February 14, 2008
AOPA ePublishing staff
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Pilots who rely on electronic sources for weather and briefing information can rest easy— DUAT will be around for at least five more years.
The FAA has announced plans to initiate a five-year contract for the continuation of DUAT services. That’s good news for pilots because for the past few years the FAA has only renewed the existing DUAT contract for six- to nine-month periods, leaving the long-term future of the system in doubt. By committing to a five-year contract, the agency is signaling its intent to keep the system operating.
“AOPA has supported DUAT as an efficient and cost-effective briefing tool,” said AOPA Executive Vice President Andy Cebula. “This longer term contract gives pilots the reassurance that the FAA will continue to make this valuable safety service available.”
The current DUAT contract is set to expire June 30, but potential vendors have only until March 25 to submit their proposals to the FAA.
February 14, 2008
AOPA and the Massachusetts Airport Management Association defeat an effort to cut $34 million from the Massachusetts transportation bond bill.
Engine overhauler Penn Yan Aero announced that it is extending the warranties on overhauled and experimental aircraft engines, effective immediately.
Dinners at Waypoint Café at California's Camarillo Airport will have an outside dining option to watch airplanes and helicopters take off and land, and learn more about general aviation in the process.
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