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There’s now a one-stop business aviation catering resource in downloadable form

The Corporate Flight Attendant Catering Guide is a collaborative effort of Paula
Kraft of Tastefully Yours catering in Atlanta; Marsell Amineddine of
Regulations and Government

Takeoff Obstacle Clearance Discussed

The FAA recently issued Advisory Circular 120-91 “Airport Obstacle Analysis” for Part 121 and Part 135 commuter operators, to help them analyze takeoff pro

Chinese Firm Teams with Sikorsky

Sikorsky and China Aviation Industry Corp.

‘Minimum Fuel’ Doesn’t Mean Priority ATC

According to the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS), pilots might expect to receive priority handling after telling ATC they have “minimum fuel,” but
Regulations and Government

Civil Penalties Don’t Escape Inflation

Changes to the FAA’s investigative and enforcement procedures (FAR Part 13) including inflation adjustments to civil monetary penalties–became effective Ju
Regulations and Government

FAA Proposal Adds Teeth to Rule

Rules governing the construction of objects that could be an obstruction to safe aircraft operations might get a little more bite.

HondaJet Will Linger at Oshkosh This Year

The HondaJet will make an encore appearance at this month’s EAA AirVenture, July 24 to 30 in Oshkosh, Wis.

The FAA now has the technology in place to deploy Airspace Flow Programs (AFPs) in support of its Severe Weather Avoidance Plan.

The AFPs will primarily affect traffic flying into the Northeast from domestic origins west of the New York and Boston Air Route Traffic Control Centers.
Regulations and Government

Norman Mineta departure saddens bizav

Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, a long-time advocate for general aviation and the lone Democrat in President Bush’s Cabinet, shocked and saddened t
Regulations and Government

Airlines Cheating Uncle Sam on Security Fees?

The Homeland Security Inspector General reported last month that the airlines are underpaying the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) an estimated

ATC Consolidation May Need BRAC-like Help

With the FAA planning to consolidate major ATC facilities and its regional offices, Rep.
Regulations and Government

NBAA forum highlights user-fee fight

With airlines complaining to Congress about the huge amount of money they pay to the FAA, what often gets lost in the noise is the fact that the airlines t
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Pre-Owned Update: Pre-owned market remains strong

Activity on the pre-owned front has remained strong through the second quarter, after hiccuping earlier in the year.

DOT's Mineta Steps Down

Norman Mineta will step down July 7 after serving as DOT Secretary for more than five years, saying, “It is time for me to move on to other challenges.” Mi
Regulations and Government

Platinum penalty referred to DOJ

The FAA has referred its civil penalty case against Platinum Jet Management to the U.S.
Maintenance and Modifications

NTSB reveals maintenance issues

A history of maintenance issues is unfolding at Chalks Ocean Airways, according to a series of recently released NTSB factual reports about last December’s

Final Report: Caravan encountered icing

Cessna 208B Caravan, Parks, Ariz., Nov.
Regulations and Government

N.Y. Senate passes tax exemption bill

New York’s state Senate passed legislation (S.3655) sponsored by Sen.
Regulations and Government

ELTS Proposed For All Int'l Flights

Starting July 1, 2008, all airplanes operating internationally will need to carry at least one emergency locator transmitter (ELT), according to a proposed

Final Report: Autothrottle blamed for runway overrun

Gulfstream IV, Teterboro, N.J., Dec.

UK Airport blocked to increase traffic

TAG Aviation’s application to increase weekend movements at the London-area Farnborough Airport was rejected by the local Rushmoor Borough Council.
Regulations and Government

Refuse a drug test lose your license

The FAA late last month adopted a 2004 notice of proposed rulemaking amending airman medical standards so that a refusal to submit to a required drug or al

Factual Report: Caravan engine quits

Cessna 208B Caravan, Port Alberni, Canada, Jan.

Crash severely damages Sport-Jet

The sole Sport-Jet prototype crashed while taking off from the Colorado Springs Airport on June 22.
Charter & Fractional

Will the air limo industry take off?

As anticipation builds over the pending certification of the first very light jet, the Eclipse 500, “There’s a new sense of legitimacy for the idea of pers

After ADS-B launch, security concerns raised

In one of the FAA’s more unusual program launches, agency Administrator Marion Blakey publicly announced last month the formal launch of the nationwide ADS
Regulations and Government

Why the FAA Believes the Landing Distance Safety Margin is Necessary

The FAA listed reasons why it believes that the 15-percent landing distance safety margin policy is needed:

• The agency surveyed operators’
Regulations and Government

FAA changes landing distance rules for commercial operators

After a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 ran off a snowy runway while landing at Chicago Midway Airport on December 8 last year, the FAA launched an inter

Factual Reports: EMS Westwind makes emergency landing

Israel Aircraft Industries 1124 Westwind, Georgetown, Bahamas, May 24, 2006– The Westwind ran off the side of the runway when making an emergency landing a

Final Report: GEARBOXES BLAMED In Eurocopter accident

Eurocopter AS 355F1, Andover, England, Dec.