Registration is underway for the 2017 UAS Symposium scheduled to take place at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia, from March 27 to 29, co-sponsored by the FAA and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Subcommittee on Aviation will begin a series of hearings the week of Feb. 13 as part of its preparations for developing the next FAA reauthorization bill. [Read more…]
The editorial board of the Daily Breeze, the local news source for Los Angeles County’s South Bay region, questions whether the “contentious, decades-long battle over operations at the Santa Monica Airport” is actually over, even with the FAA caving to the city’s demands to close the airport in 2028.
“Many questions remain concerning the airport, which has played an important role in Southern California’s air transportation system. Lawsuits also may cloud the airport’s future,” the editorial notes. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — A proposed new compliance pathway for Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for manufacturing of safety-enhancing avionics and other low risk equipment emerged during a Jan. 17 meeting in Oshkosh between officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), top FAA officials, and others in the aviation industry. [Read more…]
The FAA will hold webinars and public workshops through Feb. 8 on upcoming airspace improvements that will occur throughout Southern California. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA has reached a settlement agreement with SkyPan International of Chicago resolving enforcement cases that alleged the company operated unmanned aircraft (UAS) in congested airspace over New York City and Chicago, and violated airspace regulations and aircraft operating rules. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new Department of Transportation Inspector General (IG) report outlines deficiencies in the FAA’s ability to adequately prepare for and respond to major disruptions to the air traffic system.
The IG pointed to shortcomings in the agency’s contingency planning, controller training, technology, and system redundancy and resiliency. [Read more…]
Following the FAA’s announcement of the final rule for third class medical reform, GA’s advocacy groups responded, with the president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association saying this is the best thing to happen to GA in decades. [Read more…]
The January/February 2017 issue of FAA Safety Briefing is now online.
The issue focuses on aviation risk management and aeronautical decision making. Featured content follows the framework of the PAVE checklist, covering a pilot’s decision making process to mitigate risks in terms of the: Pilot, Aircraft, enVironment, and External Pressures. Check it out here.
A committee composed of pilots, aviation and automation experts, officials who submit notams, and flight planning vendors has drafted 54 recommendations to the FAA to improve the dissemination and graphical display of temporary flight restrictions to make it easier for pilots to access and understand the information, according to a report on the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association website.
One of the major recommendations is that all TFRs with shapes be graphically depicted on the Notam Search website. According to the AOPA report, The committee noted numerous issues with the FAA’s graphical TFR website, which has not been updated in over 10 years, including the website’s inability to provide all graphics, and recommended it be discontinued.
Read the full story here.