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New pilot training rules have been issued by the FAA that will affect pilots training for the Airline Transport Pilot certificate, and those pilots that are already employed by an airline. The final rule stems, in part, from the crash of Colgan Air 3407 in February 2009, and addresses a Congressional mandate in the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010. The private owners of Solberg Airport, a public-use airport, in Readington Township, New Jersey have been fighting an ongoing legal battle with the township board t
Releases Proposals Designed To Remove Unnecessary Bureaucracy
The U.K. government and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have announced plans to strip away unnecessary bureaucracy for the U.K. general aviation sector. Some of the proposed changes were suggested during the General Aviation Red Tape Challenge (RTC), which found that the current regulatory regime is often impractical and too prescriptive.
Blakey: FAA Making 'Significant Progress' Toward Meeting A Congressional Mandate
The Aerospace Industries Association is solidly behind the FAA's "Roadmap for Integration of Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the National Airspace System (NAS)." FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta addressed the roadmap—which outlines the concrete actions needed to enable UAS integration into the NAS—at a Civil UAS Forum Thursday hosted by AIA’s President and Chief Executive Officer Marion C. Blakey.
Makers Of The Thatcher CX4 Getting Set To Test The CX5
Dave Thatcher of Pensacola, FL has a new project just about ready to get off the ground. The 81-year-old aircraft mechanic and designer has stretched his CX4 single place design, and is getting ready to begin offering kits for a two-place CX5.
Named One of Five Distinguished Statesmen Of Aviation For 2013 By The NAA
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) will honor Helicopter Association International (HAI) President Matt Zuccaro as a 2013 Distinguished Statesman of Aviation— one of five so named. The NAA established the award — which will be presented on Tuesday, November 12 — in 1954 to “honor outstanding Americans who, by their efforts over a period of years, have made contributions of significant value to aeronautics and have reflected credit upon America and themselves.”
Launch Customer Air New Zealand Announces Likely Route For The First Airplane
The second Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner completed a successful 4-hour, 18-minute first flight Thursday. The airplane, known as ZB002, departed Paine Field in Everett, WA, at 0806 PST and landed at 1224 local time at Seattle's Boeing Field.
Florida Resident And Former Naval Aviator Seen As A Strong Business Leader
Dr. John B. “Jack” Mowell has been elected as Chairman of the Board for Aspen Avionics. Dr. Mowell, a Tallahassee, FL resident, is a diversified business executive in the fields of aviation, the life sciences and oil and gas. He became an investor in and joined the Aspen board of directors on October 11, 2012.
Airbus has achieved assembly of the engine pylon for the first A320neo to fly. The pylon, which has just been completed at the dedicated pylon facility in St Eloi in Toulouse, is the first major airframe component assembly to take place for the NEO program.
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