Tag: FAA

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 […]

HondaJet Is A Game-Changer For The Business Aviation Market

Reading Time: 5 minutes Even as the new HondaJet HA-420 was going through its paces for certification, the industry knew it would be a game changer. “It is the high performance sports car in the sky,” said AirInsight Partner Ernest Arvai, after the aircraft was granted Part 23 certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last week. In addition […]

FAA Announces Small UAS Registration Rule

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a streamlined and user-friendly web-based aircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft (UAS) weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) and less than 55 pounds (approx. 25 kilograms) including payloads such as on-board cameras. The Registration Task Force delivered recommendations to FAA […]

FAA Administrator at Redbird 2015 – Flight Training and Simulators

Reading Time: 1 minute Straight From The Boss – Clearing Up Questions About FlightSim Training At the Redbird Migration 2015, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta was featured as the keynote speaker, and he also entertained questions. In this case, the question comes from Craig Fuller, the Chairman of Redbird Flight Simulations. Fuller brought up the topic of allowing simulator training […]

Drone Registry Recommendations Under Attack

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to the Washington Post 700 close calls with drones have been reported by pilots this year, a figure which is double that of 2014, while in 2013 the reports were virtually non-existent. For some time the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been preparing recommendations for the registration of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) […]

Airbus A320neo Receives EASA and FAA Type Certifications

Reading Time: 2 minutes The world’s best-selling single aisle aircraft, the A320neo, has received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on 24th November 2015. The certified aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney Pure Power PW1100G-JM engines. The EASA A320neo type Certificate was signed by EASA’s Certification Director Trevor Woods […]

Task Force Recommended to Register UAV Owners with FAA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) owners should be required to register their name and physical address with FAA, a task force has recommended. The Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Registration Task Force created in October by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) submitted its recommendations to DOT and FAA Nov. 21. DOT and FAA will review […]

FAA’s UAV Registration Task Force Moves Forward

Reading Time: 2 minutes FAA’s unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) registration task force, which began its work Tuesday, has until Nov. 20 to come up with recommendations on how consumers should register small UAS and what products should be excluded. With estimates that 700,000 consumer UAVs could be sold by year end, “we need to get something in place quickly,” […]