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19 August 2011

FAA issues icing rule, addressing long standing NTSB recommendation

19 August 2011

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a new rule requiring scheduled airlines to install ice detection equipment in their existing fleets or to update their flight manuals to make sure crews know when they should activate their ice protection systems. For aircraft equipped with an ice-detection system, the new rule mandates that the system […]

FAA: new rule to prevent widespread fatigue on aging aircraft

13 November 2010

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finalized a rule designed to protect most of today’s commercial planes and those designed in the future from structural damage as they age. The new rule seeks to prevent “widespread fatigue damage” (WFD) by requiring aircraft manufacturers and certification applicants to establish a number of flight cycles or […]