Latest FAA Safety Briefing online

Posted on March 7th, 2014 by

The March/April 2014 issue of FAA Safety Briefing takes a look at what it takes to “get back in the flying game.” Whether it’s transitioning to a new type of aircraft, or returning from a flying hiatus, the articles will... Continue Reading →

Congressional hearing slated at FAA Technical Center in New Jersey

Posted on March 5th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. House Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) will chair a Congressional field hearing at the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center, located at the Atlantic City International Airport, next Tuesday to examine the Technical Center’s  role in... Continue Reading →

NextGen Air Traffic Control roundtable slated

Posted on February 25th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Subcommittee on Aviation, chaired by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), will hold a roundtable policy discussion on Thursday, Feb. 27, on the FAA’s efforts to address the NextGen Advisory Committee’s (NAC) recommendations for developing the Next... Continue Reading →

FAA to hire 10,000 controllers over next decade

Posted on February 16th, 2014 by

AVweb is reporting that the FAA will be hiring 10,000 controllers over the next decade, with 6,000 in the next five years. It is accepting applications now. According to the AVweb report, this is unusual as the agency usually recruits exclusively... Continue Reading →

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 →