July 7, 2008
AOPA ePublishing staff
AOPA is supporting an NTSB proposal that would allow the investigative body to collect unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) accident/incident data.
“The FAA is working on developing regulations that would allow UAVs to operate seamlessly in the National Airspace System,” said Melissa Rudinger, AOPA vice president of regulatory affairs. “This step proposed by the NTSB would help the industry better understand how UAVs operate and what goes wrong in an accident or incident.”
AOPA is a part of the FAA’s rulemaking committee that is making recommendations for UAVs’ seamless access to the National Airspace System. Once regulations have been established for UAVs operating in U.S. airspace, AOPA suggests that the NTSB revisit its proposal to ensure it is still up to date.
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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