MEMBER ALERT: AOPA will be closing at 1:45 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 6 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Eastern on Dec. 9.
May 16, 2008
When progress stalled on an FAA funding bill in the Senate this month, Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) took to the floor, urging his colleagues to focus on the issues at hand and support the compromise bill without user fees. As a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, Sen. Dorgan helped broker that compromise. “Does anybody really think modernizing our air traffic control system is somehow a back-burner issue?” he asked his colleagues. Read more on AOPA Online.
May 16, 2008
FAA Financial and Regulatory,
FAA Procedures and Services,
A House bill that would force FAA to go through the rulemaking process before imposing new policies for sleep disorders has passed a key committee.
The House has passed a bill requiring the TSA to consult stakeholders, including general aviation representatives, before making major changes to security policy.
Shell announced Dec. 3 the development of an unleaded aviation fuel that will be submitted for certification as a "performance drop-in" avgas replacement.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.