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.
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 the FAA’s progress in the two years since reauthorization.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA has simplified the design approval requirements for angle of attack (AOA) indicator in general aviation aircraft.
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).
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 two years.
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 technologically focused.
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.
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 controllers in relation to sleep disorders.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the election year begins, Congress and the President are ratcheting up actions to gain an upper hand, which is putting issues affecting general aviation in both critical positions and on the back burner.
This means a busy year for GA’s alphabet organizations, with both opportunities and potential problems.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today thanked U.S. House and Senate negotiators for recommending robust funding of two key GA priorities — the FAA’s Aircraft Certification Service and the transition to an unleaded aviation fuel for piston aircraft — in the omnibus appropriations bill.