 200 comments posted to the docket, including comments from training providers CAE SimuFlite and FlightSafety International.
According to a recent DOT report on significant rulemakings, the FAA is not expected to complete its work on a November 2003 proposal that would require all air-tour operators to be certified under Part 135 or 121. The original deadline for certification was to have been next January.
NBAA and the National Air Transportation Association submitted comments critical of the FAA's proposed rule to modify recording, sampling and installation requirements for cockpit video recorders (CVRs) and flight data recorders (FDRs). The comments were submitted just before the deadline last week.
Approval for European commercial single-engine operations at night or under IMC is probably still at least three years away. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) rejected as “unbalanced and incomplete” engine and aircraft reliability data inherited from uncompleted Joint Aviation Authorities work. The agency said the data is unrepresentative of operations or inappropriate to weather conditions in the region.
The FAA yesterday issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to withdraw its new rules that amend the service difficulty reporting (SDR) requirements for air carriers and repair stations certified under FAR 121, 135 and/or 145. The effective date of the rules, adopted in September 2000, has been delayed several times, with the latest compliance date now set as January 30 next year.
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