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Industry calls on FAA to issue final Part 23 rule

Advocacy | May 02, 2016

AOPA and eight other industry groups sent a letter urging the FAA to "work swiftly to implement" Part 23 reform and issue a final rule by the end of 2016. The letter comes on the eve of a two-day FAA public hearing on Part 23 changes in College Park, Georgia.

FAA announces unleaded fuel finalists

Advocacy | Mar 29, 2016

The FAA has selected two unleaded fuels to move to the next phase of testing for use in general aviation aircraft.

Senate passes amended FAA funding extension

Advocacy | Mar 17, 2016

The Senate has passed an amended version of a House bill to keep the FAA running through July 15, but changes introduced in the Senate mean the measure must now return to the House for final approval before it can become law.

New rulemaking for small drones

Advocacy | Feb 25, 2016

AOPA will represent general aviation on an FAA committee created to develop a regulation that would allow small drones to fly close to people.

AOPA endorses draft FAA policy on safety equipment

Advocacy | Feb 04, 2016

AOPA is endorsing a draft FAA policy that would make it easier to install non-required safety enhancing equipment in existing general aviation aircraft.

Details of long-awaited FAA reauthorization bill revealed

Advocacy | Feb 03, 2016

An FAA reauthorization bill that includes medical reform, user fees, and plans to separate air traffic control functions from the FAA has been announced.

AOPA, FAA host GA Engine Summit

Advocacy | Dec 17, 2015

AOPA and the FAA recently hosted a two-day GA Engine Summit to discuss ways for the industry and government to work more effectively together.

Drone registration details emerge

Advocacy | Oct 21, 2015

The Department of Transportation and the FAA have published new details about plans to register drones and their authority to regulate those operations.

FAA makes upgrading attitude indicators easier

Advocacy | Sep 23, 2015

A new FAA policy statement will make it easier for aircraft owners to replace vacuum-driven attitude indicators with newer, more reliable electronically driven models.