Happy Monday, everyone! There was a ton of stuff that happened this week, but don’t worry, we’re going to catch you up on all of it. Don’t forget to follow our Facebook page and Twitter profile to keep up with all the latest happenings at CapJet!
“The U.S. Senate today approved the nomination of Stephen Dickson to a five-year term as FAA administrator by a vote of 52-40.” (AIN Online)
“While his nomination became controversial in recent months on Capitol Hill, the confirmation of Stephen Dickson as FAA administrator has drawn broad support from industry leaders who have maintained that he has been a strong safety advocate with a wealth of aviation experience.” (AIN Online)
“The FAA has issued an interim final rule that exempts certain government operations from the requirement that all aircraft equipped with ADS–B Out must transmit at all times.” (AIN Online)
“Despite ongoing trade tensions between China and the U.S., the business aviation communities of the two countries are in deep discussions to bring the sector forward.” (AIN Online)
“The nearly 15-year effort to repeal the highway diesel fuel tax on business aviation took a notable step forward with this week’s introduction of the so-called Plane Act (S.2198).” (AIN Online)
“In the wake of several incidents involving the contamination of jet fuel with diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is highlighting the dangers of such contamination with the release this week of a new safety alert (SA-079) and an accompanying poster.” (AIN Online)
“Fargo Jet Center’s sister company Weather Modification International (WMI) has been contracted by the University of North Dakota (UND) to assist in a research project sponsored by the U.S. Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Center.” (AIN Online)