Small airports important in national airport financing

Posted on June 18th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama’s budget calling for a reduction in airport funding would have a serious effect on small airports, Dr. Gerald Dillingham of the U.S. Government Accounting Office told a congressional hearing Wednesday, June 17. Continue Reading →

GA reluctant to jump on NextGen bandwagon

Posted on June 11th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA needs to take speedier action, as well as assure pilots and aircraft owners that expenditures for equipment will not significantly change for general aviation to move ahead to prepare for the Next Generation Air Transportation System... Continue Reading →

NextGen progressing, FAA tells Congress

Posted on June 4th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA is making progress in the next generation air traffic control (NextGen) program, Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker said in a report to the Congress. Whitaker was appointed Chief NextGen Officer a year ago. Continue Reading →

Business flying ticks up

Posted on May 29th, 2014 by

Speaking at the opening session of the European business aviation conference in Geneva, held May 19-21, Ed Bolen, president and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association, said he is pleased all indicators are up for business flying. Announcements of... Continue Reading →

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 →

Webinar to discuss effects of aviation noise

Posted on May 21st, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The potential effects of aviation noise will be explored in a webinar May 29 conducted by the Transportation Research Board. An hour-and-a-half program will discuss noise concerns at airports. Issues include possible effects of aviation noise on hearing, sleep, health,... Continue Reading →

GA loses a champion

Posted on May 13th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Widespread dissatisfaction with politics is feeding a movement to promote limits on the length of time an elected federal politician may serve. Stripped of all its meaningless rhetoric, that movement boils down to one point: Limit the... Continue Reading →

NTSB recommends FAA, National Weather Service improve weather forecasts to pilots

Posted on May 7th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board said May 7 that the National Weather Service and the FAA should provide improved forecast services to pilots. Continue Reading →

Government and GA groups differ over security actions

Posted on May 5th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — While aviation groups here are seeking to reduce the way general aviation pilots are stopped for questioning about possible terror flights, at the same time a powerful Senator was declaring concern about gaps in GA security. Continue Reading →

Questions surround NextGen

Posted on April 28th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA reported earlier this month that it had completed nationwide equipment installation for the NextGen aircraft tracking system. The announcement — like others in the past and probably those in the future — raises more questions... Continue Reading →