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US Government passes bill to improve FAA NOTAM system after recent meltdown

US Government passes bill to improve FAA NOTAM system after recent meltdown

30-Jan-2023Source: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A bill to improve the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) pilot safety notification system, and two bills to improve and increase transparency in federal programs for disaster assistance, were approved today by the U.S. House of Representatives today.  The aviation bill to address the NOTAM (Notice to Air Mission) system follows the January 11, 2023, NOTAM... Read more

FAA certifies Garmin GI 275 on Airbus AS350

FAA certifies Garmin GI 275 on Airbus AS350

6-Jan-2023Source: Garmin

Garmin (NYSE: GRMN), announced Supplemental Type Certification (STC) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the GI 275 electronic flight instrument in Airbus AS350 helicopters. A powerful solution for helicopter owners and operators, the GI 275 is a scalable, cost-conscious approach to an avionics upgrade that is a direct replacement for a variety of legacy primary... Read more

Jaunt Air Mobility sets sights on FAA Certification requirements

Jaunt Air Mobility sets sights on FAA Certification requirements

22-Dec-2022Source: Jaunt Air Mobility

Martin Peryea, EVP, and GM of Electric Air Mobility of the AIRO Group, continues to lead Jaunt toward success in the emerging world of eVTOL players. “The eVTOL [electric vertical takeoff and landing] industry in 2022 has demonstrated that the market for air taxis is indeed coming, and the regulatory community is facing the challenges... Read more

Virginia Tech invited to join international drone research alliance

Virginia Tech invited to join international drone research alliance

21-Dec-2022Source: Virgina Tech

Virginia Tech has been invited to join an elite consortium of universities to lead research that will help guide the safe integration of uncrewed aerial systems (UAS), or drones, into the national and international transportation infrastructure. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence, or ASSURE, is a research... Read more

Joby Completes Second of Four System Reviews with FAA

Joby Completes Second of Four System Reviews with FAA

20-Dec-2022Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, announced the completion of its second of four System Reviews required by the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) as part of the Company’s aircraft type certification program. The successful completion of the in-person, multi-day audit by the FAA last week at Joby’s facilities... Read more

UK Certification “Special Arrangement” to End in January

UK Certification “Special Arrangement” to End in January

16-Dec-2022Source: ARSA

On Dec. 8, the FAA and UK CAA issued a joint statement confirming the January 2023 termination of the Special Arrangement for Continuity in Aircraft Certification Projects. “The two-year transition period and this associated Special Arrangement will end on 01 January 2023,” the agencies said. “From that date, the provisions of the Special Arrangement will... Read more

Alpine Aerotech Develops H125 (AS350/355) Bear Paw

Alpine Aerotech Develops H125 (AS350/355) Bear Paw

15-Dec-2022Source: Alpine Aerotech

Alpine Aerotech announced that they have officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for their newest Bear Paw Kit, compatible with Airbus H125 (AS350/355) Rotorcraft. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) STC’s are currently pending. Aerotech provides Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul services in Western Canada and... Read more

Enstrom Helicopter Receives FAA Production Certificate

Enstrom Helicopter Receives FAA Production Certificate

14-Dec-2022Source: Enstrom Helicopter

The Enstrom Helicopter Corporation (Enstrom) is excited to announce that it has received FAA Production Certificate No. 26CE. Doug Smith, Enstrom’s VP of Quality Assurance, was on hand to receive the Production Certificate (PC) in person at the Minneapolis MIDO. The PC authorizes Enstrom to manufacture parts for all models of Enstrom helicopters, an important milestone for any... Read more

GA to benefit from FAA Weather Camera Program expansion

GA to benefit from FAA Weather Camera Program expansion

7-Dec-2022Source: APOA

The FAA Weather Camera Program is an expanding network of cameras designed to make general aviation safer. Pilots, air traffic controllers, and others in the aviation community can use the cameras for preflight planning and making that critical go/no-go decision. As the FAA plans to expand the network throughout the continental United States, the agency... Read more

