Tag: FAA

Bombardier: Global 7500 Business Jet Earns FAA Approval

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier has announced that its flagship business jet, the Global 7500 aircraft, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification, achieving another important milestone as it approaches entry-into-service later this year. Earlier this year, the Global 7500 aircraft demonstrated its ability to fly further than any other business jet by expanding its advertised range to 7,700 […]

EASA and FAA Certify Long-Range Capability for A321neo

Reading Time: 1 minute Readiness to start “Long Range” (LR) operations with launch customers of the most capable and flexible A321neo version to date – the A321LR – has moved a significant step closer with recent joint EASA and FAA approval of the aircraft to operate with up to three underfloor Additional Centre Tanks (ACTs), including for ETOPS operation. […]

Canada Certifies Bombardier Global 7500 Business Jet

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier Business Aircraft announced that its flagship Global 7500 aircraft, the largest, most luxurious and longest range business jet ever built, has been awarded Transport Canada Type Certification, paving the way for entry-into-service this year. Certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is expected to follow shortly. “Thanks […]

Frontier Faces $474,000 FAA Penalty for Lacking Medical Supplies

Reading Time: 1 minute The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $474,000 civil penalty against Frontier Airlines, Inc. of Denver, Colo., for allegedly operating aircraft that lacked required medical supplies on hundreds of flights. The FAA alleges that in June and July 2017, Frontier personnel installed on 11 aircraft emergency medical kits that lacked either […]

Boeing KC-46 Tanker Program Completes FAA Certification

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), verifying that its refueling and mission avionics systems meet FAA requirements. The milestone marks completion of KC-46 FAA certification. To receive its STC, Boeing’s team completed a series of lab, ground and flight tests, which commenced in 2015. […]

Gulfstream G600 Makes Steady Progress Toward Certification

Reading Time: 1 minute Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced its award-winning Gulfstream G600, the second aircraft in the company’s dynamic family of all-new ultra-long-range, large-cabin jets, has begun U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification field performance testing. “We continue to make steady progress toward certifying the all-new G600 later this year and beginning customer deliveries in 2019,” said Mark Burns, […]

FL Technics’ Indonesia Station Receives FAA Certification

Reading Time: 1 minute FL Technics, a Lithuania-headquartered provider of aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has achieved a milestone in the company’s expansion in the Asia-Pacific region by earning FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Part-145 Air Repair Station certification. The award for FL Technics Indonesia, makes it one of a select few with similar status in the south-east […]

AFI KLM E&M Gains FAA Approval For LEAP Maintenance

Reading Time: 1 minute MRO gains Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to carry out all types of on-wing/on-site maintenance activities. AFI KLM E&M received approval from the Federal Aviation Authority on 28 May, clearing it to carry out on-wing/on site work on LEAP-type engines from today. The MRO Group has thus passed a new milestone in the industrialization and […]

EASA and FAA Issue Airworthiness Directives on Boeing 787 Engines

Reading Time: 3 minutes Both EASA and FAA have released different Airworthiness Directives for Boeing 787-800 and Boeing 787-900 aircraft powered by Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines in order to correct unsafe conditions. The FAA reported in their AD that following an inflight shut down of one engine requiring a higher load on the other engine running at maximum […]

Gulfstream G500 on Final Approach for Type Certification

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the Gulfstream G500 is nearing completion of function and reliability (F&R) testing, which will mark the end of the flying required for U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification later this summer. Gulfstream’s other in-development aircraft, the Gulfstream G600, is well into its certification program. “We share our customers’ excitement about […]