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FAA Administrator: Sequestration Not Over Yet
Fri, 17 May 2013 20:59:00 -0400
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said at a hearing that while he is grateful for the law Congress passed to end air traffic controller furloughs and stave off contract tower defunding, it "does not end the sequester. We will not enjoy the benefits or the stability that the FAA reauthorization provides until we find a sensible long-term solution."
House Judiciary Panel Holds UAV Hearing
Fri, 17 May 2013 20:54:00 -0400
Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives focused on the Fourth Amendment implications of domestic UAV surveillance at a hearing May 17, but did not get a unified message from witnesses on how to tackle the issue.
News from UTair
Fri, 17 May 2013 20:44:00 -0400
The UTair Aviation quarterly report for Q1 2013 reveals positive growth trends in the airline's activities and the strengthening of its position as one of the leaders on the Russian aviation market and the largest global helicopter operator. An agreement signed May 16 gives the green light for operations of 20 Russian built Mil helicopters in the fleet of UTair Group subsidiary Helicopteros del Sur based in Peru.
House Republicans Prepare for Debt Ceiling Fight
Fri, 17 May 2013 20:32:00 -0400
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives held a meeting this week where they discussed what their objective should be in the upcoming debate over the debt ceiling, with plans to introduce a measure before the August recess.
Helicopter Crash: Nigerian Airforce Releases Preliminary Report
Fri, 17 May 2013 20:25:00 -0400
Abuja, Nigeria (Nigerian Observer) - The Nigerian Air Force has released the preliminary report on the investigation into the crashed Mi-24B helicopter, which occurred on May 9 at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Port Harcourt.
CG Pilot in Training has Dramatic First Rescue
Fri, 17 May 2013 20:20:00 -0400
Corpus Christi, Texas (military.com) — A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew conducting a training flight was diverted to rescue a man clinging to a telephone pole in the water May 14 in South Bay, Port Aransas, Texas.
House Group Nearing Immigration Deal
Fri, 17 May 2013 20:16:00 -0400
A bipartisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives that is working toward a comprehensive immigration reform proposal is nearing consensus.
Guidance Aviation President Named Person of Year by SBA
Fri, 17 May 2013 20:06:00 -0400
John Stonecipher, President, CEO of Guidance Aviation, accepted the Arizona Small Business Administration's Person of The Year Award from the State's SBA CEO, Rick Murray and National SBA District Director, Robert Blaney, during the State's SBA 20th Annual Enterprise Business Awards at the Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Preliminary Accident Report: Ocean Shores, Wash.
Fri, 17 May 2013 19:55:00 -0400
The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its preliminary report for the accident involving a Robinson R44 used during a Part 91 flight in Ocean Shores, Wash., on April 12.
Obamacare Repeal Bill Passed
Fri, 17 May 2013 19:39:00 -0400
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the 37th repeal of the Affordable Care Act up on May 17. The legislation passed 229-195, with Reps. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) and Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.) breaking rank to vote with Republicans.
DART to Launch Rear Locker Extender for Bell 206 and 407
Fri, 17 May 2013 19:28:00 -0400
DART Aerospace announces that the Rear Locker Extender that increases the baggage compartment capacity by 21" is now FAA and TCCA approved for Bell 206A/B/L/L1/L3/L4 and 407 aircraft.
IRS Will Suspend FET Assessments Until Guidance Developed
Fri, 17 May 2013 19:21:00 -0400
Helicopter Association International reports that the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has determined that tax assessments as a result of federal excise tax audits will be suspended while the agency works on additional guidance.
News from Eurocopter
Fri, 17 May 2013 19:14:00 -0400
Eurocopter's EC135 will perform medical airlift duties throughout Turkey with a fleet of 17 helicopters to be flown by the Turkish Aeronautical Association's THK Gökçen Aviation commercial arm. Eurocopter has officially opened its new Systemhaus helicopter development center at Donauwörth, Germany, in the presence of Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer.
Interior Releases New Fracking Rule
Fri, 17 May 2013 19:02:00 -0400
The U.S. Department of the Interior on May 16 released a revised proposal to regulate the controversial oil and gas development process of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," when it occurs on public lands.