FAA News and Regulation Update

Practically always there is something new to know regarding Faa rules and polices. Here are brief overviews of some of the latest FAA news for fall 2012. dr. sergey anokhin

October sixteen: FAA Approves More Therapeutic Oxygen Units

The FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION has authorized the use of seven more lightweight oxygen concentrator models for passenger medical use on airplanes. Portable oxygen concentrators are small units that separate oxygen from nitrogen and other gases in the air, and provide oxygen at greater than 90 percent concentration. That they do not use pressurized or liquid oxygen, which is considered hazardous materials. 

The Department of Travel (DOT) requires that Circumstance. S. airlines and international carriers flying into the U. S. allow individuals to use FAA-approved lightweight oxygen concentrators during all phases of an airline flight. The DOT also stimulates airlines to voluntarily allow non-approved units because they pose no safety risk.

There are now 21 years old approved oxygen concentrator models. The newly-approved devices are the AirSep Focus, AirSep FreeStyle 5, Inogen One particular G3, Inova Labs LifeChoice Activox, Respironics Simply Move, Precision Medical EasyPulse, and the SeQual SAROS.

March 11: New Issue of FAA Safety Briefing on Aviation Education

The FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION has released the September. /Oct. 2012 issue of FAA Safety Briefing, which is often read on the FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION website.

The new concern focuses on aviation education, and includes articles on different types of flying training devices, a story on the value of situational awareness, what it will take to be a trip instructor, an article on the Aviation Rulemaking Committee’s (ARC) airman testing criteria and training, an post on on runway safety strategies, the FAA’s plans to get started testing distance learning for AMT trainees, and important cold weather safety measures for rotorcraft.

October 10: Newly Updated: Airport Style Advisory Circular (AC) Up to date

The FAA’s Office of Airports has updated the Airport Design Advisory Round (AC) 150/5300-13A. It is the first major reword to the AC in more than twenty years, and is the result of joint collaboration between the FAA and the modern aviation industry.

The AC is employed by airport operators, coordinators and engineers, and supplies the geometric layout and executive design requirements for strip, taxiways, aprons, and other airport facilities. The file is especially important to FBOs and airports starting construction and improvements since it outlines the FAA’s criteria and tips for the introduction of airport structure plans and airport development projects.


September 14: FA Administrator Huerta Renews Key element Education Relationships

Acting FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION Administrator Michael Huerta has renewed two partnerships to promote youth education of aerospace education and professions.

Jamail Larkins will stay the FAA’s official minister plenipotentiary for aviation and space education under the Scientific research, Engineering, and Mathematics-Aviation and Space Education program (STEM-AVSED). Larkins is one of the country’s youngest aviators entrepreneurs and President of Ascension Air. The STEM-AVSED program coordinates presentations with Larkins for agency outreach events, career expos and school visits, and Larkins speaks to 20, 500 students annually through general public schools and youth organizations.

Huerta also renewed a partnership with Build-A-Plane Exec Director Katrina Bradshaw. Build-A-Plane is a national, non-profit organization focused on promoting aeronautical and aviation careers by allowing students across the U. S. to create and restore real airplanes.