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Substandard parts have been used on airliners because the FAA and airlines lack effective oversight on who’s making and selling the parts, according to a report by the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General...

Plastic pilot certificates will be required in the U.S. by March 31, 2010 according to a final rule issued by the FAA last week. The new certificates are more durable and more secure than the paper variety...

Today is the deadline for comments on ADS-B deployment in the U.S. The actual deployment will, however, take about 20 years, and the main concerns expressed so far are about the potential cost.