FAA bottleneck hampers new GA development

The government’s certification process is one of the biggest issues facing aircraft manufacturers in the development or upgrading of products, according to a report in The Wichita Eagle, which notes: “The FAA reviews and signs off on every piece of paper, every drawing and every compliance area,” which creates a problem when the amount of new products is on the rise, but FAA resources are diminishing, creating a bottleneck for general aviation development.

GAMA commends Obama, then asks him to fix policy blind spot

WASHINGTON, DC — In his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress last night, President Obama embraced U.S. manufacturing in his “blueprint” for revitalizing the economy and job creation. While encouraging, officials at the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) said they hope the president will abandon his depreciation tax proposal on business aviation that would hurt the economic recovery of the general aviation manufacturing industry.

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