Tag: FAA

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 […]

CAAT to Examine Thai-Registered Airline Finances

Reading Time: 2 minutes Since the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) downgraded Thailand’s aviation safety rating to Category 2 at the beginning of December, 2015, its military government has been taking strides to rectify the situation. Yesterday it was announced that all Thai-registered airlines had to submit reports on their financial positions by March 31 or risk of having their […]

FAA Proposes $275,000 Civil Penalty Against Atlas Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute FAA said it has proposed a $275,000 civil penalty against New York-based Atlas Airlines for allegedly operating a Boeing 747 after performing improper maintenance on the aircraft. In a statement, FAA said it “alleges that Atlas maintenance workers improperly repaired the plane’s landing gear after it would not retract on departure from Sydney, Australia. Atlas […]

Is The Valkyrie Co50 a Test Case For The FAA’s Willingness to Innovate?

Reading Time: 4 minutes You wouldn’t think that an iPad in an airplane is a big deal, but when it’s used as part of flight control, it’s not only big, it’s verboten. Three months ago, Cobalt aircraft made a big splash when it introduced the Valkyrie Co50, a Canard-style five seater, with great looks and record-shattering speed. The Valkyrie […]

FAA Urges Airlines to Assess Lithium Battery Risks

Reading Time: 1 minute The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a safety alert to U.S. and foreign commercial passenger and cargo airlines, urging them to conduct a safety risk assessment to manage the risks associated with transporting lithium batteries as cargo. The FAA also is issuing guidance to its own inspectors to help them determine whether the airlines […]

Pilot Training Reform: Colgan Short Circuited Normal Regulatory Process

Reading Time: 2 minutes The debate surrounding the Colgan accident in Buffalo strikes at the core of how aviation safety has developed since the dawn of aviation. It also explains why so many are uncomfortable with the regulations that resulted and why it is so important to get beyond the political deadlock caused by Senator Chuck Schumer. The normal […]