Metro Aviation Enters Active Conformance Stage of SMS Voluntary Program

Metro Aviation Enters Active Conformance Stage of SMS Voluntary Program

6-Dec-2022Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation, the world’s largest traditional air medical operator, continues to demonstrate its commitment to safety with the recognition of the company’s “Fully Functional Safety Management System” by the FAA.   Metro became an early participant in the FAA’s Safety Management System (SMS) Pilot Project during its initial rollout and was the first operator to... Read more

BLR Black Hawk UH-60 FastFin System FAA Approval

BLR Black Hawk UH-60 FastFin System FAA Approval

2-Dec-2022Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace is pleased to announce it has received FAA STC SR02744SE approving its FastFin® System for the UH-60 helicopter. The kit is offered with an FAA certified flight manual supplement which includes significant increases in useful load along with increased maneuverability and  controllability margins commensurate with other BLR Certified FastFin® Systems. BLR’s patented FastFin... Read more

HAI Aerial Work Safety Conference Wraps Up With Important Government Updates

HAI Aerial Work Safety Conference Wraps Up With Important Government Updates

22-Nov-2022Source: HAI

US governmental presentations were on tap the second day of the conference, with a video from Idaho Sen. James E. Risch recognizing the value of helicopters in preventing and suppressing wildfires followed by updates from the FAA, the US Forest Service, and the US Department of the Interior. Day 2 of the HAI Aerial Work... Read more

NBAA Welcomes FAA Ruling on Expanding Aircraft Ownership Cycle

NBAA Welcomes FAA Ruling on Expanding Aircraft Ownership Cycle

22-Nov-2022Source: NBAA

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) direct final rule to extend the duration of aircraft registration certificates from three to seven years. “We applaud the FAA for hearing our concerns over the current requirements and making this change,” said NBAA Director of Flight Operations and Regulations Brian Koester.... Read more

Coptersafety full-flight simulators qualified to Level-D

Coptersafety full-flight simulators qualified to Level-D

9-Nov-2022Source: Coptersafety

Coptersafety’s H145 D-2, CAE AW139, and TRU AW139 full-flight simulators were qualified to Level-D by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Simulator Program (NSP). A Level-D qualification is only assigned to full-flight simulators that meet the highest standards by the FAA. This is the first H145 D-2 simulator qualified by the FAA outside of the... Read more

FAA make new appointment to Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee

FAA make new appointment to Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee

2-Nov-2022Source: ANRA Technologies

ANRA Technologies Founder and CEO, Amit Ganjoo, was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to the Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee (AAAC). Formerly known as the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC), the AAAC is a broad-based federal advisory committee that provides independent advice and recommendations to the FAA on key unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and advanced air mobility... Read more

FAA updates flying guidance of recreational drones

FAA updates flying guidance of recreational drones

26-Oct-2022Source: FAA

  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued guidance on how to become an FAA-recognized community-based organization for recreational drone flying. Under federal law, recreational drone flyers must follow the safety guidelines of a FAA-recognized community-based organization. The organization is required to develop its safety guidelines in coordination with the FAA and an... Read more

FAA approves insulated suspension lines and flash rate harnesses from Boost Systems

FAA approves insulated suspension lines and flash rate harnesses from Boost Systems

26-Oct-2022Source: Boost Systems

Boost Systems, the global leader in fully certified Human External Cargo Systems, Personnel Carrying Device Systems (PCDS), and related Training Services is pleased to announce their Insulated Suspension Lines and flash rated harnesses are now FAA Approved when used with other manufacturers’ Bell 206L/407 and MD369 dual hook systems. Utility HEC operators are now able... Read more

FAA and Japan to partner on AAM Certification

FAA and Japan to partner on AAM Certification

21-Oct-2022Source: FAA

  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) signed a Declaration of Cooperation to support future Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) aircraft development and operation. The declaration continues the safety agencies’ long partnership and formalizes ongoing discussions on certifying and validating new AAM aircraft, production, continued airworthiness, operations, and personnel licensing. “The FAA... Read more

FAA renames Drone Advisory Committee as scope widens to AAM

FAA renames Drone Advisory Committee as scope widens to AAM

21-Oct-2022Source: FAA

Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) is now the Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee (AAAC) The Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee (AAAC) is a broad-based federal advisory committee that provides independent advice and recommendations to the FAA on key unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and advanced air mobility (AAM) integration issues, interests and policies. The AAAC‘s work relates to the efficiency and safety... Read more

