WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA and its largest union, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, AFL-CIO (NATCA), have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) covering the air traffic control specialists assigned to the terminal and en route options, traffic management coordinators/specialists, air traffic controllers assigned to the flight service option, and Notice to Airmen specialists (NOTAMS). [Read more…]
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Salem, Oregon pilot Chuck West watched as Salem’s NcNary Field (KSLE) airspace was re-drawn, and re-drawn again. There was a problem. Portions of the instrument approaches were no longer protected and that violated FAA Order 8260.26F. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA is expanding the part of its Pathfinder Program that focuses on detecting and identifying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flying too close to airports. [Read more…]
Just published online is the May/June 2016 issue of FAA Safety Briefing, which focuses on the rapidly changing world of technology and the role it plays in GA safety.
Articles cover everything from unmanned aircraft to commercial space operations, to how the FAA helps champion the power of technology in making flying safer and more efficient, according to officials. [Read more…]
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.