Four alternative fuels to undergo testing

Posted on September 8th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C – The FAA has selected four unleaded fuels for the first phase of testing at the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center. The goal is for government and industry to work together to have a new unleaded fuel... Continue Reading →

Latest issue of FAA Safety Briefing online

Posted on September 6th, 2014 by

The September/October 2014 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the world of student pilots and airmen-in-training. Continue Reading →

FAA grants more time to comment on hangar-use policy

Posted on September 3rd, 2014 by

The FAA will allow an additional 30 days to comment on its proposed hangar-use policy under an extension granted Tuesday following multiple requests from the GA community. Continue Reading →

Lawmakers lobby to expedite medical reform

Posted on August 24th, 2014 by

Lawmakers are asking the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the administration to expedite a review of the FAA’s proposed rulemaking on third-class medical reform. In two separate letters, Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Reps. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) and Sam Graves... Continue Reading →

Congress shows support for federal contract towers

Posted on August 19th, 2014 by

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate recently sent letters to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta reiterating congressional support for the preservation of 252 federal contract towers. Fifty-five senators signed a July 31 letter imploring Huerta to consider “all... Continue Reading →

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New York UAS test site now operational

Posted on August 14th, 2014 by

The FAA reports that the Griffiss International Airport unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site in Rome, N.Y., is ready to conduct research on integrating UAS into the national airspace system (NAS). Continue Reading →

Virginia Tech UAS Test Site now operational

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA announced today that the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site program is ready to conduct research vital to integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. The site is the last of six... Continue Reading →

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Why hasn’t FAA acted on ADS-B loan guarantee for GA?

Posted on July 29th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Why has the FAA not taken action on implementing a loan guarantee program for general aviation to prepare for the mandate for ADS-B equipment three years after Congress passed a law approving it? That is a question... Continue Reading →

NASA turns over NextGen air traffic management tool to FAA

Posted on July 16th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  A new NASA-developed computer software tool designed to aid air traffic controllers was presented to the FAA during a ceremony earlier this week at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. Continue Reading →

FAA receives unleaded fuels proposals

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA reports it has received 10 replacement fuel proposals from producers Afton Chemical Company, Avgas LLC, Shell, Swift Fuels and a consortium of BP, TOTAL and Hjelmco, for further evaluation in the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI), an... Continue Reading →