The FAA Tuesday said yes to a request from the US Forest Service
to inspect 33 grounded aerial firefighting tankers grounded last
week to see if any can be returned for service. But for one Arizona
congressman, that's not good enough.
Major Boost in Exhibitor and Attendee Participation Over
The 2004 rendition of the NATA/PAMA AS3 annual convention and
tradeshow (now run by an independent organization) is off to a new
and greater start than previously seen. Boasting strong attendance
from both exhibitors as well as attendees, the AS3 show has become
a focal point for aviation services, FBOs and the aviation
The obvious need to continue ramp security education and the
insurance industry's scrutiny of the aviation business, has
prompted Air BP Aviation Services to develop and offer a security
and safety training program to assist Air BP Dealers, General
Aviation personnel and FBOs.
Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP) has launched ATP
NavigatorV, a regulatory information service that incorporates the
advanced capabilities of a new software platform. ATP Navigator V
improves maintenance organizations' ability to cut the cost and
time associated with accessing and compiling regulatory data by
introducing a streamlined user interface, simplified work flow, and
robust functionality in conjunction with the industry s most
complete and current collection of regulatory documents.
Even with indications that the aviation sector is picking up,
Bombardier says it's closing its service center in Indianapolis
(IN) on October 1st. The announcement means about 90 workers --
many of them highly-skilled -- will get their walking papers soon,
according to the Indianapolis Star.
ARSA: Thousands of Small Businesses Will Be Affected
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is preparing to
drastically increase the scope of its antidrug and alcohol misuse
testing program. These rules apply when maintenance or other
safety-sensitive functions are performed in the United States
directly or by contract for US air carriers.