NextGen over budget and behind schedule

Posted on February 13th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pilots and aircraft owners at all levels of aviation are reluctant to invest in the necessary new equipment for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). One reason is that the FAA has not clearly defined what... Continue Reading →

Over regulation, slow response time and inconsistencies hurt GA

Posted on February 11th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Numerous government regulations, slow response times for decisions, and frequent inconsistencies by the FAA are harming small general aviation businesses. Continue Reading →

FAA proposes fine for Sierra Academy of Aeronautics

Posted on February 8th, 2014 by

LOS ANGELES – The FAA is proposing a $204,050 civil penalty against Sierra Academy of Aeronautics of Atwater, Calif., for allegedly operating nine Cessna 152 airplanes when they were not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. Continue Reading →

FAA reports on drones and NextGen

Posted on February 6th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA has made some strides in moving towards modernization, but is behind schedule and not fully geared for some other important issues, a Congressional committee discovered Wednesday, Feb. 5, in a hearing designed to check on... Continue Reading →

FAA clears path for AOA installation in GA aircraft

Posted on February 5th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The FAA has simplified the design approval requirements for angle of attack (AOA) indicator in general aviation aircraft. Continue Reading →

The FAA’s impact on small businesses

Posted on February 5th, 2014 by

How do FAA policies affect small general aviation businesses? That was the focus of a hearing held Wednesday by the U.S. House Small Business Committee, chaired by Congressman Sam Graves (R-Mo). Continue Reading →

Hearing slated on FAA Reform Act progress

Posted on February 3rd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) will conduct a Congressional hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 5, to examine the progress the FAA has made in implementing provisions of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 in the last... Continue Reading →

Latest FAA Safety Briefing now online

Posted on January 29th, 2014 by

Now online is the January/February issue of FAA Safety Briefing, which explores the important role technology plays in keeping general aviation safe and efficient. Articles discuss the  benefits of emerging technologies as well as the potential safety hazards of being too... Continue Reading →

FAA administrator meets with GA leaders

Posted on January 28th, 2014 by

Improving general aviation safety is a top priority for the FAA, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told industry leaders when he met with them Jan. 27 to jump start efforts for this year’s flying season. Continue Reading →

Bill introduced to protect pilots, controllers from proposed sleep apnea policy

Posted on January 19th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would ensure the FAA conducts an open rulemaking process before enacting potential changes to the medical certification requirements for pilots and air traffic... Continue Reading →