Tag: FAA

FAA Proposes $917,000 Penalty Against Puerto Rico Airports

Reading Time: < 1 minute The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $917,000 civil penalty against the Puerto Rico Ports Authority for alleged aircraft rescue and firefighting violations at three of its commercial airports. “Maintaining required aircraft rescue and firefighting capabilities is critical to safe airport operations,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. “Emergency response is one […]

Micro Drones are the Next Big Thing for Drone Investors

Reading Time: 2 minutes Micro drones are hot in the drone marketplace, as investors anticipate the passage of micro drone regulations. While the regulatory environment for commercial drone applications like drone delivery remain unclear, the FAA’s move towards risk-based classifications and the micro drone classifications proposed in FAA Reauthorization packages are leading drone investors rushing to search for opportunities […]

Worldwide Drone Sales Could Reach US$36.9bn by 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or drone sales continue exponential growth with analysts forecasting global sales to reach a staggering US$36.9bn in just six years. Already one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hobby drones, DJI, generated revenue of US$1bn in 2015 alone. As a consequence of drone systems leading the way in aerospace manufacturing, many […]

A4A CEO Calls Senate FAA Bill ‘Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airlines for America (A4A) president and CEO Nicholas Calio slammed proposals circulating in the US Congress that he said “look a lot like pre-1978” regulation of the US airline industry. During a luncheon address at the US Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit in Washington DC, Calio reiterated his strong criticism of the Senate’s proposed FAA […]

Near Miss For Lufthansa and Drone

Reading Time: 2 minutes The pilot of a Lufthansa passenger jumbo jet reported a drone aircraft nearly collided with the airliner on Friday on its landing approach to Los Angeles International Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The close encounter between the wide-body, four-engine Airbus A380 and the drone occurred at about 1:30pm at an altitude of 5,000 […]

Sikorsky Simulator Approved in Singapore

Reading Time: < 1 minute The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has certified a FlightSafety International Sikorsky simulator in Singapore as Level D. The simulator provides training in the S-76C+ and S-76C++ helicopters. The facility has also been approved to provide FAA PART 142 training under FlightSafety’s single certificate. The new simulator is equipped with FlightSafety’s Vital 1100 visual system, collimated […]

Senate Committee Clears FAA Bill, Rejects Regulating Airline Fees

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has approved the FAA reauthorization bill proposed last week by Sens. John Thune (R-South Dakota) and Bill Nelson (D-Florida), moving it a step closer to consideration by the full Senate. The bill, backed by the committee’s chairman, Thune, and ranking Democrat, Nelson, was easily passed by the Commerce […]

FAA Reauthorization Bill Gains Senate Committee Approval

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Senate committee moved ahead with its version of reauthorization for the FAA on Wednesday, approving legislation that includes third class pilot medicals, and aircraft certification reform. The bill’s major components remained intact during the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation markup session. It would see the FAA through Sept. 30, 2017, ordering the […]

FAA Proposes Rule to Overhaul Safety Certification Standards

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today proposed a rule that overhauls the airworthiness standards for small general aviation airplanes. The FAA’s proposal, which is based on industry recommendations, would reduce the time it takes to get safety enhancing technologies for small airplanes into the marketplace while also reducing cost. “This proposal […]

The Rugged and Economic H215 Ready For The U.S. Market

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus Helicopters’ H215, the twin-engine, versatile, economic and robust helicopter designed to meet for a wide range of utility missions, will embark on a US-wide demo tour following its appearance on static display at the 2016 Heli Expo international trade show. Beginning on March 4, the H215 will perform demonstration flights in Louisville (Kentucky), Huntsville […]