The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has formally responded to the FAA’s notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would create a requirement for all commercially served airports as well as some serving large on-demand charter aircraft to develop and implement a safety management system (SMS).
NBAA strongly denounced a decision, announced by FAA officials late Friday, to push ahead with the proposed changes to the Block Aircraft Registration Request (Barr) program. “We are outraged at the government’s move,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.
The Regional Airline Association has scheduled Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open the exhibit hall Tuesday afternoon at the Nashville Convention Center, site of this year’s annual RAA convention.
The FAA withdrew an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM), released in July 2009, that solicited public comment on potential rules requiring a safety management system (SMS) for Part 21, 119, 121, 125, 135, 141, 142, and 145 certificate holders, product manufacturers, applicants and employers. This comment period closed on Oct. 21, 2009.
China had a substantial presence at Heli-Expo 2011 in the form of French event organizer BCI Aerospace, which is the lead in putting together the China Helicopter Exposition, to be held September 15 to 18 in Tianjin.
A trio of California congressmen have drafted legislation they hope will allow Bob Hope Burbank Airport and Van Nuys Airport to adopt operations curfews. The Valley-Wide Noise Relief Act seeks to exempt the two airports from the 1990 Airport Noise and Capacity Act (ANCA), which has prevented them from adopting comprehensive nighttime bans.
In the continuing saga of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) versus the FAA’s drug testing policy, the FAA employed an unanticipated evasive maneuver.
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has sided with the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (Arsa) against the FAA as reported last week.
The China Helicopter Exposition is gaining momentum for its inaugural event, September 15 to 18 this year in the coastal city of Tianjin.
Event organizer BCI Aerospace (Booth No. 503) of France is the lead in putting the event together, along with partners China Aviation Industry Corp. (AVIC), AVIC subsidiary Avicopter, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and the Tianjin government.
China is launching its own helicopter show. The China Helicopter Exposition 2011 (Booth No. 503) will be held September 15 to 18 in Tianjin and is sponsored by the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and its Avicopter division. Currently China has a population of 1.4 billion but has only 200 civil helicopters.