Air safety

October 12, 2007 - 5:32am

John Batty, the newly appointed chief executive of the UK’s Business Aircraft Users Association (BAUA), has set himself a couple of important goals: a successful membership drive to boost the organization’s resources; and a closer and more effective working relationship with both the European Business Aviation Association and Britain’s General Aviation Manufacturers and Traders Association.

October 11, 2007 - 12:02pm

Despite repeated requests from AIN, the FAA said that no officials would conduct any interviews about last week’s emergency suspension of AMI Jet Charter’s Part 135 certificate. Asked specifically what AMI had done that made it so unsafe, the FAA refused to comment, except to say, “Revocation/suspension is our last resort. Our goal is to obtain compliance with regulations and ensure safety, not suspend or revoke a certificate.

October 11, 2007 - 9:43am

“The aviation industry should not allow concerns over security to detract from efforts to improve aviation safety,” said Stuart Matthews, president and CEO of Flight Safety Foundation, setting the tone of the 48th Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar held in late April in Hollywood, Fla.

October 11, 2007 - 6:39am

General aviation interests expressed consternation over a May 1 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) advisory warning the GA community against planned Al-Qaeda terrorist attacks using “light aircraft,” issued even as new TFRs covering a peripatetic President Bush continue to disrupt day-to-day operations.

October 11, 2007 - 6:30am

The FAA is reviewing a proposed Part 150 noise compatibility program for Toledo Express Airport, Ohio. A public comment period ends March 24. No later than July 22, the FAA is scheduled to approve or disapprove the proposed program. Noise-footprint maps have already been approved. For more information, contact the FAA’s Katherine Jones at (734) 487-7298.

October 11, 2007 - 6:28am

Reducing the incidence of damage to aircraft on the ramp is the aim of the ground accident prevention (GAP) initiative now under way by the Flight Safety Foundation.

October 11, 2007 - 6:17am

The House subcommittee on aviation late last month signed off on the Aviation Security Technical Corrections and Improvement Act, legislation that would restore “nonscheduled commercial flights” to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The act would require operators to have a security program.

October 11, 2007 - 5:06am

All holders of Part 135 certificates would be required to have an FAA-approved training program for handling designated hazardous materials, whether or not they elect to transport these materials, under proposed regulatory changes. The amendments would incorporate guidance now contained in related advisory circulars, which are not mandatory.

October 11, 2007 - 5:03am

All holders of Part 135 certificates would be required to have an FAA-approved training program for handling designated hazardous materials, whether or not they elect to transport these materials, under proposed regulatory changes. The amendments would incorporate guidance now contained in related advisory circulars, which are not mandatory.

October 10, 2007 - 12:17pm

Last night, AMI Jet Charter submitted a petition for review to the NTSB’s law judges, asking for a stay of the FAA’s emergency suspension of AMI’s charter certificate.

 
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