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Airplane Certified by FAA Despite Concerns

Monday, September 29, 2008 — David Evans

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At a recent Aviation Subcommittee hearing into the controversial certification of the Eclipse EA-500 Very Light Jet (VLJ), the chairman, Rep. Jerry Costello (D-IL), led off with this hypothetical, “For the past few years, I have asked the question – does the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have adequate resources to accomplish its mission?” It may […]

Special Certification Review Comes Up Short

Monday, September 29, 2008 — David Evans

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Obviously proud of it, the Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) posted the Special Certification Review (SCR) of the Eclipse EA-500 aircraft prominently on its website. The document basically said the agency’s approval of the design was entirely proper. One has to wonder about this new found public openness when two of the four appendices are redacted, […]

Airplane Certified by FAA Despite Concerns

Monday, September 29, 2008 — David Evans

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At a recent Aviation Subcommittee hearing into the controversial certification of the Eclipse EA-500 Very Light Jet (VLJ), the chairman, Rep. Jerry Costello (D-IL), led off with this hypothetical, “For the past few years, I have asked the question – does the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have adequate resources to accomplish its mission?” It may […]

Special Certification Review Comes Up Short

Monday, September 29, 2008 — David Evans

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Obviously proud of it, the Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) posted the Special Certification Review (SCR) of the Eclipse EA-500 aircraft prominently on its website. The document basically said the agency’s approval of the design was entirely proper. One has to wonder about this new found public openness when two of the four appendices are redacted, […]

Accidents and Incidents 9/27

Saturday, September 27, 2008 — David Evans

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ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS (21 September – 27 September 2008) Airline, Corporate, & AeroMedevac Date/ Location Aircraft/Reg. Narrative Casualties Comments 21 September Tokyo, JAPAN Air India-operated Boeing 747-300 Reg: VT-EPW Aircraft suffered the failure of engine #4 (outer right) shortly after takeoff, the engine spitting parts of its compressor and turbine onto a parking lot and […]

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