Archer to unveil production aircraft midnight™ on November 16th

Archer to unveil production aircraft midnight™ on November 16th

17-Oct-2022Source: Archer Aviation

  Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) announced that they will be unveiling Midnight, the company’s first production eVTOL aircraft, at an Open House event on November 16, 2022. The event will provide further details on the aircraft’s specifications and capabilities, including its proprietary electric powertrain system, as well as the company’s progress towards FAA certification... Read more

Mechanical Specialities awarded FAA STC for HEC Dual Cargo System for MD600N

Mechanical Specialities awarded FAA STC for HEC Dual Cargo System for MD600N

13-Oct-2022Source: Mechanical Specialities

  Mechanical Specialties, LLC has received revised FAA STC SR02713SE for the HEC Dual Cargo System for the MD Helicopters model 600N. “HELIUS LLC, has been a loyal cargo hook customer for years. We really appreciate all the help and patience during the certification process of the MD 600 HEC system. It is a far... Read more

NBAA AAM Roundtable Supports Development of FAA Vertiport Design Guidance

NBAA AAM Roundtable Supports Development of FAA Vertiport Design Guidance

11-Oct-2022Source: NBAA

  The FAA recently published a new engineering brief offering design guidance for the development of vertiports supporting advanced air mobility (AAM) operations, following extensive collaboration with members of the NBAA AAM Roundtable and other stakeholders in this emerging industry. Engineering Brief (EB) 105, “Vertiport Design,” outlines infrastructure requirements for facilities to be utilized by... Read more

HAI and GA Association Issue Joint Statement on EPA Finding

HAI and GA Association Issue Joint Statement on EPA Finding

11-Oct-2022Source: HAI

  The general aviation industry and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have a shared goal to rid lead from all aviation fuel used for piston-powered aircraft no later than 2030. The FAA and industry have come together under the EAGLE (Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions) banner to see this mission realized. The GA industry has... Read more

US passes legislation to level up FAA MRO standards outside US

US passes legislation to level up FAA MRO standards outside US

10-Oct-2022Source: US Transportation House

  Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) applauded the House passage of four bills under the jurisdiction of the committee, including his bill, the Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act. Chair DeFazio also joined Rep. André Carson (D-IN) in applauding the passage of Carson’s bill, the National Center for the Advancement of... Read more

FAA Seeks Additional Administrators for Recreational Drone Test

FAA Seeks Additional Administrators for Recreational Drone Test

10-Oct-2022Source: FAA

  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today opened the second application period for entities interested in serving as administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). Potential test administrators must submit their applications by Nov. 11, 2022. As drones become more popular and accessible, the FAA is committed to ensuring that... Read more

VAST Concludes Inaugural Safety Conference

VAST Concludes Inaugural Safety Conference

10-Oct-2022Source: VAST

  The inaugural edition of the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST) Global Conference has concluded in Hurst, Texas, USA, with solid reviews from attendees and presenters. The three-day event, which ran Oct. 4–6, 2022, focused on collaborative efforts to improve safety across all segments of the international VTOL aviation industry, including flight operations, maintenance, and—for... Read more

FAA Certifies NVG-Compatible Cockpit for R66

FAA Certifies NVG-Compatible Cockpit for R66

6-Oct-2022Source: Robinson

  On September 30th, Robinson received FAA certification for its Night Vision Google (NVG) compatible configuration on its R66 Police helicopter. For NVG compatibility, the helicopter’s interior and exterior lighting along with the aircraft’s instruments and avionics were evaluated to certify the helicopter for operation day or night with or without the use of NVGs.... Read more

Guardian Helicopters Achieves Stage 1 IS-BAO

Guardian Helicopters Achieves Stage 1 IS-BAO

6-Oct-2022Source: Guardian Helicopters

  Guardian Helicopters Inc (GHI), a leading utility FAA 135/133/137 helicopter services business in southern California, announced its operation has achieved Stage 1 registration for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO).   The IS-BAO is developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and its member associations and is a recommended voluntary code... Read more

