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 →

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 →