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KEY LAWMAKERS WORK TO EXPEDITE MEDICAL REFORM

News release | 2014, 08 20

– Key lawmakers are asking the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Administration to expedite a review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposed rulemaking on third-class medical reform.

AOPA LEADS INDUSTRY EFFORT TO SPEED MEDICAL REFORM

News release | 2014, 08 18

In an effort led by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), seven influential general aviation organizations are asking the Department of Transportation and the Administration to expedite a review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposed rulemaking on third-class medical reform.

AOPA ANNOUNCES TRANSITION BACK TO JEPPESEN FOR ONLINE FLIGHT PLANNER SERVICE

News release | 2014, 08 13

Starting in 2015, AOPA will return to the AOPA Internet Flight Planner (AIFP) powered by Jeppesen, thus retiring the current flight planner, FlyQ Web.

MEDICAL REFORM MOVES AHEAD, AOPA PROMISES VIGILANCE

News release | 2014, 07 31

The FAA has sent a proposal to reform the third-class medical certification process to the Department of Transportation for review, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced Thursday.

AOPA ANNOUNCES EXIT FROM EFB MARKET

News release | 2014, 07 25

Over the past several years, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) developed its digital flight planning tools into a suite of products that put flight planning capability, airport directory information and aviation weather in pilots’ hands. AOPA partnered with Seattle Avionics to create FlyQ EFB, an electronic flight bag (EFB) iPad application, and FlyQ Pocket, a smartphone application.

AOPA TESTING NEW WAYS TO OPEN DOORS TO AVIATION

News release | 2014, 07 25

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) wants to open new doors to aviation by exploring the concept that aircraft ownership can be made more accessible and affordable through the development of “Reimagined Aircraft,” the Association announced Friday.

JUDGE DISMISSES PATENT LAWSUIT AGAINST AOPA

News release | 2014, 07 24

JUDGE DISMISSES PATENT LAWSUIT AGAINST AOPA

AOPA ISSUES CALL FOR AIRPORTS TO HOST 2015 REGIONAL FLY-INS

News release | 2014, 07 23

AOPA ISSUES CALL FOR AIRPORTS TO HOST 2015 REGIONAL FLY-INS

AOPA MOVES TO A NEW, CENTRAL LOCATION FOR AIRVENTURE 2014

News release | 2014, 07 22

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has a new, expanded location at AirVenture this year, across from the historic brown arch that serves as the gateway to the airshow and fly-by action at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH).

FAA TO BEGIN EVALUATION OF UNLEADED FUEL CANDIDATES

News release | 2014, 07 10

The search for viable replacements to leaded avgas is moving to the next stage as the FAA prepares to begin evaluating fuels submitted for testing through the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI). July 1 marked the deadline for candidate fuels to be submitted into this program.