Social Issues

January 29, 2011 - 8:00am

The U.S. Department of Transportation last month assessed a civil penalty of $125,000 against Minneapolis-based Mesaba Aviation for violating rules protecting air travelers with disabilities.

December 8, 2010 - 3:56am

Blue Green Technology (BGT) has appointed Dubai's Alpha Global Industries (AGI) as the exclusive agent for BGT's Vigiplane aircraft security system in the Middle East and Africa. The companies signed the agreement at MEBA yesterday.

September 21, 2010 - 9:38am

Piper PA-31T, Coahuila, Mexico, July 7, 2010–While carrying several government officials on a flight to survey flooding from a recent hurricane, the Mexican-registered Cheyenne crashed, destroying the twin turboprop and killing the pilot and all seven passengers. VMC prevailed at the time of the crash. The Mexican government is conducting the accident investigation.

September 21, 2010 - 9:38am

Six AgustaWestland AW139s will be delivered to Panama’s Aeronaval Service as part of a bilateral anti-crime agreement focused on international drug trafficking and organized crime negotiated between Italy and Panama earlier this year.  

August 14, 2010 - 3:57pm

A program put in place to improve the oversight of aviation safety for African countries has completed many of its work goals one year ahead of target. The African Comprehensive Implementation Program (ACIP) was launched in 2007, and its four-year first phase has seen most of its goals reached by this year, according to ICAO’s secretary general Raymond Benjamin.

August 3, 2010 - 7:01am

A survey mandated by Congress could lead to a grant program for security enhancements at general aviation airports. But AOPA cautioned the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that the results of the survey should be used for the allocation of funding, not the imposition of requirements.

August 3, 2010 - 3:57am

Another casualty of the economic downturn could be funding for necessary airport infrastructure projects, according to Kathryn Solee, director of operations for the National Association of State Aviation Officials.

July 14, 2010 - 8:06am

The Aeronautical Repair Station’s efforts to create a risk-retention group to provide commercial liability insurance for its members is closer to fruition. In late June, the Aviation Alliance Insurance Risk Retention Group (AAIRRG), established by ARSA and Polaris Enterprise Group, received its certificate of authority (insurance license) from the state of Montana.

July 7, 2010 - 4:52am

Aircraft owners in the U.S. are bristling after the Federal Communications Commission last month announced plans to impose a total ban on the “certification, manufacture, importation, sale or continued use of 121.5-MHz ELTs.” FAA regulations require U.S.-registered aircraft to carry fixed emergency locator transmitters, but the rule doesn’t specify whether they should operate on 121.5 or 406 MHz.

July 1, 2010 - 11:52am

Another casualty of the economic downturn could be funding for necessary airport infrastructure projects, according to Kathryn Solee, director of operations for the National Association of State Aviation Officials.

 
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