WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Transportation Inspector General has released a scathing report outlining numerous shortcomings of the FAA’s efforts to implement reforms intended to help the agency operate more effectively and efficiently, improve the delivery of air traffic services, and modernize the U.S. air traffic control system. [Read more…]
FAA officials note that North Carolina is leading the way to the next generation of air traffic control.
NextGen procedures are helping flights operate more efficiently at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), as well as surrounding airports in North Carolina, South Carolina and southern Virginia. [Read more…]
As part of the FAA’s Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control Accidents national safety campaign, FAA officials are releasing tutorials on various topics that will help prevent Loss of Control (LOC) accidents. The latest topic is best glide speed. [Read more…]
Forbes.com is reporting that a lawsuit challenging the new FAA requirement that all unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) must register was filed in the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Dec. 24 by a model aircraft enthusiast concerned that the registration rules were illegal. That individual is John A. Taylor, a multi-rotor builder and flyer living in Silver Spring, Maryland, according to a story on Forbes.com. An insurance attorney, Taylor said he expected other hobby groups or drone manufacturers to file suit against the registration rules but when they didn’t, he decided to step up himself. Read the full story here.
The FAA has released the B4UFLY mobile application to the public following an initial beta testing period. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Congress has passed an omnibus measure that includes key funding for general aviation manufacturers in safety, certification, and alternative fuels for piston-engine aircraft.
It also makes permanent the Research & Development (R&D) tax credit, and extends bonus depreciation for five years. [Read more…]
The FAA is advising unmanned aircraft owners that there’s no need to work with a “drone registration” company to help them file an application for a registration number.
Owners should wait until additional details about the forthcoming drone registration system are announced before paying anyone to do the work for them, FAA officials said. Drone owners should visit FAA.gov for official updates on the unmanned aircraft registry, officials add.