Tag: FAA

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 […]

Gulfstream G500 Completes Flutter Testing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the Gulfstream G500 has completed flutter testing, achieving another milestone in the new aircraft’s flight-test program. The first G500 test aircraft, T1, performed the tests over the course of more than 50 flights. “The G500 has accomplished a great deal since we launched the flight-test program in May 2015,” said […]

Donald Trump’s Plane Makes Emergency Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute Private 757 reports engine trouble before landing safely in Nashville en route to Little Rock, Arkansas. Donald Trump’s plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday because of engine trouble. The Boeing 757 was on its way from Mr Trump’s home base of New York to Little Rock, Arkansas, where […]

Shuster Proposes FAA Reauthorization Bill Removing ATC From FAA

Reading Time: 2 minutes US House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) has proposed legislation that would remove the operation and management of US air traffic control (ATC) from FAA. The centerpiece of a seven-year reauthorization of FAA proposed Feb. 3 by Shuster is the creation of a “federally chartered, fully independent, not-for-profit corporation” to […]

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 […]