Security

July 3, 2007 - 5:14am

With new general aviation security measures thought to be looming on the horizon, NBAA hosted several senior-level officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) during the seventh annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva in late May.

June 17, 2007 - 8:29am

France is buying the Lockheed Martin Hellfire II missile system to give its 40 Tiger HAD (Hélicoptère d’Appui Destruction) helicopters a versatile precision attack capability. The purchase is being handled under U.S. Foreign Military Sales and will be complete by 2012. Eurocopter has already begun integration of the Hellfire II on to the Tiger HAD version, working under contract to the European Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation.

June 5, 2007 - 6:23am

According to many aviation consultants, aviation is about to enter a period of growth broader than it has experienced in quite a while. Several world events–including the rising cost of fuel–are driving this growth. It seems many operators are replacing their older corporate aircraft with modern, more fuel-efficient aircraft. First-time operators acquiring new aircraft are also driving growth.

June 4, 2007 - 6:45am

MD Helicopters (MDH) last month dismissed as ill-founded “rumors” circulating that the company is for sale.

June 1, 2007 - 7:04am

House and Senate bills to require all airport employees with access to secure and sterile areas of an airport to undergo metal detection screening in the same manner as airline passengers is drawing criticism from the National Air Transportation Association (NATA).

May 14, 2007 - 7:13am
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At a conference session here at EBACE this morning, delegates will hear an update on where business aviation stands in relation to long-awaited revisions to the European Commission’s EC2320 rules.

May 9, 2007 - 10:14am

Operators who own a share of a fractional aircraft are to be given the same Cape Town Treaty protection as sole owners have had since March 2006. They are to be included in the International Registry of Mobile Assets (IRMA), which provides a single universal point of reference and record, and was set up under the treaty (which comprises the Cape Town Convention and the related Protocol on Aircraft Assets).

April 30, 2007 - 10:53am

The March arrest of two Comair employees and three accomplices for smuggling drugs and guns onto a Delta Air Lines flight from Orlando to San Juan, Puerto Rico understandably raised a lot of questions from the traveling public and, as expected, drew a strong reaction from the Transportation Security Administration.

April 18, 2007 - 6:53am

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) officially closed its public comment period regarding the proposal to remove from public sale and distribution its Flight Information Publications (FLIP), Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File (DAFIF) and related aeronautical safety-of-navigation digital and hardcopy publications.

April 17, 2007 - 11:51am

Rules that will enable some general aviation operators to resume operations at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) were released last Friday and will go into effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, likely sometime this week. The interim final rule applies to all passenger aircraft operations into or out of DCA, except domestic and foreign airlines.

 
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