July 25, 2008
AOPA is opposing restrictions on general aviation operations at John F. Kennedy and Newark Liberty international airports “because they could establish a principle that could be used for restricting access at airports across the country,” said Andy Cebula, AOPA executive vice president of government affairs. The FAA has taken two steps to keep GA out of the two New York area airports: a short-term order that limits GA to one or two flights per hour at each airport (except between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.) and a long-term proposed rule that would not only limit GA operations, but also auction landing slots to the highest bidder. Read more on AOPA Online.
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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