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Volume 30, Number 34c, August 23, 2023
Dassault Aviation Notches EASA And FAA Certification For Falcon 6X
Dassault Aviation announced today that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have both issued type certificates for the Falcon 6X business jet. The certification comes after a test program lasting more than two[…]   Read this article
FAA Answers News Report Of Increased 'Close Calls'
Yesterday (Aug. 21), the FAA responded to an alarming article in The New York Times, published the same day, addressing what the paper called dangerous increases in close calls and near-collisions. Citing public records as well as internal FAA communications,[…]   Read this article
JP Instruments 'Focus on Flying
FAA Issues Emergency AD Due To Bell 407 Tail Rotor Blade Issues
Last week, the FAA issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) to owners and operators of Bell Model 407 helicopters. (AD) 2023-17-51 stems from a report of a disbonded area in a Bell 407’s tail rotor blade “due to missing adhesive[…] Read this article

Garmin 'Database update
American Airlines Pilots Cash In With A Big-Buck New Contract
American Airlines pilots have agreed to a new contract that increases total salary and benefits by a reported $9.6 billion over four years. The Allied Pilots Association (APA) represents some 15,000 American Airlines pilots and announced that the contract won[…] Read this article

MCICO '3-pack is back
EAA Comments On FAA Order On 'Destroyed And Scrapped' Aircraft
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) filed comments this week on a new FAA advisory circular (AC). The so-called “Destroyed and Scrapped Aircraft” AC makes “heavy reference” to the like-named FAA Order 8900.19, which the association said was issued in 2018[…] Read this article

Aviation Consumer 'Take the guesswork out...'
Short Final: Hold Short
I was flying into Dulles a couple of years ago with my single-engine Comanche. Traffic was landing to the north and I touched down and exited in the first third of the 12,000-foot runway. I contacted Ground and was asked[…] Read this article