Tag: FAA

FAA Will Require Newly Designed Aircraft to Be Quieter

Beginning in January 1, 2018, the FAA will require newly designed aircraft to be quieter which will help toward lowering noise around airports and surrounding communities. Called “Stage 5 Airplane Noise Standards,” this FAA rule ensures that the latest available noise reduction technology is incorporated into new aircraft designs. As a result, new airplane type […]

UN Aviation Agency To Call For Global Drone Registry

The United Nations’ aviation agency is backing the creation of a single global drone registry, as part of broader efforts to come up with common rules for flying and tracking unmanned aircraft.  While the International Civil Aviation Organization cannot impose regulations on countries, ICAO has proposed formation of the registry during a Montreal symposium this […]

FAA’s Hurricane Harvey Update

The Federal Aviation Administration has continued to handle emergency and relief operations at a number of airports in the Hurricane Harvey area, including at Houston Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental. The FAA is prepared to support the resumption of commercial service flights when airport authorities reopen the airports. This Hurricane Harvey information is critical so […]

FAA To Award $290.6 Million In Airport Infrastructure Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $ 290.6 million in airport infrastructure grants to 105 airports in 38 states across the United States as part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The airport grant program funds various types of airport infrastructure projects, including runways, taxiways, and airport […]

Air Canada Flight AC759 Nearly Lands On Taxiway At San Francisco

Details are emerging about what could have been a serious incident at San Francisco International Airport last Friday night when an Air Canada plane from Toronto nearly landed on the taxiway. The flight was cleared to land, but it appears the pilot was confused and nearly landed on the taxiway instead of one of the […]

FAA Proposes $435 000 Civil Penalty Against United Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $435,000 civil penalty against United Airlines for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not in an airworthy condition. The FAA alleges that on June 9, 2014, United mechanics replaced a fuel pump pressure switch on a Boeing 787 in response to a problem that […]

FAA Orders Replacement Of 10,000 Zodiac Seats

FAA is going forward with a mandate to remove more than 10,000 Zodiac Aerospace seats because their designs put passengers at risk of serious injuries during forward-impact incidents, such as emergency landings. The airworthiness directive (AD), issued May 24, covers seats installed on Bombardier CRJ-700s, -900s and Q400s; Embraer ERJ 145s, 170s and 190s; Boeing […]

First Boeing 737 MAX Flight Simulator is FAA Certified

FAA has certified the first-ever Boeing 737 MAX full-flight simulator (FFS), located at Boeing’s Miami training center. The FSS, made by TRU Simulation & Training, was certified to FAA Level C standard. Pilots can start training on an interim level C simulator. The qualification level will be upgraded to the level D standard once all […]

FAA’s Annual Forecast Predicts Sustained and Continued Growth

The FAA released its annual Aerospace Forecast Report Fiscal Years 2017 to 2037 in which it has predicted sustained and continual growth in most aspects, from general aviation private flying to large commercial passenger airlines. It has predicted a 2.4 percent annual growth in RPMs (Revenue Passenger Miles) between 2016 and 2037 for mainline and […]

U.S. Regional Airlines See A Pilot Shortage – Pilot See A Scapegoat

Regional airlines continue to blame a shortage of pilots for cutbacks in service to smaller airports, while the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) says those routes aren’t being flown because they’re uneconomical. SkyWest President and CEO Chip Childs told the House Transportation Aviation Subcommittee that he estimates a shortfall of 15,000 pilots by 2026, and […]