News and Notices

DOT/FAA Annual MIS Report Due March 15, 2014

Posted on Wed, Jan 08, 2014

This is a reminder that March 15, 2014 is the deadline for DOT/FAA Annual MIS Reporting for calendar year 2013.

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Tags: faa, Part 121 Compliance, Part 135 Compliance, Drug and Alcohol Testing, DOT, MIS reports

Government Shutdown: What to Expect

Posted on Tue, Oct 01, 2013

2013 has been a budgetary year to remember for aviation. Granted, so far, those reasons have been anything but positive. We started with sequestration in the beginning of the year threatening to shut down 238 air traffic control towers, cause lengthy delays at airport security and even kept any branch of service from preforming at air shows around the country. Now, only seven months later, we are met with another budgetary concern; the government shutdown. We have taken a look at what will be suspended and what will continue to operate to try to help you plan with as much care as possible.

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Tags: faa, aviation news, TSA, News

Closed For Labor Day

Posted on Sun, Sep 01, 2013

NATACS is closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 2.

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TSA Begins Expanding PreCheck Program

Posted on Wed, Jul 24, 2013

On July 19th, the TSA announced an expansion to their PreCheck process. PreCheck currently allows eligible participants to move through security checkpoints much, much faster with fewer disruptions. The PreCheck process previously required travelers to opt-in through a major airline’s frequent flier program. This could only be obtained by those who flew regularly and was only available on that one airline. However, starting later this year, that process is seeing some changes.

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Tags: faa, aviation news, TSA

Final Rule: Combined Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs

Posted on Tue, Jul 23, 2013

On July 15, 2013, The FAA's Drug Abatement Division published a Final Rule entitled "Combined Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs". Check it out on their website here.

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Tags: faa, Drug Testing, Part 121 Compliance, Part 135 Compliance, Final Rule, Drug and Alcohol Testing

FAA's New 1500 Hour Rule

Posted on Mon, Jul 22, 2013

This month, the FAA published a Final Rule regarding airline transport pilot (ATP) certificates and training, titled Pilot Certification and Qualification Requirements for Air Carrier Operations. While the final rule itself is 58 pages long, this blog post breaks down the main components of the rule and to whom it applies.

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Tags: faa, Part 121 Compliance, Part 135 Compliance, Advisory circular, TSA

Closed For Independence Day

Posted on Tue, Jul 02, 2013

In celebration of the Independence Day, We will be closed on the 4th of July, 2013. 

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Tags: Holiday, Closed, History

Closed For Memorial Day

Posted on Fri, May 24, 2013

In honor and observance of those who have sacrificed their lives serving in the armed forces, we will be closed Monday, May 27th, 2013 for Memorial Day.

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Tags: Important Notices

Following the Impacts of Sequestration

Posted on Mon, Apr 08, 2013

Last month, we talked about sequestration as things were just getting started. In the last few weeks, we have seen some new stories develop as well as some details come into the light. As promised, we have continued to monitor these stories and here is what we have found.

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Tags: faa, aviation news, News, DOT

The Flight of the Landfill

Posted on Wed, Mar 13, 2013

Alternative fuels have gained a great deal of attention recently, including in aviation. Rising fuel costs are a highly discussed topic. Solving aviation’s rising fuel costs has lead to the need for alternative fuels. The creation of these fuels requires innovation, ingenuity and an open mind. This leads us to an intrepid Aussie who proposed a better way to fuel his plane, plastic. What better way to test the fuel with a trans hemispherical journey.

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Tags: aviation news

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