Standards

June 20, 2011 - 7:10pm

AgustaWestland’s new common cockpit concept is being adopted on all of its new helicopters in order to provide an identical “look and feel” to the operators. But the idea is about more than branding. Ultimately, it’s all to do with safety in the hope that in an emergency situation pilots will not have to give a moment’s thought to which model they are flying since all the commands are identical.

May 29, 2011 - 2:15pm

Mid-Continent Instruments’ Van Nuys, Calif. facility has been awarded full Class 1, 2, 3 radio and Class 3 accessory repair certification from the FAA. The certification enables the company to add avionics and accessory types to its current service offerings without applying for each approval from the local FAA Flight Standards District Office. They are the highest level of repair certifications issued by the FAA.

May 15, 2011 - 11:00pm

      More than 500 business aircraft are now using Arinc Direct services in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and the aeronautical communications and IT specialist is continuing to expand the scope of its support offerings for operators.

December 6, 2010 - 11:52pm

Arinc Direct is trying to help aircraft operators meet the new requirement to implement safety management systems (SMS) by introducing a new process for conducting the necessary risk factors assessment before each flight.

September 28, 2010 - 10:09am

Biobor JF, the fuel biocide made by Hammonds Fuel Additives, has been reinstated as an approved biocide by the European Union until the end of this year. "The process to obtain recertification in the EU was cost prohibitive when Hammonds first researched the process," according to the company, but the EU approved Biobor's use for all aviation ­applications in late June. Hammonds

September 1, 2010 - 10:49am

The Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC), in partnership with the Western Aerospace Alliance, will be holding its 19th annual CAMC Forum in Vancouver, British Columbia from September 29 to October 1. “We’re a sector council set up by the government to represent Canada’s aviation and aerospace sector.

February 17, 2010 - 9:51am

One of the anomalies of aviation is the lack of FAA direction for, and even recognition of, avionics technicians. Lee Brewster and the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT) at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas, set out change that in 1999 by establishing standards in a number of areas. To continue its work, the organization will require corporate sponsorships starting at the end of next month.

February 17, 2010 - 7:48am

One of the anomalies of aviation is the lack of FAA direction for, and even recognition of, avionics technicians. Lee Brewster and the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT) at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas, set out change that in 1999 by establishing standards in a number of areas. To continue its work, the organization will require corporate sponsorships starting at the end of next month.

January 27, 2010 - 10:41am

In just under two years of operation, the National Air Transportation Association’s (NATA) online professional line service training (PLST) course has already seen widespread industry enrollment, certifying more than 4,000 line service workers at approximately 350 FBO locations nationwide.

January 26, 2010 - 5:46am

As the clock ticks toward the November compliance date for ICAO’s Annex 6 Part II, which contains standards and recommended practices for international operators of large aircraft and business jets, many aviation safety auditors are noting an increase in audit inquiries and bookings for certification to the International Business Aviation Council’s (IBAC) International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO).

 
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