Wednesday, July 24, 2024

FAA invests US $27 million in research to reduce emissions and noise

Research teams from universities nationwide are working on a variety of aviation environmental topics, including sustainable aviation fuels, aircraft emissions, and noise impacts, with support from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants. The FAA is awarding US $27.2 million to 11 U.S. universities as part of its Aviation Sustainability Center (ASCENT) program. The awards will match […]

Flights resume after computer outage forced FAA to ground aircraft

Normal air traffic operations are “resuming gradually across the US” hours after a computer outage forced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to ground flights. In a post on social media, the FAA announced it is making progress in restoring its Notice to Air Missions system. Departures initially resumed at Newark Liberty International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta […]

White House explores adoption of eVTOL and drones

The White House has held a summit on advanced air mobility, including drones and electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The summit examined “the future of aviation in America and the regulatory strategy towards responsible and equitable adoption of these technologies.” Specific topics at the summit included exploring the benefit of Uncrewed Aerial Systems […]

Boeing’s 737 MAX remains primary concern despite Dreamliner issues

Following the news that the Federal Aviation Administration is reportedly investigating potential defects in Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner production, Harry Boneham, associate aerospace and defense analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the situation. He says: “Despite this new reported investigation, the global re-certification of the 737 MAX must remain Boeing’s […]

Lufthansa facing $6.4 million fine from FAA

Lufthansa is facing a $6.4 million fine from the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration for allegedly conducting almost 900 flights that were not compliant with Federal Aviation Regulations. Lufthansa is alleged to have operated flights to and from San Diego and Philadelphia knowing it lacked FAA authorisation. Between 22 March 2018 and 27 […]

US airline pilots call for enhanced fatigue rules for all-cargo operations

Pilots belonging to the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA); the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA), including the Independent Pilots Association (IPA); the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224 and Teamsters Atlas Local 2750 joined US House of Representatives leaders today to introduce legislation that would apply one level of safety for all-cargo operations […]

FAA gives the thumbs up to DoKaSch Opticooler

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the use of DoKaSch Temperature Solutions’ Opticooler RAP, opening up the North American market. Approval means DoKaSch can extend operations in the Americas, and in anticipation of approval, California-based subsidiary DoKaSch Americas was founded in 2018. A fleet of Opticoolers are already available at more than 25 US […]

Textron briefs RACCA members on SkyCourier

Textron’s session on the SkyCourier was so popular it had to be moved to the main conference hall but that is not surprising. Considering how many Cessna aircraft are in some sort of commercial commuter or cargo service, it is no surprise Textron Aviation is pursuing a dual certification track for both the freighter and […]

RACCA against changes to the Part 135 flight-and-duty-time rules

The US-based Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association (RACCA) president Stan Bernstein and vice president John Hazlet met FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) acting administrator Dan Elwell to oppose changes to the Part 135 flight-and-duty-time rules as mandated in the recently signed FAA Reauthorization bill. Section 315 of the bill calls for creation of an Aviation Rulemaking […]

Electronics company facing $126,000 HazMat fine from FAA

A Florida-based electronics company is facing a $126,000 fine from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for alleged violations of Hazardous Materials Violations. RAE-I.T. Asset Management of Ocala, Florida is accused of offering a shipment containing 220 lithium ion mobile phone batteries weighing 16 kilos to UPS for shipment by air on 24 May. The shipment, […]

FAA threatens shipper with large fine for HazMat breach

UPS releases Q2 2021 earnings

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is threatening to hit a Hong Kong-based shipper with a $160,500 fine for violating hazardous materials regulations. The US Department of Transportation’s FAA allege that on 3 January 2017, Woodioso Technology knowingly offered a shipment of 30 lithium ion batteries to UPS for shipment by air from Hong Kong to […]

Hactl handles new Western Global freighter operation

Florida-based freighter operator Western Global Airlines has appointed Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) to handle its first scheduled service into Hong Kong. The new twice-weekly 747-400F service between Hong Kong and Los Angeles is being operated in partnership with US forwarder Flexport. The airline plans to add a further weekly flight from September. […]

ALPA applauds FAA re-authorisation

The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) “commends” the US House of Representatives for its passage of a five-year Federal Aviation Administration re-authorisation that will not only advance safety for the travelling and shipping public but also fair competition for US aviation workers. According to ALPA president Captain Tim Canoll, the union recognises the leadership […]

