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Leonardo: Intermountain Healthcare adds another AW109 GrandNew for EMS operations in U.S.

Sixth AW109 GrandNew to join Intermountain Healthcare’s expanding fleet Intermountain Healthcare’s Life Flight air ambulance program is the only civilian-operated air ambulance service in the U.S. to operate an FAA-approved external load hoist rescue operation  Over 390 AW109 Grand/GrandNews sold in more than 40 countries to over 240 customers  Leonardo announced at the Air Medical… Read More ›

CAAS, EASA and AIRBUS collaborate to advance safety of unmanned aircraft systems in urban environments

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus have agreed to collaborate in the development of safety standards and regulatory requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in urban environments. The tripartite Project Document, which lays out the areas of collaboration, was signed by representatives from CAAS, EASA and… Read More ›

EASA’s re-written CS-23 revolutionary, paves the way for a new era in general aviation, GA industry says

EASA Certification Director Trevor Woods presented EASA’s re-written CS-23 certification rules for small aircraft at AERO today, pointing out that the ‘EASA CS-23 are new, smart and flexible rules, prepared with and for a safe innovative GA industry’. The reorganised CS-23 remove design limitations for manufacturers and thus open the way to innovation. Also GA… Read More ›

NBAA Welcomes Industry-Recommended Changes to RVSM Certification Process.

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) welcomed changes enacted on Jan. 27 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that will streamline the process for operators seeking to receive a letter of authorization (LOA) for operations in Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM) airspace above 28,000 feet MSL.NBAA representatives, who first brought the challenges related to RVSM authorization to… Read More ›

AOPA formally opposes ECi cylinder AD.

AOPA has filed formal comments asking the FAA to withdraw a proposed airworthiness directive (AD) that could affect thousands of ECi cylinders. The association’s Dec. 11 comments warn that the drastic course proposed by the AD isn’t supported by the data, could cost much more than the FAA estimates, and has the potential to cause more safety… Read More ›

CESSNA’S TTX RECEIVES TYPE CERTIFICATION IN BRAZIL.

Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has received type certification of the all-composite TTx aircraft in Brazil from the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil. Deliveries of the world’s fastest certified single-engine fixed-gear aircraft to customers in Brazil commenced in November at Cessna’s facility in Independence, Kansas. The TTx gained U.S. type certification from… Read More ›

FAA to Allow Airlines to Expand Use of Personal Electronics.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta today announced that the FAA has determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight, and is immediately providing the airlines with implementation guidance. Due to differences among fleets and operations, the implementation will… Read More ›

FAA Extends NBAA’s Small Aircraft Exemption for Members.

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently agreed to continue allowing small aircraft operators that are Members of the Association to take advantage offlexibility usually available only to operators of larger, turbine-powered airplanes. The agency issued a two-year renewal for Exemption 7897, more commonly known as “NBAA’s Small… Read More ›

Boeing Statement on U.S. National Transportation Safety Board 787 Investigation Update.

Boeing (NYSE: BA) welcomes the progress reported by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in the 787 investigation, including that the NTSB has identified the origin of the event as having been within the battery. The findings discussed today demonstrated a narrowing of the focus of the investigation to short circuiting observed in the battery,… Read More ›

U.S. Aviation Industry, FAA Share Safety Information with NTSB to Help Prevent Accidents.

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), airlines and aviation labor unions today announced a partnership with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to share summarized safety information that could help prevent accidents. The information, shared through an initiative called the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) Executive Board, will help the NTSB… Read More ›

Gulfstream G650 Receives Type Certificate.

    Ultra-Long-Range Aircraft Sets New Standard For Aviation.   Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650 business-jet aircraft received a type certificate today from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certification verifies the airworthiness of the aircraft’s design. Gulfstream expects to deliver the first fully outfitted G650 business jets to customers before year-end. The… Read More ›

GULFSTREAM DELIVERS 600th PLANEVIEW COCKPIT.

    Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently delivered the 600th Gulfstream business jet aircraft equipped with the innovative PlaneView™ cockpit, achieving the milestone just nine years after the flight deck was first delivered. Additionally, the company has installed more than 250 synthetic vision systems and enhanced navigation systems. The deliveries solidify the manufacturer’s technological leadership position… Read More ›

Commercial Space Flight Lifting Off.

    The opportunity to travel into space may be here sooner than many people thought according to a study the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Space Florida released today.  Based on a market forecast for reusable suborbital rockets, more than 10,000 commercial opportunities may be available in the next decade for a person to… Read More ›

Nextant Aerospace To Display 400XT Aircraft At Durban Air Show.

    Leading Aviation Showcase Included on the Nextant 400XT’s First Visit to Africa.   Nextant Aerospace, the maker of the Nextant 400XT, the world’s only FAA-certified remanufactured business jet, today announced that it will be displaying the 400XT on a tour of South African venues, including the Durban Air Show, a leading global aviation… Read More ›

Chromalloy Aircraft Engine Component repair station in Europe receives ‘Approved Organization Exposition’ certificate from Japan Aviation Bureau.

Chromalloy announced today that the company’s turbine engine component repair station in The Netherlands has received Approved Organization Exposition (AOE) certification from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB). “The AOE certificate allows the station in Tilburg to provide Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Designated Engineering Representative (DER) repairs on All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan… Read More ›

GULFSTREAM G650 COMPLETES CERTIFICATION MILESTONES FOR SPEEDS, HYDRAULICS AND FLY-BY-WIRE FLIGHT CONTROLS.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650continues to make significant progress in the flight-test program on the path to type certification later this year from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). As of Jan. 25, the four aircraft in the flight-test program had accumulated more than 2,675 flight hours over 820… Read More ›

NBAA, AOPA, EAA Welcome FAA’s Decision to Fully Restore BARR Availability.

Three leading general aviation organizations today welcomed plans announced by government officials for lifting restrictions on a program that allows aircraft owners and operators to “opt out” from having their flight information broadcast over the internet. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that, effective immediately, those wanting to enroll aircraft in the Block Aircraft… Read More ›

Press Release – FAA Proposes $180,000 Civil Penalty Against Evergreen International Airlines.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a civil penalty of $180,000 against Evergreen International Airlines, Inc, of McMinnville, Ore., for allegedly operating aircraft on seven flights in 2009 when the pilots on those flights had not been trained in accordance with the airline’s approved training program. The FAA alleged Evergreen failed to conduct the… Read More ›

FAA Proposes $1 Million in Civil Penalties Against Pinnacle Airlines.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing $1,042,500 in civil penalties against Pinnacle Airlines, Inc., of Memphis, Tenn., for allegedly operating two aircraft on a combined 63 flights when they were not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges Pinnacle operated a Canadair Regional Jet on 23 flights between April 30 and May… Read More ›

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