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ADS-B Installation: Here’s What Happened to Me

First the Good NewsThe FAA is offering $500 rebates with the purchase avionics that have received an ADS-B Technical Standard Order authorization and meet ADS-B Out rule requirements. The rebate, which applies to owners of fixed-wing, single-engine piston aircraft, will run until October 11, 2019 or until the funds run


Sharing Aircraft Under FAR Part 91

For U.S. Operators, charging someone for a ride in the company jet is a subject thick with claims and counterclaims, ignorance and outright bad behavior.  The arguments are old, but some of the consequences are new.  Today, the IRS may be more likely than the FAA to punish practitioners of


IRS Issues Final Regs on Employee Entertainment Use

The IRS finally issued regulations interpreting the provisions for disallowing deductions attributed to aircraft used for entertainment. The final regulation generally follows the proposed regulations, but there are new provisions. Click here to download full news blast.


Return of the Ramp Check

The FAA determined that increasing ramp checks will improve aviation safety, especially for Part 91 pilots. Keep ARROW on board but understand that the required list of items has evolved. Click here to download full article.


One Accident, Two Stories

On Aug. 1, 1999, a 1968 Cherokee six crashed shortly after takeoff from an airport in Ohio, killing the pilot and three passengers and seriously injuring a fourth passenger.  The NTSB version of the crash found the pilot’s failure to maintain sufficient airspeed and proper trim as the cause.  However,


Aircraft Repair Station Security

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for repair station security was issued by the TSA in November 2009. The proposed rules would require repair stations to adopt and carry out a “standard” security program. Click here to download full article.


What is Current Maintenance?

The correct response depends on whether you are maintaining an aircraft under FAR Part 91, 121 or 135, and the person posing the question. Click here to download full article.


Accidents vs. Incidents

Aircraft Maintenance Technology – Industry Viewpoint – Most of us know that accidents must be reported to the NTSB, although we may be a little fuzzy on the process.  We may even remember that certain incidents are reportable as well.  As a maintenance professional you may be the most qualified


Moonlighting Mechanics

If the mechanic is an independent contractor then the flight department might not be liable for any mistakes of the mechanic.  If the mechanic is an employee of the flight department, then the company is liable for any negligence of the mechanic.  Know the risks assumed when hiring a moonlighting