Tag: FAA

FAA Registered Nearly 300,000 Unmanned Aircraft Owners

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nearly 300,000 owners have registered their small unmanned aircraft in the first 30 days after the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) online registration system went live. Owners who registered in the first month received a refund for the $5 application fee. “I am pleased the public responded to our call to register,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary […]

STG Aerospace Lighting System Wins A320 FAA and EASA Certification

Reading Time: 1 minute STG Aerospace’s saf-Tglo photoluminescent system, SuperSeal UltraLite (SSUL), has received FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for Airbus A320 family aircraft. Following certification, A320 operators are able to upgrade the SSUL emergency floor path marking system to the latest version. STG Aerospace said saf-Tglo, first launched in 1995, stores and simultaneously emits light […]

FAA Final Rule Changes Way Student Pilots Certificates Are Issued

Reading Time: 1 minute Under a new final rule adopted by the FAA, aviation medical examiners will no longer issue student pilot certificates. Instead, new pilots will go through a similar process as private pilots, receiving their hard plastic student pilot certificates in the mail. As expected, the FAA dropped an earlier proposal to require photos on pilot certificates. […]

General Aviation Leaders Air Concerns Met in Washington Town Hall

Reading Time: 2 minutes A cross-section of general aviation industry leaders aired their key policy concerns in a Washington, D.C. town hall meeting hosted this week by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.). The meeting drew nearly two dozen leaders from associations, manufacturers, fixed-base operations, corporate flight departments, flight training providers, maintenance companies, educators and members of the legal community, among […]

World’s 38 Airlines With Lowest Airline Safety Ratings

Reading Time: 2 minutes When thinking about the range of qualities we look for in an airline, the ability to deliver us to our destination alive is at the top of the list. Safety is primary when flying: we want to travel on airlines that are rigorous about safety inspections, use innovative navigation technology, and adhere to basic best […]

FAA Failing To Ensure Airline Pilots Retain Flying Skills

Reading Time: 3 minutes The U.S. government is falling short in ensuring airline pilots keep up their flying skills and get full training on how to monitor sophisticated automated control systems in cockpits, according to the Transportation Department’s internal watchdog. Most modern airline flying is done through automated systems that pilots closely monitor. Pilots typically use manual flying skills […]

Air Traffic System Update at American’s Charlotte Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes FAA and NASA will try to fix antiquated air traffic system at American’s Charlotte Hub. Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the second busiest hub for the world’s biggest airline, has been designated as the site for a unique effort by NASA to update the country’s antiquated air traffic management system. NASA’s effort, called ATD2 for airspace […]

CAE Gains Regulatory Approval for CSeries FFS

Reading Time: 4 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and CAE announced today that Transport Canada, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have awarded Interim Level C qualification on the full-flight simulator (FFS), and qualified the flight training device (FTD) for the all-new CS100 aircraft. Officials from each of the authorities granted their respective […]

Boeing Fined $US12m Over FAA Violations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing has been ordered by the US Federal Aviation Administration to pay a $US 12 million fine to the US Treasury after reaching settlement over 13 pending and potential civil penalties. If it fails to comply with the agreement it can be fined up to $24m over the next five years. Settlement stems from two […]

Senate Passes Third-Class Medical Reform

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Senate has passed the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBR2), moving the much-anticipated third-class FAA medical reform bill one step closer to reality. The news came only days after the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved the bill. The new medical requirements, should the bill pass the House, would ensure most pilots […]