The FAA recently published its 2016 NextGen update, which provides an overview of where NextGen stands today, and where it’s going in the years to come. As part of this update, the FAA posted an online ADS-B equipment database, which allows pilots and aircraft owners to learn what equipment has been certified and other useful information. Simply enter the type of aircraft you have and a list of available equipment appears. Find out more here.
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) joined with Dynon Avionics at SUN ’n FUN to reveal they have established a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) process to install Dynon’s EFIS-D10A in certificated aircraft.
This allows innovations developed for the amateur-built aircraft fleet to make their way into Cessna 150s, 152s, and 172s, as well asPiper PA-28 and PA-38 models. [Read more…]
In the weeks before SUN ’n FUN opened, fly-in officials found themselves scrambling after the FAA told them the estimate for air traffic control services at this year’s event would be a whopping $325,000.
That’s a big difference from last year’s bill of $202,000.
“We told them we can’t survive,” recalls SUN ’n FUN President John “Lites” Leenhouts, adding he told FAA officials “you will literally put us out of business.” [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA has proposed a rule that overhauls the airworthiness standards for general aviation airplanes. The FAA’s proposal, which is based on industry recommendations, would reduce the time it takes to get safety enhancing technologies for GA airplanes into the marketplace while also reducing cost. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bill has been introduced in the House to extend the authorization of the FAA through July 15.
Meanwhile, the Senate has unveiled its own plan for the agency’s reauthorization. [Read more…]
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure adopted an amendment to H.R. 4441, the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, that would protect the rights of private pilots to use the Internet to connect with people who want to share costs for a flight.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has launched a grassroots campaign in response to the House Transportation Committee’s FAA reauthorization proposal to establish a user fee-funded air traffic control corporation.
The legislation — which poses a significant threat to the entire general aviation community — will be considered Thursday, Feb. 11, by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. [Read more…]
While the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act introduced in the House of Representatives yesterday is being touted as a plan for the future of U.S. aviation, it could create dire consequences for the future of personal recreational flying in our nation.