Republicans say claims of sequestration effects on aviation not backed up by facts

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.

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FAA planning for $600 million in spending cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – To prepare for the possibility of a budget sequestration on March 1, the FAA is making plans to reduce its expenditures by approximately $600 million for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2013.

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FAA puts out requests for UAV research and test sites

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA has put out a request for proposals from state and local governments, universities and other public entities to develop six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test sites around the country.

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New app helps decipher FAA acronyms

North Star Group has released a free FAA Acronyms Mobile App, which includes a searchable list of many of the commonly used acronyms used by the FAA and the aviation industry.

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Changing the way the FAA does business

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 five years will bring.”

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FAA reverses position on maintenance duty time

The FAA has reversed its maintenance duty time legal interpretation and comments submitted by the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association played a role in that decision.

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Time to get familiar with NextGen

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 highway.

And while implementation of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) may be behind schedule and over budget, it is moving along and pilots need to get familiar with it.

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The effects of political wrangling on LSA

The new year is here and with it the effects of Congressional wrangling over the so-called fiscal cliff. Maybe the political leadership have found some temporary resolve, but eventually cuts appear inevitable.

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Aerospace medicine focus of new FAA Safety Briefing

The January/February 2013 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on aerospace medicine. Articles cover key issues that affect medical certification for pilots, discuss the pilot’s role in this process, and explain the FAA’s responsibilities.

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Make way for the drones

WASHINGTON, D.C. — You will be sharing the airspace with unmanned aerial vehicles more and more in the coming year and ahead.

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