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NCAA suspends Bristow's aircraft, SikorskyS-76C++
02-04-2016: The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, on Thursday suspended Bristow Helicopter's aircraft type SikorskyS-76C++ from further operations in Nigeria due to the successive mishaps of the said aircraft type on the coastal waters of Lagos.
Pilots say FAA bill is 'unsafe' without lithium battery ban
02-03-2016: The union that represents pilots in Washington said Wednesday that a proposed funding bill for the Federal Aviation Administration is "unsafe" because it does not include a ban on shipping lithium ion batteries by air.
FAA overhaul battle heats up
01-26-2016: GET READY TO RUMBLE: It might be another couple weeks before the House T&I Committee unveils draft legislation to overhaul the FAA, but lawmakers on the other side of the aisle are already girding for battle.
InselAir Certified By FAA To Conduct Repair Work On US-Aircraft
01-19-2016: InselAir International B.V. has received the official 'Air Agency' certificate from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). This specifically means that InselAir is now an official 'USA repair station' and is allowed to perform maintenance work on US registered aircraft. The certificate was granted after an extensive audit/inspection by the FAA.
Allegiant exec resigns as safety concerns swirl
01-19-2016: Steve Harfst, the chief operating officer for Allegiant Air, resigned Friday amid questions about maintenance and other safety issues at the low-cost airline during his year-long tenure.
FAA updates flight review guidance
01-07-2016: The FAA has issued updated guidance for flight instructors conducting flight reviews and instrument proficiency checks (IPCs), and AOPA is urging instructors to look closely at the changes.
FAA moves to fine FedEx for improper repairs
01-07-2016: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to fine FedEx for allegedly failing to properly repair an airplane part.
FAA wants safety changes in some Boeing emergency slides
01-01-2016: Federal regulators have proposed changes to Boeing 767 jets operated by U.S. airlines and cargo carriers to prevent accidental deployment of the emergency escape slides.
Most helicopters unprotected as bird strikes rise, FAA warns
12-28-2015: Government researchers warned 10 years ago that changes were needed in helicopter designs to prevent birds from crashing through windshields and disabling pilots.
Could Delta Lawsuit Have Chilling Effect On Aftermarket Cockpits?
12-23-2015: Amid a steadily growing global market for commercial avionics that saw an estimated $20 billion spent for airliners in 2015, an ongoing lawsuit over aftermarket cockpit upgrades between Delta Air Lines and avionics provider Innovative Solutions and Support (IS&S)—which will play out in 2016—is exposing the riskier side of the bull market for smaller avionics providers eyeing lucrative cockpit refurbishment contracts with airlines.
FAA Fines Boeing $12M for Fuel Tank, Other Violations
12-22-2015: Boeing has agreed to pay $12 million for failing to meet a deadline to submit service instructions that would enable airlines to reduce the risk of fuel tank explosions on hundreds of planes, among other violations, the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday.
Southwest to Pay $2.8 Million to Settle FAA Lawsuit
12-21-2015: Southwest Airlines agreed to pay $2.8 million to settle a lawsuit by the federal government over fuselage repairs that a contractor performed on dozens of planes.
NTSB urges renewed emphasis on standard procedures
12-04-2015: The US National Transportation Safety Board has released a video emphasising the need for stricter adherence by pilots to standard operating procedures.
FAA to Propose Safety Fixes for Certain Boeing and Embraer Jets
11-29-2015: U.S. aviation regulators on Monday will propose mandatory inspections and, if necessary, replacement of suspect parts on nearly 1,600 jetliners to prevent potentially catastrophic failures.
FAA to drone owners: Get ready to register to fly
11-23-2015: While an actual rule could be months away, drones weighing about 9 ounces or more will apparently need to be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration going forward.

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