Tag: FAA

Pilatus Obtains PC-24 Type Certificates

On 7 December 2017 Pilatus obtained type certificates from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the US-American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the first ever Swiss business jet. Certification of the Super Versatile Jet prepares the ground for initial customer deliveries, which will see the PC-24 business jet take off from Central Switzerland for […]

Airbus A350-1000 Receives EASA and FAA Type Certification

Following an intensive flight test campaign performed in less than a year, the A350-1000 has received Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines. The EASA A350-1000 Type Certification document was signed by EASA’s Certification Director, Trévor Woods, […]

FAA Updates EFB Guidance, Introduces Greater Flexibility

FAA, responding to industry input seeking both harmonization with international standards and simplification for operators, has released a major update of its electronic flight bag (EFB) guidance for operators. The new Advisory Circular (AC), 120-76D replaces one issued just three years ago. But the pace of technology is evident in the new AC’s content. The […]

FAA and EASA Update Aviation Safety Agreement

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has updated its long-standing aviation safety agreement with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The changes in this agreement enhance the risk-based approach to safety by optimizing reliance on each authority’s expertise in aircraft certification through Revision 6 of the Technical Implementation Procedures (TIP). The revision will go into effect […]

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 […]