EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — A proposed new compliance pathway for Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for manufacturing of safety-enhancing avionics and other low risk equipment emerged during a Jan. 17 meeting in Oshkosh between officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), top FAA officials, and others in the aviation industry. [Read more…]
The FAA will hold webinars and public workshops through Feb. 8 on upcoming airspace improvements that will occur throughout Southern California. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA has reached a settlement agreement with SkyPan International of Chicago resolving enforcement cases that alleged the company operated unmanned aircraft (UAS) in congested airspace over New York City and Chicago, and violated airspace regulations and aircraft operating rules. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new Department of Transportation Inspector General (IG) report outlines deficiencies in the FAA’s ability to adequately prepare for and respond to major disruptions to the air traffic system.
The IG pointed to shortcomings in the agency’s contingency planning, controller training, technology, and system redundancy and resiliency. [Read more…]
Following the FAA’s announcement of the final rule for third class medical reform, GA’s advocacy groups responded, with the president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association saying this is the best thing to happen to GA in decades. [Read more…]
The January/February 2017 issue of FAA Safety Briefing is now online.
The issue focuses on aviation risk management and aeronautical decision making. Featured content follows the framework of the PAVE checklist, covering a pilot’s decision making process to mitigate risks in terms of the: Pilot, Aircraft, enVironment, and External Pressures. Check it out here.
A committee composed of pilots, aviation and automation experts, officials who submit notams, and flight planning vendors has drafted 54 recommendations to the FAA to improve the dissemination and graphical display of temporary flight restrictions to make it easier for pilots to access and understand the information, according to a report on the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association website.
One of the major recommendations is that all TFRs with shapes be graphically depicted on the Notam Search website. According to the AOPA report, The committee noted numerous issues with the FAA’s graphical TFR website, which has not been updated in over 10 years, including the website’s inability to provide all graphics, and recommended it be discontinued.
Read the full story here.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA issued a final rule Dec. 16, 2016, that overhauls the airworthiness standards for general aviation airplanes.
According to FAA officials, the new rule will reduce the time it takes to move safety-enhancing technologies for small airplanes into the marketplace and will also reduce costs for the aviation industry. [Read more…]
If you get a drone as a holiday present, the FAA wants you to know how to fly it safely.
That’s why the agency released a new video reminding everyone of the rules and regulations that safe drone pilots must follow. [Read more…]
As part of an effort to evaluate technologies that can be used to safely detect unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) around airports, the FAA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are conducting drone-detection research during the week of Nov. 16, 2016, in the vicinity of Denver International Airport. [Read more…]