Safety focus of international conference

Posted on May 28th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Each year representatives from the FAA and other nations gather for an international aviation safety conference. This year the meeting will be held in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of the nation’s capital. The importance of the meetings... Continue Reading →

FAA to expedite limited commercial UAS operations

Posted on May 20th, 2014 by

ORLANDO, Fla. — During a speech at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems 2014, FAA Manager of UAS Integration Jim Williams reported that the FAA is working with several industries to expedite some limited commercial operations of UAS before... Continue Reading →

Alaska UAS test site begins research flights

Posted on May 6th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The University of Alaska’s unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test site is the second of six to become operational. The FAA has granted the University of Alaska Fairbanks a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) authorizing flights by... Continue Reading →

Latest issue of FAA Safety Briefing online

Posted on May 6th, 2014 by

Now online, the May/June 2014 issue of FAA Safety Briefing is all about Airworthiness Certification and Standards. The issue looks at the hidden dangers of layering supplemental type certificates (STC), who to go to when your plane has an issue,... Continue Reading →

FAA and GA community launch weather safety campaign

Posted on May 1st, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA and general aviation groups will launch an eight-month national safety campaign titled, “Got Weather? #GotWx,” to help general aviation pilots prepare for potential weather challenges they may encounter during the 2014 flying season. FAA Administrator... Continue Reading →

FAA launches GA pilot data collection study

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA has launched a one-year project to demonstrate the capabilities of the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) program for the general aviation community. Voluntary data will be collected from GA pilots within 40 nautical... Continue Reading →

FAA pursues rulemaking on third class medical

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA is moving ahead with the rulemaking process to possibly expand the number of pilots eligible to fly without the need for a third-class medical certificate. Continue Reading →

Warning signs in FAA forecast

Posted on March 30th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The recently released forecast by the FAA for 2014 to 2034 is generally upbeat for aviation, but when digging into the big report it had a picture not so rosy for much of general aviation. This should... Continue Reading →

LAMA rallies industry to comment on FAA policy

Posted on March 26th, 2014 by

The Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association is encouraging Light-Sport Aircraft professionals and others in the aviation industry to comment on FAA Draft Policy 8130.2(H). The FAA is proposing that fully built LSA (SLSA) that are converted to Experimental LSA status (ELSA)... Continue Reading →

EAA strikes deal with FAA over AirVenture controllers

Posted on March 24th, 2014 by

The Experimental Aircraft Association and the FAA have signed two agreements — a Settlement Agreement and a nine-year Reimbursable Agreement — that provide EAA with assurance of air traffic control services on a consistent basis through 2022 for the AirVenture... Continue Reading →