FAA and Regs

FAA Takes Two Years to Rule on Bell Appeal »

In January 2012, Bell Canada applied to the FAA for an exemption from the FARs that would allow it to increase the gross weight of its Model 429 by 500 pounds to 7,500 pounds as had been approved in Canada and a number of other countries. More

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UAS At NBAA: U.S. Is... »

It's the same old story. FAA regulatory foot-dragging hobbles development and competition. While the rest of the world, especially Israel and Australia,... More

Drone Enforcement Will... »

Last week the FAA issued Change 6 to the Compliance and Enforcement Handbook for its inspectors, providing enforcement guidelines for violation of the FARs... More

FAs to Pax: Put That Phone... »

Just as downtrodden passengers were getting used to pacifying themselves with smartphones, the flight attendants union is suing to put a stop to it. (At... More

Amazon Awaiting FAA... »

For those who thought Amazon.com was not serious about its plans to deliver packages with Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), its petition to the FAA for an... More

Freedom To Choose »

As instrument pilots flying under Part 91, we have a choice. We can either use Part 91 to its full legal limits, as our personal operations manual, or we can... More

FAA: O'Hare Ops Highest In... »

The FAA issued a statement Wednesday regarding the status of operations in the Chicago area—and noted that O'Hare operations were the most numerous in... More