August 8, 2008
Despite almost universal objection to the landing slot auction plan, the FAA bulled ahead and announced it would auction two slots at Newark Liberty International Airport. The slots came open after the bankruptcy of Eros Airlines. The move brought a stinging rebuke from the lawmakers who write the checks to fund the FAA. In fact, the lawmakers reiterated many of AOPA’s arguments against the FAA selling landing rights. Read more on AOPA Online.
MVP Aero is developing a $189,000 light sport amphibious seaplane that doubles as a camper and is expected to fly in 18 months, with deliveries in 2017.
The FAA will miss a deadline to reform aircraft certification by two years, the agency told the House Aviation Subcommittee during a July 23 hearing.
AOPA is testing whether aircraft ownership can be more affordable than many people believe with the development of “Reimagined Aircraft.”
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