Waiting for FAA action

Posted on January 2nd, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There’s a quip here that asks: Why don’t government workers look out of the windows in the morning? The answer is: If they did that they wouldn’t have anything to do in the afternoon. Things are not... Continue Reading →

FAA names six sites for UAS research

Posted on January 1st, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA has selected the six public entities that will develop unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test sites around the country. Continue Reading →

NTSB issues 5 general aviation safety alerts

Posted on December 30th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Five general aviation safety alerts were issued by the National Transportation Board the week before Christmas, citing the government agency’s focus on reducing GA accidents. Continue Reading →

Congressman calls for early start on FAA reauthorization

Posted on December 12th, 2013 by

WASHINGHTON, D.C. — Now is the time to begin laying the groundwork for reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration, Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said during a speech before the International Aviation Club Dec. 11. Although reauthorization isn’t due until September... Continue Reading →

Subcommittee starts looking at ways to prepare for aviation’s future

Posted on December 12th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An aviation subcommittee in the House of Representatives started early to examine how best to structure the FAA to meet upcoming challenges. Continue Reading →

A ‘baaad’ rule

Posted on November 21st, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This could be the beginning of something big: The FAA has followed recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board and announced a program to check the weight of pilots in order to produce safer flight. The announced... Continue Reading →

Drone ‘road map’ unveiled

Posted on November 12th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA has released its 72-page “road map” for determining how to permit unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) — more commonly known as drones — to share the skies with other aircraft by 2015, but early indications show... Continue Reading →

FAA and industry must come together, Huerta says

Posted on October 29th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The aviation industry and the government must come together and answer the question of what kind of aviation system is wanted and how it can be financed, FAA Administrator Michel Huerta told the Washington Aero Club. Continue Reading →

GA looks to debt ceiling date

Posted on October 7th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oct.. 17 is rapidly approaching and even the experts with crystal balls can’t predict what the government will do. Unless Congress moves before then and passes some sort of funding bills, general aviation could suffer more than... Continue Reading →

Talk of privatizing ATC reappears

Posted on October 3rd, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C — A wise person once commented that we learn from history that we learn nothing from history. Nothing could be more accurate than the current flap over privatizing the air traffic control system. Continue Reading →