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Canada amends pilot flight-time, duty regulations
Transport Canada on Dec. 12 announced amendments to Canadian Aviation Regulations that prescribe new flight- and duty-time limits for airline pilots that align with current scientific data and international standards.
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WestJet, Qantas expand codeshare partnership
Canadian LCC WestJet has expanded its codeshare relationship with Australia’s Qantas by adding Qantas-operated flights between Los Angeles and Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Former Boeing exec to head RTCA
Former airline pilot and Boeing executive Terry McVenes has joined standards organization RTCA as its new president and CEO.
Finnish agency finds evacuation deficiencies
The Safety Investigation Authority of Finland (SIAF) has issued several recommendations resulting from the Dec. 3, 2017, evacuation of an Embraer E190 regional jet that revealed “serious deficiencies” in the response by Finnish airport operator Finavia.
US and Argentina sign new aviation safety bilateral
The US and Argentina signed a new bilateral aviation safety agreement Nov. 30 during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, FAA announced.
Nav Canada begins more efficient separation standard 
Nav Canada has implemented a new separation standard at Calgary International Airport (YYC) that allows reduced separations of aircraft making required navigation performance (RNP) approaches to parallel runways, becoming the first air navigation service provider to use the standard.
ALPA wants more details on Boeing 737 MAX automated system 
The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) has called on the FAA and US National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) to assist in providing information on an automated pitch-control system suspected of possibly contributing to the October fatal crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8.
NTSB eyes fan blades, inlet in Southwest 737 engine failure investigation
A US National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) investigative hearing into the April inflight engine failure of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 on Nov. 14 honed in on the design and testing of the CFM56-7B engine fan blades and the containment capability of the engine inlet and fan cowl.
Honeywell named as reseller of GX inflight broadband
Satellite communications specialist Inmarsat has named Honeywell Aerospace as a value-added reseller (VAR) of its GX Aviation Ka-band inflight broadband system.
Honeywell concludes testing of runway collision avoidance system
Honeywell has completed initial testing of a software-based runway collision avoidance system that uses automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) position reports to alert pilots to potential conflicts on the airport surface.
Pilots not told of Boeing MAX’s automatic stall-prevention system 
In a move likely linked to the on-going investigation into the fatal crash in October of a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8, the aircraft manufacturer has issued a bulletin to operators explaining a system unique to the MAX that automatically pushes the nose down to help prevent stalls in certain flight profiles.
US watchdog warns FAA more work needed to prevent ATC outages 
FAA has taken steps to resolve the causes of seven outages of its En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) system since 2014, but the air traffic control (ATC) automation platform remains vulnerable, the US Transportation Department inspector general says in audit report released Nov. 9.
US watchdog warns FAA more work needed to prevent ATC outages 
FAA has taken steps to resolve the causes of seven outages of its En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) system since 2014, but the air traffic control (ATC) automation platform remains vulnerable, the US Transportation Department inspector general says in audit report released Nov. 9.
FAA makes staffing policy changes after Vegas controller found incapacitated 
The FAA is implementing a new controller staffing policy after a tower controller became incapacitated while working the midnight shift at McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
DOT IG audits FAA’s drone authorization system 
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) inspector general (IG) has initiated an audit of the FAA and industry program to provide timely, automated authorization of drone flights near airports.
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