The FAA expects thousands of birds may be saved each year because of changes the agency has made to its communication tower lighting standards. [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…]
Now online is the March/April 2016 issue of FAA Safety Briefing, which focuses on the leading cause of general aviation accidents – loss of control.
Articles will help pilots better identify loss of control warning signs, as well as fine-tune mitigation strategies and recovery techniques that can improve flight safety in these situations, according to FAA officials. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FAA is establishing an aviation rulemaking committee to develop recommendations for regulations that would allow certain remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs) — also known as unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or drones — to be operated over people who are not directly involved in the operation of the aircraft.
FAA officials say they are taking this action to “provide a more flexible, performance-based approach for these operations than what was considered for Micro UAS.” [Read more…]