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HAI: GA Pilot Protection Act Good for Growing the Pilot Population
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:18:00 -0500
A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, has the potential to significantly lower one of the barriers for prospective pilots. The General Aviation Pilot Protection Act (H.R. 3708), introduced by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-N.Y.) and Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), and co-sponsored by four additional members of the House General Aviation Caucus, would direct the FAA to revise or issue new regulations that would allow pilots to fly aircraft up to six-place aircraft weighing less than 6,000 lbs. using the same driver’s license standard for medical certification that currently applies only to Sport Pilot certificate holders. "We strongly support this legislation," said HAI President Matt Zuccaro.
AMEs Weigh In On Sleep Apnea Policy
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:22:00 -0500
The Civil Aviation Medical Association (CAMA), representing the aviation medical examiners (AMEs) who perform FAA medicals, has written to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, objecting to a proposed change in medical certification policy without ordinary rulemaking procedures. CAMA says the policy change goes beyond the scope of the service AMEs provide and is not based on scientific evidence.
News from FlightSafety International
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:31:00 -0500
FlightSafety International has named Kelly Allender Manager of the company’s Learning Center in Dallas, Texas and has promoted Randy Annett to Manager of the Learning Center in Tucson, Arizona.
Budget Deal Inching Closer to Passage
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:25:00 -0500
The House is expected to pass the deal brokered by House and Senate Budget Committee chairs Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Thursday, December 12. While Republican leaders and senior GOP senators are balking at the budget deal, arguing that it hikes spending too high without demanding more immediate cuts in return, the bill is expected to clear both the House and Senate.
Bell Helicopter Announces New Helicopter Assembly Facility in Louisiana
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:55:00 -0500
LaFayette, La. (December 10, 2013) — Gov. Bobby Jindal and Bell Helicopter CEO John Garrison announced the company will build its new SLS helicopter line at Lafayette Regional Airport, leading to the first modern-era aircraft assembly facility in Louisiana history.
News from Waypoint Leasing
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:03:00 -0500
Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited announced that it has signed a deal to supply 13 helicopters to CHC, and that it has taken delivery of two Eurocopter EC225s for sale and lease back to Bond Helicopters Australia.
News from Pentastar Aviation
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:57:00 -0500
Pentastar Aviation has completed three 600-hour inspections on EC-155 aircraft in a medical configuration. These are the inaugural inspections on EC-155’s used in air medical transport. “The recent EC-155 inspections reflect our dedication to meeting the unique and specific needs of our medical transport customers,” said Greg Schmidt, President & CEO, Pentastar Aviation.
NOTAM Issued for New York City
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:47:00 -0500
The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the New York City area for Saturday, Dec. 14. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.
UTair Selects Swiss AviationSoftware for Software Solutions
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:27:00 -0500
UTair Aviation has selected the Swiss software provider Swiss AviationSoftware to support its aircraft MRO and continuing airworthiness, in particular to create a unified joined platform solution for aircraft maintenance.
SkyTrac Demonstrates Real-Time Flight Exceedances
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:51:00 -0500
SkyTrac Systems is pleased to announce the successful flight test of their Flight Data Monitoring system in a Bell 212 with Skyline Helicopters Ltd. SkyTrac's engineers were on site to conduct a test flight with Skyline to demonstrate rotor and engine component exceedances.
News from Night Flight Concepts
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:33:00 -0500
Night Flight Concepts completes annual recurrent NVG training with Helidosa Aviation Group. The annual training supports the pilots of the Helidosa Aviation Group and their on-going EMS flight operations program. The Georgia State Highway Patrol recently began a Night Vision Goggles maintenance service with Night Flight Concepts.
AMT Employer Award Applications Now Available
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:50:00 -0500
The National Air Transportation Association announces that applications for the 2014 Aviation Maintenance Technician Employer Award Program are now available. This award program is designed to recognize companies that employ aviation maintenance technicians and encourages and supports AMT training.
AJW Group Appoints New Chief Technical Officer
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:24:00 -0500
The AJW Board of Directors has appointed Deepak Sharma to the position of Chief Technical Officer for AJW Group. In addition to supervising the streamlining and expansion of the Company's MRO and Technical capabilities, Sharma will now be the executive director responsible for AJW Singapore.
Budget Deal Averts January U.S. Government Shutdown
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:47:00 -0500
Chair of the U.S. Senate Budget Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) have released a compromise budget plan to avert another government shutdown, replacing the sequester, and providing certainty on spending not been seen in Washington for several years.