An investigation conducted by the Transportation Department's
acting Inspector General (IG) found that three FAA executives (one
now retired) knew after the fact that testimony presented to the
9/11 Commission in 2003 was, in fact, false, but they made no
effort to correct it.
Company Expects Four Months To VFR Cert; IFR To
The first FAA certification-spec Seawind 300C took to the skies
last month from Quebec's Saint Jean Airport -- an occasion the
company expects will mark the beginning of the end to its lengthy
path towards FAA certification.
Discussion of runway length has been very much in the public eye
this week, but after last December's overrun accident of a
Southwest 737 off a snow-filled runway, the FAA immediately went to
work analyzing runway length decisions.
The pilot of an American Eagle flight on approach to land
early Friday at Los Angeles International Airport had to execute a
go-around, after a chartered news helicopter appeared near the Saab
340's flight path.
50 mph winds forced officials to cancel the 7th leg of the Red
Bull Air Race World Series in Longleat, England on Saturday,
September 2nd. Under Red Bull rules, qualifying results become
official results in the event a race is cancelled. That means
British racer Paul Bonhomme's qualifying run on Friday, the fastest
of the group, earns him his first Red Bull race win.
ELITE Simulation Solutions has received FAA approval of its
RTF-B portable Aviation Training Device (ATD). The new RTF-B Basic
ATD is the first such system specifically designed to provide truly
practical portability and is the latest addition in ELITE's
expanding fleet of approved training devices.
EAA's Sport Pilot tour is visiting Lawrence Municipal Airport in
North Andover, MA on Sep 9 -- all activities start at 9:00am. The
tour stop is one of several the EAA is making across the country to
promote sport aviation and sport aircraft in the US.
When making a certificates-and-ratings transition look to the
regulations for ways to combine as many of the requirements as
necessary, to speed up the process and make the change as
inexpensively as possible.
“The association is very pleased with the FAA’s
decision to issue this recommendation through a SAFO and not
through inappropriate regulation by notice or OpSpec [operational
specification.] No federal agency is above the rulemaking process
and the requirements of the Administrative Procedures
Source: NATA President James K. Coyne,
commenting on Friday's issuance of a Safety Alert for Operators
(SAFO) titled “Landing Distance Assessment at Time of Arrival