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FAA Proposes $54,000 Civil Penalty Against Interscience for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

Friday, September 8, 2017
By George Hatcher
FAA Proposes $54,000 Civil Penalty Against Interscience for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

WASHINGTON, DC– The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $54,000 civil penalty against Interscience of Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France, for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations. The FAA alleges that on December 21, 2016, Interscience offered six plastic bottles of flammable liquid disinfectant spray to American Airlines for shipment by air from... »

FAA Proposes $50,000 Civil Penalty Against DebMed USA for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

Friday, September 8, 2017
By George Hatcher
FAA Proposes $50,000 Civil Penalty Against DebMed USA for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

WASHINGTON, DC–The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $50,000 civil penalty against DebMed USA LLC, of Charlotte, North Carolina, for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations. The FAA alleges that on June 22, 2016, DebMed offered 142 lithium metal batteries to American Airlines for transportation by air from Dallas-Fort Worth... »

FAA Press Release: New Certification Rule for Small Airplanes Becomes Effective

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
By George Hatcher
FAA Press Release: New Certification Rule for Small Airplanes Becomes Effective

New Certification Rule for Small Airplanes Becomes Effective On August 30, the final rule overhauling airworthiness standards for general aviation airplanes published in December of 2016 officially went into effect. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects this rule will enable faster installation of innovative, safety-enhancing technologies into small airplanes, while reducing costs for the... »

Update to “Cold Temperature Restricted Airports” list

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
By George Hatcher
Update to “Cold Temperature Restricted Airports” list

Subject: Update to “Cold Temperature Restricted Airports” list located in Notice to Airmen Publication (NTAP) Graphic Notices. www/faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/notices. Purpose: This publication provides operators with information related to cold temperature altitude restrictions. It contains the addition and subtraction of airports to the Cold Temperature Restricted Airports list located in the NTAP. Background: In response to... »

$290.6 Million in Infrastructure Grants

Monday, July 17, 2017
By George Hatcher

U.S. DOT Announces $290.6 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 105 Airports WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the FAA is awarding $ 290.6 million in airport infrastructure grants to 105 airports. The airport grant program funds airport infrastructure projects, runways, taxiways, and airport signage, lighting, and markings. “AIP grants will allow airports... »

FAA and Singapore Sign Aviation Safety Agreement

Thursday, July 13, 2017
By George Hatcher
FAA and Singapore Sign Aviation Safety Agreement

FAA and Singapore Sign Aviation Safety Agreement SINGAPORE—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a milestone Maintenance Agreement Guidance (MAG) yesterday with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). The agreement allows for mutual surveillance conducted on certified repair stations located abroad for each of the agreement partners. It provides guidance for the implementation of... »

#FAA What might happen if a drone hits a person on the ground?

Saturday, April 29, 2017
By George Hatcher

What’s the risk of serious injury? Although the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) can’t yet definitively answer those questions, studies by a consortium of leading universities have made a start toward better understanding the risks of allowing small unmanned aircraft – or drones – to fly over people. The consortium that conducted the research includes... »

FAA Aviation Safety Rating for Kenya

Monday, February 27, 2017
By George Hatcher
FAA Aviation Safety Rating for Kenya

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has announced that Kenya complies with international safety standards. Kenya has been granted a Category 1 rating under the International Aviation Safety Assessment program. Kenya’s civil aviation authority meets International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. With a Category 1 rating, Kenyan air carriers can secure FAA... »

FAA and Santa Monica Settlement

Saturday, January 28, 2017
By George Hatcher
FAA and Santa Monica Settlement

WASHINGTON–The Federal Aviation Administration and Santa Monica, California agreed on the future of Santa Monica Airport.The city agrees to maintain continuous and stable operation of the airport until December 31, 2028. After that date, Santa Monica has the right to close the airport.Santa Monica can shorten the airport’s single runway from 4,973 to 3,500... »

Small Plane Crash-Landed in Reno

Thursday, May 26, 2016
By George Hatcher

A Cessna 182 plane crash-landed on McCarran Boulevard in Reno, Nevada, on May 24th. According to the FAA, the incident happened when the plane was attempting an emergency landing due to engine failure. No one was injured in the incident. The NTSB is investigating. Download article as PDF »

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