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How Might REACH (European Environmental Regulations) Affect Your Business?

The U.S. Commerce Department will hold a webinar on November 29 to discuss the effect of European Evironmental Regulations (REACH) on U.S. Aerospace companies. Continue reading

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PBDE Ban Could Affect the Flame Retardants in Aircraft Parts

Earlier this year, EPA proposed a rule banning certain polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs). These are flame retardant chemicals used in certain plastics, including in aircraft interiors. Manufacturers using substances about to be banned need to follow-up with the government so tha they can make sure their voice is heard! Continue reading

Boeing Takes on Environmental Leadership

Boeing’s Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety, Mary Armstrong, spoke at a joint session of the memberships of both the Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA) and the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA). Her speech made it clear that Boeing is acting as a leader in aviation’s efforts to achieve better environmental performance in the aviation industry. Continue reading

Making Aircraft More Environmentally Friendly

Boeing’s Director of Environmental Performance addressed strategies for improving environmental performance in aircraft. Continue reading

EASA Executive Director Goudou Briefs on the Activities of EASA

EASA Executive Director Patrick Goudou welcomed the community to the FAA EASA International Safety Meeting with some very brief comments. The FAA EASA International Safety Meeting opened in New Orleans on June 8, 2010. The FAA EASA International Safety Meeting is an opportunity for the government of the world to coordinate their aviation safety regulatory and implementation efforts. Continue reading

Will the New Energy Legislation Affect Aviation?

Under the proposed legislation, new aircraft engine emissions standards could have the potential to seriously impair the ability of air carriers and others to profitably fly aircraft. Continue reading

Waxman to Energy: Congressional Shift May Signal Significant Change

In a close and hard-fought leadership challenge, Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) won the Chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee from Congressman John Dingell (D-MI) on Thursday.  Dingell had Chaired the Committee or served as Ranking Member (when the Republicans were in the majority) since 1981. The Waxman coup is expected to accelerate passage … Continue reading