NTSB preparing videos on GA safety alerts

Posted on March 13th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is preparing short videos about five safety alerts for general aviation covering the most frequent types of GA accidents. The videos will be available this spring and feature regional air safety... Continue Reading →

Some question FAA’s selection of sequestration cuts

Posted on March 11th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sequestration hasn’t caused the sky to fall in Washington, but there are indications some efforts are being made to pull it down to meet the dire threats of disasters that have been put forth. Continue Reading →

Tower closures and furloughs: Are they necessary?

Posted on March 6th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The FAA intends to send furlough notices to its employees, meaning in early April fewer controllers will be on the job unless Congress acts before that to make some changes to sequestration. The National Air Traffic Controller Association says... Continue Reading →

FAA administrator tells Congress how agency is preparing for sequestration

Posted on February 27th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a Congressional subcommittee Wednesday, Feb. 27, the agency has put in a hiring freeze, cut travel and is preparing for furloughs of employees as sequestration appears certain to become effective March 1. Continue Reading →

Fiscal problems lead to conflict, confusion and uncertainty

Posted on February 26th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — March is a windy month. That is expected to be especially true this March in the nation’s capital, with much activity, conflict and confusion as lawmakers try to sort out the nation’s fiscal problems. All this activity... Continue Reading →

Sequestration’s effects on general aviation

Posted on February 25th, 2013 by

Any sequestration that goes into effect won’t be felt entirely until April 1 because furlough notices must be given one month in advance. Will sequestration last that long? Or longer? Few even hazard guesses at this time, but if it... Continue Reading →

Republicans say claims of sequestration effects on aviation not backed up by facts

Posted on February 25th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Announcements by members of the president’s administration about sequestration’s effect on the FAA and aviation are not backed up by facts, says Congressional Republican members of committees in both the Senate and House. Continue Reading →

Rhetoric against GA continues

Posted on February 14th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Money continues to be the topic dominating the conversations and actions here as the President, Congress, and businesses, including aviation groups, face a series of challenges. The federal debt is passing $16.5 trillion and increasing at the... Continue Reading →

Will NTSB head become next Secretary of Transportation?

Posted on February 3rd, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Will the current chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board become the next Secretary of Transportation? The answer is “yes” if the head of the Senate committee that must approve the next nominee has his way. Continue Reading →

Changing the way the FAA does business

Posted on January 31st, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Michael Huerta, the new administrator at the FAA, sees challenges ahead for all aviation, which creates the need for government and the private sector to work together to resolve those challenges “to achieve the opportunities the next... Continue Reading →