Baldwin Becomes First Vendor for New Rotor ASIAS

Baldwin Becomes First Vendor for New Rotor ASIAS

30-Sep-2022Source: Baldwin

  Baldwin Safety & Compliance announced it has become the first accepted vendor for the Rotorcraft Community within the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (R-ASIAS) program. The platform for the rotorcraft community was developed by General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) for the FAA, also referred to as R-ASIAS. ASIAS was initially introduced to the... Read more

HAI Submits Testimony to Congress on FAA Reauthorization

HAI Submits Testimony to Congress on FAA Reauthorization

29-Sep-2022Source: HAI

  HAI President and CEO Jim Viola provided testimony today to the Senate Committee on Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Safety. The Subcommittee is holding a hearing today on “FAA Reauthorization: Integrating New Entrants into the National Airspace System.” Viola provided the subcommittee written testimony outlining HAI’s priorities for next year’s FAA Reauthorization bill detailing such... Read more

FAA Will Provide Safety Expertise at Global Helicopter Conference

FAA Will Provide Safety Expertise at Global Helicopter Conference

22-Sep-2022Source: FAA

  The 3-day Vertical Aviation Safety Team Global Conference takes place Oct. 4-6 in Hurst, Texas.  FAA safety experts will be participating on panels and with presentations during the entire event. Here is a link to the conference information and a list of FAA participants. Schedule – VAST 2022 Global Conference https://conference.vast.aero/schedule/   Tuesday, Oct.... Read more

FAA approves AeroBrigham Bell 505 attachment point STC

FAA approves AeroBrigham Bell 505 attachment point STC

13-Sep-2022Source: AeroBrigham

  AeroBrigham LLC based in Decatur Tx has completed a new bell 505 helicopter accessory fitting designed to improve safety Developed as an attachment point for utility operations such as personal restraint harnesses during doors-off flight operations, the assembly is now FAA-approved as a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) component. Each machined aluminum assembly can be... Read more

NASA, Joby and FAA develop eVTOL use cases in Dallas/Fort Worth area

NASA, Joby and FAA develop eVTOL use cases in Dallas/Fort Worth area

13-Sep-2022Source: Joby Aviation

  NASA and Joby collaborated with the FAA to develop five use cases for operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area.  The report describes how Joby aircraft could navigate between vertiports within a region with a high volume of conventional air traffic and provides recommendations for introducing Joby operations at DFW.  The objective of the... Read more

HAI Applauds STC of GAMI Unleaded Fuel for GA Piston Aircraft

HAI Applauds STC of GAMI Unleaded Fuel for GA Piston Aircraft

6-Sep-2022Source: HAI

  The FAA signed off on supplemental type certificates to allow General Aviation Modifications Inc.’s 100-octane unleaded fuel (G100UL) to be used in every general sparkignition engine and every airframe powered by those engines. The move was hailed by the GA industry as a major step in the transition to an unleaded future. The FAA’s... Read more

SEA receives FAA STC for special mission operator station on Bell 407

SEA receives FAA STC for special mission operator station on Bell 407

5-Sep-2022

  Southeast Aerospace, Inc. (SEA), a leading Aerospace Solutions company, receives Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) number SR04546AT for the installation of their SEA special mission operator station in the Bell 407 helicopter. Southeast Aerospace designed and manufactured the operator station as an ideal mounting solution for housing mission equipment in the... Read more

LifeFlight of Maine creates low-altitude routes to improve response times

LifeFlight of Maine creates low-altitude routes to improve response times

31-Aug-2022Source: LifeFlight of Maine

  LifeFlight of Maine, recognized nationally and internationally for safety, quality, and innovation, is in the midst of a comprehensive project to improve aviation medicine. LifeFlight is working with the FAA developing a national demonstration Low-Level Instrument Helicopter Flight Routes (IFR) project joining LifeFlight’s existing instrument flight procedures at hospitals, islands, and airports with a... Read more

FAA awards $2.7M to research drone usage in disaster response

FAA awards $2.7M to research drone usage in disaster response

22-Aug-2022

  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $2.7 million to support research on how drones can assist in disaster preparedness and in emergencies. “Every second counts in an emergency, and this funding will allow drones to safely and more quickly deploy in moments when minutes matter,” said Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen.... Read more

