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September 30, 2008 - 7:46am

Completions group Yankee Pacific Aerospace of Rye, N.H., is celebrating just its second anniversary, but that hasn’t stopped the company from contemplating further acquisitions to reach a non-U.S. base of customers or from taking on ever more complicated completions projects.

August 11, 2008 - 6:46am

The prospect of mandatory French registration for all aircraft based in France appears to be fading following a recent census of foreign-registered aircraft conducted
by the country’s civil aviation authority (DGAC). Officials experienced difficulties gathering information for the census and were able to get firm data on only about
100 aircraft.

May 27, 2008 - 10:05am

Three months after September 11 corporate flight departments with aircraft registered outside the U.S. were still experiencing serious difficulties operating into and within U.S. airspace. For each planned flight, not-for-hire operators (Part 91 equivalent) are still required to apply to the FAA for waivers to the ban on non-N-registered aircraft that was imposed after September 11.

May 17, 2008 - 4:38am

The system developed under the Cape Town Treaty to clarify ownership of aircraft and equipment is being made easier to use. Two years’ customer experience has driven changes aimed at improving International Registry of Mobile Assets (IRMA) processes used in recording individual financial interests.

May 15, 2008 - 7:13am

Cabotage is: (a) a cabbage soup popular in Russia; (b) the age of a guy named Cabot; (c) the transport of a paying passenger from one point to another within the same country by a foreign carrier. If your answer was (c), congratulations. But if you were not aware that U.S.

May 7, 2008 - 9:19am

Beginning this month, 22 additional European countries require all aircraft entering their airspace above FL 245 to be equipped with 8.33-kHz VHF radios. In addition, current exemptions to the requirement already in effect in seven other European countries will not be extended and no new exemptions will be approved.

May 6, 2008 - 9:45am

Effective at the end of the month, 22 additional European countries will require all aircraft entering their airspace above FL 245 to be equipped with 8.33-kHz VHF radios. In addition, starting next month, current exemptions to the requirement already in effect in seven other European countries will not be extended and no new exemptions will be approved.

March 31, 2008 - 5:33am

A Lufthansa Boeing 737 recently became the first aircraft to use mode-S capability to transmit its radar identification (flight ID), without the use of a secondary surveillance radar (SSR) code. The 737 flight crew was able to automatically correlate the aircraft’s electronic flight plan data by entering a 24-bit code into the aircraft computer.

March 26, 2008 - 10:14am

Next month, after several years of seemingly circular internal arguments, Europe’s Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) finally expects to issue draft proposals for the new JAR OPS 2 operating requirements governing corporate operators of European-registered aircraft.

October 9, 2007 - 12:04pm

Next month’s scheduled adoption of the final fractional operation rules–Part 91 Subpart K–will likely reignite the controversy between the FAA, JAA and some European countries on what constitutes a private versus commercial aircraft operation. The JAA has no equivalent rule and doesn’t have plans to promulgate any, according to British aviation lawyer Ian Clark.

 
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