The Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy says the
FAA's charity/sightseeing notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) is
filled with incomplete or questionable data and needs to be
withdrawn. In formal comments submitted to FAA Administrator Marion
Blakey, the Office of Advocacy says the agency failed to accurately
account for the economic impact of the proposed rule, formally
known as the National Air Tours Standards, or how many small
businesses it would force to close.
Cessna says its Citation CJ3's standard avionics package has
been significantly improved. All Citation CJ3s will now come
equipped with a standard FMS performance database.
The new standard FMS performance database will provide takeoff and
landing performance data at customer's fingertips.
For Brian Templeton of Waterford (MI), the end of the world came
in the form of a flat spin from which he simply could not
That's what witnesses to the March 25th accident told the NTSB
about the crash of a Royal Air Freight Mitsubishi MU-2B near
Pittsfield (MA). And radar data seems to confirm that, in the span
of less than a minute, Templeton's aircraft plummeted more than
Recently, the TSA released two Security Directives (SDs)
applicable to international passenger and cargo operations. All
members subject to the Twelve-Five Standard Security Program
(TFSSP) should have already obtained the SD applicable to their
operations. NATA recommends that operators take immediate action to
comply with the new requirements.