CASA seeks comments on new rules for air transportation and maintenance

  Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is seeking comments on three new proposed amendments to the rules for small and large aircraft air transportation operations as well as maintenance. The proposed new rules for larger aeroplane air transport operations aim to consolidate the rules into a single document suite…

Tariffs shake the market

The US-Chinese trade spat is impacting world markets today and has aviation manufacturing companies and traders glued to their respective news outlets to see what other products will be impacted by this ongoing trade war. The tariff war began when US President Trump added tariffs to imported aluminium and steel,…

Mexico suspends Damojh’s airline operations after Cuba crash

Mexico’s civil aviation authority has temporarily suspended operations of Aerolineas Damojh while it reviews the Mexican airline service company after one of its planes crashed in Cuba last week, killing 111 people. The authority said it aims to make sure the company is adhering to regulations and gather information to…

FAA extends comment period for air contract maintenance rules

The US Federal Aviation Administration has extended the original February 11 comment period for comments on its proposed air carrier contract maintenance requirements rules to March 13. The proposed rules would change the maintenance regulations for domestic, flag and supplemental operations, and commuter and on-demand operations for aircraft type certified…

AJW Technique achieves TCCA Approved Maintenance Organisation status

AJW Technique has been granted Approved Maintenance Organisation status by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is also recognised by the USA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This achievement underlines the determination of AJW to aggressively develop its portfolio to offer world-class total solutions and services to both its existing and…

ARSA cautions FAA on proposed 145 changes

The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) warned the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) against further muddying the rules governing aviation maintenance. In comments submitted Nov. 19 to the FAA’s rewrite of 14 CFR part 145, the association expressed concerns the agency’s proposed rulemaking unnecessarily complicates the regulatory framework. While the FAA…

ATSB finds altitude data wrong on Tiger Airways aircraft

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has determined that pilots on a Tiger Airways aircraft used incorrect altitude information and the airline had an inconsistent safety management system, which contributed to the airline being grounded. Following the investigation of a low approach of a Tiger A320 aircraft into Melbourne Airport…

Litigation wave poised to hit OEMs

Are you having a problem with OEMs starting to charge for intellectual property rights (IP) rights with regard to continued airworthiness? You are not alone. Component repair and overhaul is where the first salvo of litigation will strike this year in the battle to stem anti-competitive practices in our industry…

Another emergency landing for United

On three occasions over the weekend, United Airlines aircraft were forced to make emergency landings leaving hundreds of passengers. A 757 aircraft travelling from Newark Liberty International Airport to Berlin was forced to make an emergency landing on Saturday when a tyre burst and the debris was sucked into an…