After its August vacation, Congress returns to Capitol Hill Sept. 9 with a full plate of issues, some of which will directly affect general aviation. As usual in Washington, money is on top of the plate.
AOPA is reporting that the FAA is proposing to add aircraft to an existing airworthiness directive that requires replacing the fuel selector valve cover on certain Piper PA-28-140, PA-28-150, PA-28-160, PA-28-180, PA-28R-180, and PA-28R-200 airplanes.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will speak at the opening general session of the National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013), which will take place Oct. 22-24 in Las Vegas.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA has released to the public the 335-page report of the Aviation Rule Making Committee set up to recommend broad changes in the certification of general aviation aircraft in an effort to increase the safety of GA and reduce the costs of producing planes and parts.
While the FAA is charging airshows for ATC services, it appears the agency could reap billions of dollars in cost savings simply by implementing better management and business practices. According to a report from Aviation International News, analyses by the Department of Transportation and the Government Accountability Office show that overruns in the NextGen program and a resistance to consolidating Air Traffic Control centers is a big part of the problem.
The July/August 2013 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on airman preparedness. Articles explore procedures, techniques, and equipment that can help you stay ahead of the aviation safety curve and prepare for the unexpected.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Funding for contract towers started its long process through government when a subcommittee of the House of Representatives included it as part of the annual appropriations bill for the Department of Transportation, which has the FAA and other agencies.