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 →

FAA issues second GA airport study

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA has issued its second study of general aviation airports, called ASSET 2, this time covering 497 airports that did not fit into a category under the original study. 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 →

Light at the end of a long tunnel of decline

Posted on March 19th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — General aviation might be seeing some light at the end of the long tunnel of decline, according to comments from officials from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) at their annual “state of the industry” press conference. Continue Reading →

FAA forecast shows growth in turbine planes and sport pilots

Posted on March 13th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The long-term outlook for general aviation is favorable, even though the slow growth of the U.S. economy has affected near-term growth, according to the FAA, which released its forecasts for the years 2014 to 2034 today. According... Continue Reading →