US explores eVTOL and drone adoption as AAM Summit

US explores eVTOL and drone adoption as AAM Summit

19-Aug-2022Source: Reed Smith

  On August 3, 2022, the White House held a summit on advanced air mobility, including drones and electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The summit was hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology and included presentations from Senator Bill Nelson, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator, Billy Nolen,... Read more

FAA approves Freeflight Systems 5G-tolerant radar

FAA approves Freeflight Systems 5G-tolerant radar

18-Aug-2022Source: FreeFlight

  FreeFlight Systems, a NextGen aviation leader specializing in avionics design, development, and manufacturing, today announced that the RA-6500 and RA-5500 TERRAIN series radar altimeters have received Technical Standard Order (TSO) certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Since October 2021, FreeFlight Systems has been completing major certification milestones, including successful flight and Alternative Method of Compliance... Read more

FAA Selects UNCW for Drone Training Initiative

FAA Selects UNCW for Drone Training Initiative

10-Aug-2022Source: University of North Carolina Wilmington

  The Federal Aviation Administration has selected UNCW to join its cohort of schools in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Collegiate Training Initiative, a program that recognizes institutions that prepare students for careers in unmanned aircraft systems, commonly referred to as drones. UNCW Professor Dr. Narcisa Pricope will lead the UAS-CTI within the Geospatial Intelligence Certificate program in the Department... Read more

Joby Applies for UK Aircraft Certification

Joby Applies for UK Aircraft Certification

18-Jul-2022Source: Joby

  Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced it has formally applied for its revolutionary aircraft design to be certified for use in the United Kingdom. While Joby is currently pursuing the “type certification” for its aircraft with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) and expects... Read more

FAA approves MD500E Slimline Glass Cockpit

FAA approves MD500E Slimline Glass Cockpit

14-Jul-2022Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today that the company has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification to install a new “slimline” advanced glass cockpit that modernizes the MD500E platform for increased visibility and field of view. The slimline cockpit is now standard in all new MD500E aircraft and includes four inches of additional visibility on... Read more

Garmin announces GI 275 electronic flight instrument certification for R22 and R44

Garmin announces GI 275 electronic flight instrument certification for R22 and R44

7-Jul-2022Source: Garmin

  Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), announced Supplemental Type Certification (STC) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the GI 275 electronic flight instrument in Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters. A powerful solution for helicopter owners and operators, the GI 275 is a scalable, cost-conscious approach to an avionics upgrade that... Read more

Helicopter and AAM Flight Subject of Joint Global Safety Conference

Helicopter and AAM Flight Subject of Joint Global Safety Conference

6-Jul-2022Source: EHA

  The Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST), Helicopter Association International (HAI), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the United States Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) together will host the 2022 VAST Global Conference October 4-6, 2022, at the Hurst Conference Center, in the Fort Worth suburb of Hurst, Texas. The conference is an outgrowth of the FAA International Rotorcraft... Read more

New FAA Grant To Help Embry-Riddle Researchers Improve Drone Safety

New FAA Grant To Help Embry-Riddle Researchers Improve Drone Safety

30-Jun-2022Source: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  Researchers at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently received a $371,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to study the detection systems of uncrewed aerial systems (UAS), or drones, to improve the safety of their operation. “The research will inform the development of standards and requirements for the accuracy of detect-and-avoid (DAA) systems, which will improve... Read more

FAA approves Onboard Systems Dual Cargo Hook EC135

FAA approves Onboard Systems Dual Cargo Hook EC135

27-Jun-2022Source: Onboard Systems

  Onboard Systems announced that its replacement dual cargo hook HEC kit for the EC135 aircraft has been STC certified by the FAA. This cargo hook system meets the 14 CFR part 27.865 certification requirements for human external cargo (HEC) and has been designed as a dual installation of a unique version of the TALON® LC... Read more

BLR Receives FAA Certification for the AH-1 Cobra FastFin+® Performance System

BLR Receives FAA Certification for the AH-1 Cobra FastFin+® Performance System

7-Jun-2022Source: BLR Aerospace

  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the BLR Aerospace FastFin+® Performance System for the AH-1 Cobra. The system is now available to the aftermarket through BLR’s exclusive worldwide distributor, Attack Logistics. BLR’s AH-1 FastFin+ System is comprised of aerodynamic modifications to the tailboom and vertical fin, a new modern technology Inlet Barrier Filter,... Read more