Zipline to launch medical drone deliveries under FAA programme

Zipline is to work with state governments in the USA to launch medical drone deliveries as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) UAS Integration Pilot Program (UASIPP). The California-based automated logistics company launched the world’s first national drone delivery service in Rwanda in October 2016. Since establishing a distribution centre with 15 drones to […]

CSafe RAP container receives approval from the EASA

CSafe Global’s new RAP temperature-controlled container has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval, three months after getting the thumbs up from the Federal Aviation Administration. The RAP utilises innovative heating and compressor driven cooling technologies together with advanced ThermoCor VIP insulation to eliminate the risk to payloads associated with extreme ambient temperature conditions and […]

FAA plans to impose its largest-ever hazmat fine

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing its largest civil penalty recorded against Braille Battery for alleged Hazardous Materials Regulations (HazMat) violations in 2016. The Sarasota, Florida-based company is facing a penalty of $1.1 million for allegedly offering four shipments, each containing a 24-volt lithium ion battery, to FedEx for transportation by air between 14 […]

AEI certified by FAA for CRJ200 freighter conversions

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has gained Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification for passenger-to-freighter conversions for the Bombardier CRJ200. The aircraft will have a maindeck payload of up to 6.7 tonnes, depending on model and aircraft weight limits. The CRJ200 SF offers two cargo loading systems: eight 61.5” x 88” or eight 62” x 88” unit load […]

Amazon facing fourth fine of the year from FAA for hazmat breaches

Amazon.com is facing another fine from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for breaching hazardous materials regulations, its fourth civil penalty of the year. The Department of Transportation’s FAA is proposing a fine of $78,000 for allegedly offering FedEx a shipment containing flammable liquids from Ruskin, Florida to Algonquin, Illinois on 7 August 2015. The package […]

FAA bans Braille Battery from shipping by air

Lithium battery

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned lithium ion battery manufacturer, Braille Battery from shipping its products by air due to not complying with Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). The FAA says it took the action because the Sarasota, Florida based company failed to ship lithium ion batteries in accordance with appropriate regulations and continued to […]

Amazon guilty of shipping dangerous goods in the UK

Amazon has been found guilty in the UK of shipping dangerous goods by air following a prosecution by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The online retailer was found guilty by a jury at Southwark Crown Court on 20 September 2016 on four counts ‘of causing dangerous goods to be delivered for carriage in an aircraft’ […]

FAA bans recalled lithium battery shipments following Note 7 fires

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned cargo shipments of recalled or defective lithium batteries and lithium battery-powered devices following the recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7s. Samsung is recalling Note 7s following a number of battery fires around the world, with airlines advising passengers not to turn on or charge the devices on board […]

Envirotainer and CHEP extend contract for three years

Envirotainer and CHEP Aerospace Solutions have extended their unit load device (ULD) repair, handling, transportation and storage contract for a further three years. CHEP provides the services including repairs for Envirotainer’s containers across 21 global service centres, which are approved to issue certificates of release to service under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the […]

DHL facing $455,000 fine from FAA for hazmat breaches

DHL Express is facing fines totalling $455,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a number of hazardous material breaches. The FAA alleges that DHL accepted shipments that were not properly prepared for air transportation, and employees did not receive required hazardous materials training. The seven breaches occurred between December 2013 and September 2014, and […]

FedEx facing FAA fine

FedEx is facing a $417,500 fine from the US Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for allegedly using an unairworthy aircraft. The FAA alleges FedEx failed to rebalance a horizontal stabiliser tab control surface on a Boeing 727 after repainting the part. FedEx allegedly failed to perform rebalancing requirements, which meant the aircraft was […]

Delta Air Lines quits Airlines for America

Delta Air Lines is to leave Airlines for America (A4A), accusing the organisation of not supporting the airline on key issues, including the growth of Middle Eastern carriers. The carrier will formally leave A4A on 26 April 2016, saying its $5 million annual dues could be better spent on improving its own services. Delta says […]

CHEP Aerospace Solutions awarded US and European repair certification

CHEP Aerospace Solutions has been awarded Part 145 certification for repair and maintenance of aviation equipment from both the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency. The company says the certification will enable it to reduce fuel costs and its carbon footprint by repairing containers, pallets and galley carts at the station where […]