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|AVflash! FAA Reauthorization Delayed
REAUTHORIZATION EXTENDED ONE MONTH
Labor politics continues
to prevent passage of the FAA's funding reauthorization. The Senate
passed its version of the bill some time ago but the House remains
stalled on a provision that would make it easier for FedEx employees to
unionize. The House voted Tuesday to extend the current funding
authorization of the FAA for a month. It was due to run out on Friday.
The one-month extension of the current reauthorization might suggest the
matter is inching to the upper priority levels in the House, at least
one Capitol Hill publication suggests there's little interest in
reconciling the differences between the House and Senate bills.
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PROPOSES PART 25 ICING AMENDMENTS
The FAA has issued a Notice
of Proposed Rulemaking (big PDF) that would impose extra icing
certification requirements on Part 25 (transport category) aircraft that
weigh less than 60,000 pounds and would also amend rules for larger
aircraft. The rule has been in the making since the 1994 icing-related
crash of an ATR 72 in Roselawn, Ind. For smaller aircraft, the rule
focuses particularly on ice caused by supercooled large droplets, which can coat surfaces
beyond the normal ice protection systems on existing aircraft. "These
regulations will help ensure future aircraft can operate safely in some
of the toughest icing conditions," FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said
in statement. More...
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TAXI TERMS IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY
If you're talking to air
traffic controllers this week, you're going to hear some new directions
from ground control: starting Wednesday, June 30, "taxi to" will no
longer be used when issuing taxi instructions to an assigned takeoff
runway. Controllers are now required to issue explicit instructions to
cross or hold short of each runway that intersects a taxi route.
Instructions to cross multiple runways will not be issued; you will be
cleared to cross each runway one at a time. This applies even to
inactive or closed runways. The only exception: At airports where the
taxi route between runway centerlines is less than 1,000 feet
apart,multiple runway crossings may be issued, but only after ATC has
received approval to do so. In effect, every hold line now is considered
a "stop sign." More...
First Ever Aircraft Auction
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CONFIRMED AS NEW TSA CHIEF
The Senate has unanimously
confirmed John Pistole, President Barack Obama's nominee, as the next head of the Transportation
Security Administration. The post has been vacant for about a year and a
half, and two previous nominees failed to win confirmation. Pistole, a
former deputy director at the FBI, was seen as "bulletproof" when his
nomination was announced and apparently that was the case. He faces
multiple challenges. The TSA has had four administrators in the last
eight years. Rep. John Mica, head of the House Transportation Committee,
this week described the agency as an "out-of-control
bureaucracy." Union leaders already have asked for meetings to press for
collective bargaining rights for TSA employees. GA leaders welcomed the
new administrator. More...
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INVITED TO AIRVENTURE
There's a chance the Boeing 787 will
make its airshow debut at this year's AirVenture Oshkosh. EAA spokesman
Dick Knapinski has confirmed that Boeing has been invited to show off
its latest design and is considering the idea. "The Boeing folks have an
open invitation to join us, and we have had discussions about them
attending," Knapinski said Tuesday. He noted that the participation of
the Dreamliner and its extent will depend on the aggressive flight-test
schedule Boeing has set for the aircraft. The schedule hit a minor
setback last week when "workmanship issues" were discovered in the
horizontal stabilizers of the five test aircraft. More...
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PROMOTED AT DONALDSON
Michael Trevino has been named Director
of Global Commercial Aerospace Sales by Donaldson Aerospace and Defense.
Donaldson makes filtration products, and Trevino was most recently its
director of sales for Donaldson Valencia.
ON STAFF AT WICHITA AERO CLUB
Curtice is the new person in charge of membership, development, event
coordination and marketing at the Wichita Aero Club. Curtice was raised
in Wichita and has held various public relations posts. More...
AND WHITE APPOINTMENTS AT GENERAL DYNAMICS
Vince Jimenez and Mark White have been
named Regional Product Support Sales Managers for General Dynamics
Aviation Services. Both will work out of the Lincoln, CA facility, and
both are longtime General Dynamics employees.
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