Joby Receives Part 135 Certificate From the FAA

Joby Receives Part 135 Certificate From the FAA

30-May-2022Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced the Company has received a Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration, allowing Joby to begin on-demand commercial air taxi operations. Joby received the certification ahead of schedule, with completion of the process originally expected in... Read more

MD Helicopters Delivers MD530F Conversion to High Line Helicopters

MD Helicopters Delivers MD530F Conversion to High Line Helicopters

25-May-2022Source: MD Helicopters

  MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces it delivered an FAA-certified MD 530F model aircraft to High Line Helicopters (HLH) this month. This is part of MDHI’s successful FAA-approved E-to-F conversion program. “The E-to-F conversion program provides an affordable option for MD 500E operators to boost power, capabilities, and maximum gross weight,” says Jason Lindauer, Vice President... Read more

Joby buys Avionyx to support FAA Certification Testing

Joby buys Avionyx to support FAA Certification Testing

24-May-2022Source: Joby Aviation

  Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced its acquisition of Avionyx, an established aerospace software engineering firm, to support its aircraft type certification program with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Based in San Jose, Costa Rica, Avionyx has been a respected provider of software development... Read more

Phenix Solutions Inc. Completes FAA Milestones on Road to Type Certification

Phenix Solutions Inc. Completes FAA Milestones on Road to Type Certification

18-May-2022Source: Phenix Solutions

  Phenix Solutions has completed a significant FAA milestone to continue their Type Certification (TC) journey for the Ultra 2XL Remote Piloted UAS. Recently, the FAA accepted and reviewed Phenix’s Project Specific Certification Plan (PSCP) and provided the project number TC17844LA-R to the Ultra 2XL program.  The goal for the Ultra 2XL continues to be... Read more

Helitak recieves additional approvals from the FAA

Helitak recieves additional approvals from the FAA

16-May-2022Source: Helitak

  Australian based Helitak Fire Fighting Equipment has received further approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to add more Black Hawk model Type Certificates (TC) to the FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) of the Helitak FT4500 Black Hawk fire tank, bringing the current number of TC’s to 18 and the total number of approved... Read more

Alpine Aerotech receives STC for Garmin GTS 8XX series in Bell 212 and 412

Alpine Aerotech receives STC for Garmin GTS 8XX series in Bell 212 and 412

12-May-2022Source: ALPINE AEROTECH

ALPINE AEROTECH has officially received a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of Garmin GTS 8XX series TAS/TCAS I Traffic Systems on Bell 212 and 412 rotorcraft. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) STC’s are currently pending. The TAS/TCAS I Traffic System STC has... Read more

FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

FAA Approves Airworthiness Criteria for Wingcopter

12-May-2022Source: Wingcopter

  German drone delivery pioneer Wingcopter is delighted to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued the Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Wingcopter 198 US unmanned aircraft. This approval marks a critical milestone in the certification process of Wingcopter’s flagship eVTOL delivery drone in the U.S. With the Airworthiness Criteria, the FAA... Read more

Avgas Coalition expresses concerns about unsafe elimination of 100LL

Avgas Coalition expresses concerns about unsafe elimination of 100LL

11-May-2022Source: AOPA

In a May 6 letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen, a wide array of aviation organizations and associations across the country outlined the crucial need for 100LL fuel to be available at California’s Reid-Hillview of Santa Clara County Airport, and all public-use airports across the country, while the industry works with... Read more

FAA failure contributed to fatal tour helicopter crash, says NTSB Chair

FAA failure contributed to fatal tour helicopter crash, says NTSB Chair

11-May-2022

Decisions made by the Federal Aviation Administration not to implement National Transportation Safety Board​ safety recommendations contributed to the cause of a fatal air tour helicopter crash, the NTSB said in a report approved in a public meeting Tuesday. “When the NTSB issues safety recommendations, they are data-driven, supported by factual evidence developed from investigations, and... Read more

