Huerta, LaHood Say Battery Certification Process Is Being Examined
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and DOT Secretary Ray LaHood issued a joint statement late Thursday indicating that Boeing is being given permission to conduct test flights with its beleaguered 787 Dreamliner.
Company 'Remains Committed' To Working With The Board To Get Dreamliners Flying Again
Boeing issued a statement late Thursday saying it welcomes the progress reported by the NTSB in the 787 investigation, including that the NTSB has identified the origin of the event as having been within the battery.
Schiff, Feinstein, Boxer Introduce Measure To Regulate Helo Traffic Over L.A. Neighborhoods
The fight over helicopter flight corridors in the Los Angels area is about to heat up again. Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and California Senators Dianne Feinstein (D) and Barbara Boxer (D) have introduced legislation that would require the FAA to establish specific, restrictive flight corridors for helicopter traffic over the city.
Ripple Effect From Battery Issue May Begin To Effect Deliveries
Boeing has alerted a possible delay in the delivery of Norwegian’s first 787 Dreamliner. The aircraft was scheduled to be delivered in late April. The June delivery may also be affected. In the event that the 787 is not operational in time for Norwegian’s services to New York and Bangkok replacement long-haul aircraft will be leased to ensure that flights are operated as planned.
International Bureau Of Aviation (IBA) Sees Increased Willingness By Lenders To Finance Corporate Aircraft
Driven by the ‘business tool’ aspect of ownership, IBA has seen a steady increase in lender appetite for bizav aircraft over the last two years. Some lenders will only finance corporate aircraft for existing clients while others are more open.
Has Provided The Agency With Proposed Schedules As Required By Its Application
Alaska Airlines is working with the FAA to add Paine Field in Everett, WA, as an authorized airport for the carrier's operations. This is a required step if the carrier were to begin jet service out of the regional airport at some point in the future. As required by its application, Alaska Airlines is providing the FAA with a proposed schedule over the next five years that could include 28 round-trip jet flights a week.
Regional Carrier Announced Plans To Purchase Larger Embraer Jets In January
The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l. (ALPA), the union that represents the American Eagle pilots, has filed a formal objection to the capacity purchase agreement recently announced between American Airlines and Republic Airways. The objection was filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Leather Jacket Will Be Presented To An 'Instrument Master' Each Year Beginning In 2014
A special brown leather flight jacket will be awarded annually to one outstanding General Aviation Instrument Pilot for his or her safety, proficiency and contributions in helping other pilots in their quest to “Master the Art of Instrument Navigation.” This recognition will be a prestigious award similar to the “Green Jacket” award in professional golf.
"The FAA will permit Boeing to conduct test flights of 787 aircraft to gather additional data. These test flights will be an important part of our efforts to ensure the safety of passengers and return these aircraft to service." Source: Joint statement from FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and DOT Secretary Ray LaHood.