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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.

AOPA takes GA perspective to 50th state

Advocacy | Jan 30, 2014

An AOPA team met with pilots and GA advocates who are seeking relief from a rash of surprise criminal citations at the American Association of Airport Executives in Hawaii.

NTSB INCLUDES AVIATION WEATHER AND HELICOPTER OPERATIONS ON 'MOST WANTED' LIST OF SAFETY ISSUES

News release | Jan 16, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board’s 2014 “Most Wanted” list of transportation safety concerns includes, “General Aviation: Identify and Communicate Hazardous Weather,” and “Address Unique Characteristics of Helicopter Operations,” as two of 10 issues it says should get increased focus in the coming year.

Aviation weather, helicopter ops on NTSB 'Most Wanted' list

Article | Jan 16, 2014

“General Aviation: Identify and Communicate Hazardous Weather” and “Address Unique Characteristics of Helicopter Operations” are two of 10 issues on the NTSB's 2014 "Most Wanted" list.

Budget plan protects GA

Advocacy | Jan 15, 2014

Key general aviation programs are protected under an omnibus spending bill passed by the House and Senate. It also prohibits new aviation user fees.