FAA Awards $4.4 Million in Drone Research Grants to Seven Universities

FAA Awards $4.4 Million in Drone Research Grants to Seven Universities

4-May-2022Source: FAA

  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced $4.4 million in drone research, education and training grants to seven universities. Research will focus on three areas: electromagnetic compatibility, detect and avoid classifications, and cybersecurity oversight. The universities receiving grants are University of North Dakota, University of Kansas, Drexel University, The Ohio State... Read more

Virginia Flight Information Exchange Key to Future of UAS and AAM

Virginia Flight Information Exchange Key to Future of UAS and AAM

13-Apr-2022Source: Virginia Department of Aviation

The Unmanned Aerial Systems industry has been clear that the #1 factor holding back growth is a lack of clarity. Through FAA programs like Data Exchange and UAS Service Suppliers (USSes), the federal government is meeting its commitments to support the industry with regulations addressing operations in controlled airspace. Now, Virginia is helping to provide... Read more

FAA Extends NBAA Small Aircraft Exemption Until 2024

FAA Extends NBAA Small Aircraft Exemption Until 2024

24-Mar-2022Source: NBAA

With no changes in the conditions and limitations, the FAA has extended NBAA’s Small Aircraft Exemption No. 7897L until March 31, 2024. To benefit from the exemption NBAA members who operate small aircraft that weigh 12,500 pounds or less, piston-powered airplanes or rotorcraft must submit a Notice of Joinder to FAA Exemption No. 7897L, said... Read more

Joby completes Initial FAA Systems, Compliance Reviews for certification

Joby completes Initial FAA Systems, Compliance Reviews for certification

23-Mar-2022Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced the completion and subsequent approval of its first Systems Review and its first Compliance Review by the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”). These reviews, completed at the end of last year, were recently granted approval by the FAA, providing the... Read more

HAI Statement on FAA BVLOS Aviation Rulemaking Committee Final Report

HAI Statement on FAA BVLOS Aviation Rulemaking Committee Final Report

22-Mar-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) today reaffirmed its opposition to the recommendations contained in the FAA BVLOS ARC Final Report. The report, submitted to the FAA on March 10 and now posted on the FAA website, proposes several recommendations to the agency that, if implemented, will compromise flight safety for low-altitude National Airspace System (NAS) operators. “We are... Read more

Joby Nears Completion of Part 135 Air Carrier Certification

Joby Nears Completion of Part 135 Air Carrier Certification

18-Mar-2022Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, announced the Company has begun the fourth of five stages to receive its Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate is required for Joby to operate its revolutionary electric vertical take-off... Read more

Garmin updates GI 275 electronic flight instrument for Bell 206

Garmin updates GI 275 electronic flight instrument for Bell 206

13-Mar-2022Source: Garmin

Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), announced Supplemental Type Certification (STC) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the GI 275 electronic flight instrument in Part 27 VFR helicopters is expected to be completed in March. A powerful solution for helicopter owners and operators, the GI 275 is a scalable, cost-conscious approach... Read more

Eye In The Sky Cockpit Video receives AML STC in New Zealand

Eye In The Sky Cockpit Video receives AML STC in New Zealand

12-Mar-2022Source: Eye In The Sky

The Eye In The Sky cockpit video, audio & flight data recorder was the first to achieve an AML STC (Approved Model List – Supplemental Type Certificate) in New Zealand. This single STC can be used across multiple helicopter types; and is aligned for acceptance by the FAA imminently. Demand is expected to be high... Read more

Airbus launches new performance and safety enhancing technologies for single engine

Airbus launches new performance and safety enhancing technologies for single engine

10-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters puts the spotlight on recently developed improvements for its single-engine helicopter family aimed at enhancing performance and flight safety.Following the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification in April 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the U.S. and Transport Canada (TCCA) in Canada have recently certified the H125 power upgrade, which increases the... Read more

Aerometals introduces new flat filter barrier filter design for Airbus 350/130B4/H130 series

Aerometals introduces new flat filter barrier filter design for Airbus 350/130B4/H130 series

9-Mar-2022Source: Aerometals

Precision aerospace manufacturing company, Aerometals has announced Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) concurrence for a new flat filter inlet barrier filter (IBF) design for the AS350 and H130 airframe series with both single and dual hydraulic configuration. The new design will be offered as a new filter assembly as well as an upgrade to existing filter... Read more

