The primary U.S. anti-corruption law, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), prohibits U.S. citizens and entities from bribing foreign government officials. Do you understand these prohibitions? How do the FCPA and other anti-bribery laws apply to business aviation? Corruption payments to a foreign official is a serious crime and conviction can carry substantial penalties, but
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Air Canada plans to complete the acquisition of 33 Airbus A220s and 40 Boeing 737 Max narrowbodies thanks to a C$5.879 billion ($4.682 billion) financing commitment by the government of Canada under its Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) program, the airline said late Monday. The package provides for fully repayable loans that Air Canada
Rolls-Royce, the British engineering giant, started building the UltraFan, the largest aero engine in the world. Rolls-Royce announced that the company started building the UltraFan demonstrator at its DemoWorks facility in Derby, the United Kingdom. “Significant investment has been made to develop the UltraFan demonstrator and associated technologies by Rolls-Royce and a variety of funding
Airbus is working to repurpose an area of the former Bombardier Mirabel factory that was left fallow after the Canadian planemaker ended CRJ production. The 100,000 square feet will become a pre-assembly plant for the A220 line of aircraft, feeding partially completed fuselages to both Mirabel and Mobile, Alabama. The facility is due to come
New York to London in one hour? Sydney to London in four hours? It might sound like an expensive pipedream, but the UK Space Agency reckons it is possible. The government agency has been teaming up with private companies to explore new territory in low-orbit space and hypersonic travel. One of those partner companies is
Last updated on December 3, 2020 During the last few years, the aviation MRO industry was affected by a huge lack of manpower. That trend is continuing and becoming worse every day. It’s not only that the problem is in finding people willing to work, even bigger problem is to find highly skilled professionals. What
The revolutionary double-decker airplane seat concept from Zephyr Aerospace successfully completed its crowdfunding mission, finishing up with more than 700% of its initial goal amount. The seat, which promises affordable lie flat comfort in the economy cabin, can now move on to the next stages of refinement and certification for use. It was last summer
Canadian safety authorities have temporarily banned right-hand single-pilot operations of Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters, after further investigations into the potential fracture of collective sticks on the type. Transport Canada is tightening inspection requirements for the helicopter following an incident in which the collective stick on one aircraft failed during a pre-flight check. Examination
De Havilland Canada and Canadian aircraft modification company PAL Aerospace intend to offer a special-mission variant of the Dash 8-400 turboprop to the Royal Malaysian Air Force. The “Dash 8 P-4” would be a maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) and have capability to perform intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) tasks, the companies said on 25 February.
Buried in the 5,600-page coronavirus relief and multi-agency funding bill that Congress pushed through in late December is a provision that requires the FAA to issue new training standards for aviation technical schools. The long-awaited change would update educational requirements contained in Part 147, which dictates the basic curriculum for certified technician training programs. A