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FAA should drop flawed airway changes, seek input

Advocacy | Feb 27, 2014

AOPA will request that the FAA drop a proposal to eliminate some airway segments in connection with the scheduled decommissioning of the Peck, Mich., VOR.

Congressional leaders say no to user fees

Advocacy | Feb 27, 2014

Key congressional leaders sent a letter to President Barack Obama reminding him of their strong opposition to user fees in advance of his upcoming budget.

AOPA lauds Colorado airports grant program

Advocacy | Feb 25, 2014

The Colorado Aeronautical Board awards $19.7 million in airport grants to 47 facilities statewide.

Judge dismisses Santa Monica suit

Advocacy | Feb 14, 2014

U.S. District Judge John F. Walter on Feb. 13 granted a motion from the Department of Justice and FAA to dismiss the city of Santa Monica’s lawsuit to release it from its obligation to operate Santa Monica Municipal Airport as an airport. But AOPA cautions that the fight to save the airport is far from over.

Exercise would impact Michigan ops

Advocacy | Feb 12, 2014

The FAA is accepting comments on a proposed temporary military operations area in Michigan.

AOPA fights back over incomplete story on GA airport spending in Wisconsin

Advocacy | Feb 10, 2014

AOPA sets the record straight in an inaccurate story on Airport Improvement Program grant spending in Wisconsin.

Hearing reveals FAA behind on NextGen, UAS, consolidation

Advocacy | Feb 06, 2014

A House aviation subcommittee hearing has revealed that FAA is woefully behind on numerous key mandates associated with NextGen, unmanned aircraft, and facilities consolidation.

Wash. Senate mulls aviation tax revenue bill

Advocacy | Feb 05, 2014

The Washington state Senate is considering a bill that would give aircraft excise taxes to the state Department of Transportation's Aviation Division.