BLR nears FAA Certification for the AH-1 Cobra FastFin+ System

BLR nears FAA Certification for the AH-1 Cobra FastFin+ System

9-Mar-2022Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace has completed all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements for its AH-1 Cobra FastFin®+ Performance System, STC issuance is pending.  BLR’s AH-1 FastFin+ System is comprised of aerodynamic modifications to the tailboom and vertical fin, a new modern technology Inlet Barrier Filter, and an innovative modification to the engine oil cooler system. Performance benefits of... Read more

Metro Aviation and Genesys Aerosystems enhance HeliSAS autopilot system on EC145e

Metro Aviation and Genesys Aerosystems enhance HeliSAS autopilot system on EC145e

9-Mar-2022Source: Metro Aviation

In February of 2019, Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Inc. Company, with support from Metro Aviation, achieved FAA approval for the use of the Genesys HeliSAS (Helicopter Stability Augmentation System) autopilot configuration on the EC145e aircraft. The HeliSAS IFR system has since amassed over 30,000 operational hours of use, allowing pilots and operators an opportunity to... Read more

GPMS achieves Foresight MX STC on MD530

GPMS achieves Foresight MX STC on MD530

9-Mar-2022Source: GPMS

GPMS, a leader in the field of helicopter health monitoring systems, announced today that it has collaborated with MD Helicopters, Wysong Enterprises, and Tennessee Valley Authority to achieve the FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its Foresight MX predictive Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) on the MD530 platform. “We received tremendous support and cooperation... Read more

FAA approves BLR H125 FastFin Power Upgrade STC

FAA approves BLR H125 FastFin Power Upgrade STC

9-Mar-2022Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace has received FAA approval of its H125 FastFin® System incorporating the H125 Arriel 2D engine Power Upgrade certified by Airbus Helicopter in October of 2021.  The increase in directional control that BLR’s FastFin® System provides combined with the additional engine power now available results in useful load increases up to 485 pounds (220... Read more

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters Wins Prestigious Safety Awards

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters Wins Prestigious Safety Awards

8-Mar-2022Source: Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, the world’s largest and most experienced helicopter tour company, received two Diamond Awards from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for excellence in maintenance and safety. Established in 1991, the Diamond Awards are the highest aviation honor in the aircraft maintenance industry. To qualify for the award, 100 percent of an organization’s eligible... Read more

UK CAA and FAA issue joint statement on eVTOL

UK CAA and FAA issue joint statement on eVTOL

4-Mar-2022Source: UK CAA

At today’s Global Urban Advanced Air Summit Tim Johnson UK Civil Aviation Authority Policy Director and Jay Merkle from the US Federal Aviation Administration spoke of both organisations aims to work together to support the future of electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft. Both organisations have released a joint statement: The US Federal Aviation Administration... Read more

VIH Aerospace Receives H135 Left & Right Hand Vertical Reference Window STC Approval

VIH Aerospace Receives H135 Left & Right Hand Vertical Reference Window STC Approval

1-Mar-2022Source: VIH Helicopters

VIH Aerospace (VIHA) www.vihaerospace.com a leading provider of helicopter manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MMRO) services has received EASA and FAA Approval for their H135 Left-Hand Vertical (Bubble) Reference Window. STC 09-43 was previously approved by Transport Canada, the FAA, and EASA for the Right-Hand Configuration and now the Left-Hand Configuration has also received Transport... Read more

FAA Announces Internship Opportunities for Students

FAA Announces Internship Opportunities for Students

18-Feb-2022Source: FAA

The FAA is offering 50 student internships at numerous air traffic facilities across the country. Interns will be fully immersed in teams working on mission-related projects and engaged in meaningful learning and development activities. Students can apply on USAJOBS through Friday, Feb. 18. The positions have an annual, full-time salary range of $25,736 – $38,603,... Read more

ACG to Finance Volocopter Fleet of Aircraft for USD 1 billion

ACG to Finance Volocopter Fleet of Aircraft for USD 1 billion

14-Feb-2022Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), and Aviation Capital Group LLC (ACG) have entered into an agreement in principle to develop financing solutions that will assist with the sale of Volocopter’s family of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for up to USD 1 billion. Deliveries are expected to commence once the... Read more

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