Government

August 25, 2011 - 9:25am

General Aviation Manufacturers Association president Pete Bunce decried President Obama’s “negative rhetoric” about the GA industry during a rally last month in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

August 24, 2011 - 10:50am

CRS Jet Spares is expanding its customer property overhaul program to include services such as additional technical resources and new capabilities from members of the CRS preferred vendors network. Vendors qualify for inclusion after having been approved through the AS9120/ISO9001 quality management process. “The CPO program is particularly important for the small flight department.

August 15, 2011 - 5:25am
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Navy Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman...

Defense spending cuts of some $350 billion over the next decade contained in the new debt-limit legislation passed by the U.S. Congress correspond with the numbers expected from an earlier goal advanced by President Obama. But the Pentagon leadership described the potential of $600 billion more in automatic spending cuts as disastrous.

August 11, 2011 - 11:05am

A group of Democratic senators sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday asking him to appoint conferees to FAA reauthorization talks before the current temporary extension expires on September 16.

August 8, 2011 - 9:30am
House Transportation Committee chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) (Photo: Paul Lowe)...

U.S. congressional leaders agreed August 4 to a temporary funding extension of the FAA, ending a two-week standoff that forced the agency to furlough 4,000 employees and stop work on 219 airport construction projects employing some 70,000 workers.

August 4, 2011 - 11:30am

Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced this afternoon that Congress has reached a bipartisan compromise that will allow temporary funding of the FAA through mid-September and end a two-week partial shutdown of the agency.

August 3, 2011 - 11:04am

Bombardier delivered a pair of CRJ900s into Iraqi Airways service in July, following an Iraqi payment of security equal to the value of the aircraft to Kuwait Airways. The Canadian manufacturer has now delivered six of the 10 CRJ900s originally ordered by Iraq and, according to a Bombardier spokesman, continues to work toward delivering the remaining four.

July 31, 2011 - 10:00am

The word “offshore” can conjure images of money laundering, tax dodgers and oil spills, but in today’s business aviation world, as privacy and security become ever more precious commodities, offshore registry is becoming an acceptable alternative.

July 31, 2011 - 8:50am

The current GPS/LightSquared frequency battle could be described as Washington’s most recent electro-political struggle.

July 29, 2011 - 7:20am

The FAA is proposing a $194,249 civil penalty against ERA for alleged violations of its drug-and-alcohol testing regulations related to pre-employment screening and random testing of existing employees during 2009 and 2010. The OGP helicopter service company has since brought its hiring and drug testing programs into compliance.

 
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