The FAA’s Regulatory Consistency Communication Board (RCCB) will provide clarification on the application of regulations. Will the 7,000 who apply the FARs follow its directives?
The Aircraft Certification Service Transformation will realign more than 1,300 professionals to execute the new Part 23 certification strategy. Why and what may this new personnel approach look like?
The FAA issued the much anticipated Final Rule on December 16 with much fanfare and considerable industry praise, but why did it take so long?
Cirrus Vision Jet, the world’s first single engine Personal Jet, with new levels of safety, has been certificated by the FAA. How much more quickly would these advances have been available IF the new Part 23 had not been delayed?
Given Foxx’s purview of the FAA and his involvement with the NTSB, his message would have been more realistic in defining the risks by citing their relevant experiences. More importantly, by suggesting that the FAA and/or NTSB might be useful collateral assets to the auto manufacturers, the challenges might be minimized.
For existing and prospective Part 125 operators, it would be worthwhile to voluntarily implement SMS, though not required yet by 14 CFR Part 5, it establishes the best means of reducing the risks to your high profile passengers and your aircraft. From multiple perspectives, SMS is cost beneficial to your Part 125.
The HondaJet 420 received a Production Certificate and now only needs an Airworthiness Certificate to fly this new bird.
A day before the FAA moved its Final Rule off its plate, Terrafugia cleared one significant regulatory hurdle on its way to filling the skies with cars.