Monday, September 7, 2009

ConocoPhillips Doubles Young Eagles Fuel Rebate

Rod Palmer, general manager of Phillips 66 Aviation, announced the doubling of ConocoPhillips' fuel rebate for the Young Eagles volunteer pilots to $2.00 per gallon and it is effective till December 31, 2009.

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EAA Wins Approval for Vinatage DERs

EAA's Vintage Aircraft Association (VAA) and the FAA has announced a new program to authorize Designated Engineering Representatives (DER) for vintage aircraft. When a vintage airplane needs a major fixing and needs a new part, the DER approves the engineering data, certifying that the data are consistent with or superior to the original data. Under the new program Vintage Designated Engineering Representatives (VDER), the FAA will designate people who will cover vintage aircraft.

People who want to apply for VDER certification email before submitting an application to the appropriate aircraft certification office.

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FAA to Review Part 23

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will begin a new Part 23 regulatory review in 2010. 56 recommendations to direct this regulatory review. Other regulatory workarounds are currently required to address the techniques and technologies for aircraft currently being produced using process that didn't exist when Part 23 was written.

These areas include:
Pilot Interface
Data Management
A review of the structure and process of Part 23
Continued Airworthiness
Design Certification

The FAA expects to begin holdding public meeting around the world to talk about this review.

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