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|AVflash! (Some) Answers About Tower
ADDRESSES SOME TOWER CLOSURE ISSUES
The FAA Wednesday
announced that 72 control towers (PDF) and other facilities that had been slated to
shut down night operations to meet budget cut requirements will stay
open. The FAA had planned to eliminate night shifts at 69 towers, two
regional approach control facilities and one tower that also provided
approach control services. The sites were targeted in response to
spending cuts required by sequestration. Most of the facilities saw
light traffic during the proposed hours of closure, but not all.
Chicago's Midway -- which handles about 250,000 flights per year -- was
on the list. There are other tower closure issues still pending.
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WILL RE-LAUNCH 787 MAY 20
United Airlines will start using
the Boeing 787 on domestic routes on May 20, USA Today reported on
Wednesday. A flight from Houston to Chicago will be the airline's first
flight for the jet since it was grounded by the FAA in mid-January,
after two incidents when the airplane's lithium-ion batteries
overheated. It's also the first flight announced for the jet on a U.S.
route. Ethiopian Airlines and Qatar Airways already have resumed 787
service. The FAA has approved a modification that aims to both "prevent
and isolate a fault should it occur," Boeing said. Meanwhile, the NTSB
is continuing its investigation
to try to determine why the batteries malfunctioned. More...
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CRITICIZES FAA'S OVERSIGHT OF REPAIR STATIONS
repair stations around the world provide aircraft repair services to
U.S. carriers, and the FAA is not doing enough to oversee them, the
Transportation Department Office of Inspector General said on Monday.
"We found that while FAA developed a risk-assessment process to aid
repair station inspectors in identifying areas of greatest concern, its
oversight continues to emphasize completing mandatory inspections
instead of targeting resources where they are needed based on risk,"
according to the OIG report. Inspectors visited 27 repair stations
during the review and said they found "numerous systemic discrepancies."
SEEKS INPUT ON FLIGHT TRAINING EXPERIENCES
Anyone who has
been a flight student in the last two years is invited to take part in
an online poll and share their experience and insight, AOPA
said recently. The poll deadline is Aug. 9 and is open to all; you don't
need to be an AOPA member to participate. "This unique pilot poll will
give people a great opportunity to share feedback on their
flight-training experiences," said Shannon Yeager, vice president of
AOPA's Center to Advance the Pilot Community. The poll also asks
participants to nominate a flight school and instructor for AOPA's
Flight Training Excellence Awards. More...
Continental Motors Extends
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Honda Aircraft Co. confirmed this week
it will delay until late 2014 its certification effort for the HondaJet
light business jet to accommodate more testing for the aircraft's GE
Honda Aero engines. The company announced last October that it was
aiming for full FAA certification in the first half of 2013 with
deliveries to customers to follow before year-end. Honda Aircraft said
it now expects the jet's engines to be certified late this year. The
company has not yet set a new delivery schedule. More...
RUSSIAN AIRPLANE FOUND
The burned wreckage of an Antonov An-2
biplane with 13 people on board that crashed last June in Russia was
found late Saturday, and officials confirmed that all 13 were found dead
at the scene. The airplane had taken off after 11 p.m. from an airport
in the Ural mountains, reportedly by "revelers
who did not inform
air traffic control," according to the Ria Novosti news service. The
pilot, according to the BBC, had flown the airplane frequently and took
off with a group of friends he'd been drinking with, presumably to visit
a fishing spot or a sauna. An extensive search for the missing airplane
was called off last November, due to winter conditions, and was expected
to resume in the spring. Grouse hunters found the wreckage less than
five miles from the airport. More...
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EXECS ARE FLYING MORE (CORRECTED)
Business aircraft use still
hasn't recovered to pre-recession levels but some sectors of the economy
are using airplanes a lot more than they used to. A study by JSSI, a
large aircraft support and technical advisory company reported by
CNBC, says those in the transportation business have more than
doubled their aircraft use recently in search of new markets. At the
other end of the spectrum, technology companies are logging less than
half the hours they used to and other struggling sectors, like consumer
goods, are also down substantially. "It tells me people are being a
little more judicious about how and when they fly," said JSSI CEO Neil
Book. "The guy who used to fly 600 hours a year is now flying 500
hours." What's also changing is where they're flying. More...
PUSH PART 23 REWRITE
A bipartisan group of U.S. House members
led by Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., has introduced a bill designed to
propel revisions to FAA Part 23 certification standards into law. The
Small Aircraft Revitalization Act of 2013 will establish a "date
certain" for implementation of FAA's Part 23 Reorganization Aviation
Rulemaking Committee (ARC) recommendations, which were sent to the
agency last week. Date certain is a legal term setting a deadline for
putting the measures on the books although it's not clear what date will
be set. The Part 23 revisions are aimed at making certification easier
and allowing easier incorporation of new technologies in certified
aircraft. It would set up a system of compliance through consensus-based
standards. The General Aviation Manufacturers Association cheered the
bill's introduction. More...
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OF THE WEEK: HONAKER AVIATION (KJVY, SELLERSBURG,
AVweb's "FBO of the Week" ribbon goes to Honaker
Aviation at Clark Regional Airport (KJVY) in Sellersburg,
AVweb reader Charles Black recommended the
Kevin Happel and crew
proactively removed a bird nest from the engine compartment. It could
have led to an in-flight engine fire. I never suspected it was there.
Profuse thanks for noticing the bird activity.
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