FAA Issues Final Rule to Improve Helicopter Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a final rule that requires helicopter operators, including air ambulances, to have stricter flight rules and procedures, improved communications, training, and additional on-board safety equipment. The rule represents the most significant improvements to helicopter safety in decades and responds to government’s and industry’s concern … Czytaj dalej

Secretary Foxx Announces 10 New Members to FAA Management Advisory Council

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx today appointed 10 new members to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Management Advisory Council (MAC). The council advises the FAA on management, policy, spending and regulatory matters. The 10 new members are: Steve Alterman, president, Cargo Airline Association; Bill Ayer, former chairman, Alaska Air Group; Montie Brewer, former president … Czytaj dalej

FAA has determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices

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 … Czytaj dalej

FAA Upgrades Ukraine’s Aviation Safety Rating to Category 1

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that Ukraine complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), based on the results of a July FAA review of Ukraine’s civil aviation authority. Ukraine is now upgraded to Category 1 from the Category 2 safety rating the country … Czytaj dalej

FAA Awards $40 Million to New Center of Excellence For Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected a team of universities to lead a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) for alternate jet fuels and the environment. Led by Washington State University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the COE will explore ways to meet the … Czytaj dalej

Jest decyzja FAA w sprawie baterii dla samolotu Boeing 787 Dreamliner

US Federal Aviation Administration zaakceptowała 19 kwietnia 2013 roku ulepszenia systemu baterii pokładowych dla samolotów Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Decyzja ta umożliwia dalsze działania dla firmy Boeing i jej odbiorców z linii lotniczych (w tym PLL LOT) mające na celu wdrożenie poprawionego systemu do wyprodukowanych już maszyn. Co ważne, podjęte w piątek decyzje przez FAA nie … Czytaj dalej