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Wednesday, December 21, 2022
“Regulations adopted (in Nov of 2011) by the Federal Civil Aviation Agency in Mexico (Agencia Federal de Aviacion Civil – AFAC) mandate certain fixed-wing turbine aircraft, based on the number of passenger seats (excluding crew seats), or fixed-wing turbine aircraft with MTOW that falls within the published rule, including cargo aircraft and aircraft operating under Part 91 with a Mexican registration to carry certain flight data recorders. Foreign air carriers with Mexican authorization also need to comply, but foreign operators (non-Mexican registration) under Part 91 do not” (for full context refer to Page 18 of Avionics News in the July 2021 issue). The deadline for 100% fleet compliance for specified aircraft is December 31, 2022.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
NATA urges all members operating in the state of New York to contact Governor Kathy Hochul TODAY and ask her to veto Senate Bill S7493A, which would allow anyone to sue pilots, flight departments, line service personnel, or company employees for alleged rotorcraft noise pollution by a flight operation in the state of New York, even if the operation complied with federal law and regulations.

Friday, October 21, 2022
The FAA has released the first aircraft standardized training curricula for use in training pilots at Part 135 operators.

Friday, October 7, 2022
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took a long-anticipated first step in a multi-step process to use its authority to address aircraft fuel lead emissions through the issuance of a preliminary endangerment finding.

Friday, September 30, 2022
In a flurry of legislative activity this week before breaking for midterm elections, Congress moved forward on several pieces of aviation legislation and passed a continuing resolution to avert a government shutdown through December 16.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
In accordance with Article VI, Section 3 of the NATA Bylaws, the annual meeting of members will be held in conjunction with NATA’s Aviation Leadership Conference on June 16, 2022 at 12:15 p.m. Eastern. The meeting will take place during a luncheon at The Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, VA. The purpose of the meeting is for the election of directors and other issues as properly may come before the members.

Friday, March 11, 2022
The FAA has updated its Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) prohibiting operation of certain Russian owned or controlled aircraft within the United States.

Monday, December 27, 2021
A federal appeals court ruling has given the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) a green light on its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring workers to be vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19 at private companies with 100 or more employees. On Friday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an earlier court decision that had temporarily halted the ETS. In response, OSHA announced intentions to resume implementation of the ETS on a modified schedule.

Friday, December 17, 2021
The NFPA Standards Council voted to approve Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) 1610 earlier this month, officially granting a 24-month extension to the compliance deadline for section 5.1.12 of the 2022 revision of NFPA 407 Standard for Aircraft Fuel Servicing. Section 5.1.12 requires airport fueling vehicle loading racks to be equipped with automatic shutoff devices that are compatible with fueling vehicles.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
After the recent emergence of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Directive in accordance with CDC’s Contact Information Collection Order (Order) requiring the transmission of contact information for passengers who have been in South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, or Zimbabwe. The CDC will provide the passengers’ contact information to jurisdictional state and local public health partners for public health follow-up. The Directive requires aircraft operators and airlines that are not currently transmitting the designated information for passengers via established DHS systems to transmit the designated information within 24 hours following each such flight’s arrival into the United States for all such passengers aboard.

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