Time to get familiar with NextGen

Posted on January 28th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It has been said by FAA officials that moving from the present air traffic control system to a satellite-based one is like trying to replace a flat tire on a car while it is speeding down the... Continue Reading →

New chairs for House Aviation Committees

Posted on January 16th, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Convening of the 113th Congress Wednesday, Jan. 16, brought new congressmen to the chairmanships of the primary committees with jurisdiction over most aviation matters. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) was confirmed as chair of the Committee on Transportation... Continue Reading →

Make way for the drones

Posted on January 3rd, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — You will be sharing the airspace with unmanned aerial vehicles more and more in the coming year and ahead. Continue Reading →

Michael Huerta

Huerta approved as FAA administrator

Posted on January 2nd, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington aviation groups were quick to announce their approvals for the Senate confirmation of Michael F. Huerta as FAA administrator. Continue Reading →

What should GA expect in 2013?

Posted on December 27th, 2012 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — What can general aviation expect in the coming year? That question has aviation-focused personnel in Washington wondering. Uncertainty is not limited to aviation. The grim financial situation of near $17 trillion debt and political debates on what... Continue Reading →

CharlesSpence

NextGen months behind schedule, fiscal cliff could push it even farther

Posted on December 13th, 2012 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is months behind schedule and FAA management faces many challenges before the massive project completes its movement from the planning stages to implementation. Continue Reading →

NATCA warns against sequestration

Posted on December 12th, 2012 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — General aviation will feel the heavy impact of the mandated 8.2% sequestration funding cut for the FAA if Congress doesn’t act to avert the across-the-board cuts. A report from National Air Traffic Control Association (NATCA) says the... Continue Reading →

CharlesSpence

Nation’s money woes put GA in hot seat

Posted on December 3rd, 2012 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Money is the name of the game as the President and Congress wrestle over what to do with the massive debt the nation has accumulated and to consider a budget for the coming year. The Democratic-controlled Senate... Continue Reading →

CharlesSpence

Beware the 3 Rs

Posted on November 26th, 2012 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pilots — as well as everyone else in the United States — can expect political turbulence over the next months and longer. In fact, what this lame-duck Congress can and will do in the weeks before the... Continue Reading →

GA continues on NTSB most wanted list

Posted on November 15th, 2012 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — General aviation continues on the ‘‘10 most wanted” list issued by the National Transportation Safety Board, but GA organizations point out strides made in advancing the safety rate. Continue Reading →