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November 26, 2008
AOPA ePublishing staff
In an effort to cut costs and make the National Aeronautical Charting Office’s (NACO) Chart Agent Network more efficient, the FAA has informed chart agents about its plan to raise the minimum sales threshold for chart agents.
In order to remain a charting agent after Oct. 1, 2009, the business would need to have annual chart sales of $5,000, not the current $500.
While NACO would no longer be supplying charts to those who can’t meet the threshold, the FAA has said that it will allow large charting agents to sell large quantities of charts to individual FBOs.
AOPA is concerned that this could make it more difficult for pilots to buy charts and will work with the FAA to determine the impact. The FAA will be hosting meetings on this proposal. For details, see the FAA’s notice.
FAA Procedures and Services
The House has passed a bill requiring the TSA to consult stakeholders, including general aviation representatives, before making major changes to security policy.
A Minnesota teen will spend 60 days behind bars for stealing a Cessna 150 and flying it for months without training or certification.
Rob Moore was looking at a criminal charge for keeping a golf cart in his rented hangar at Hawaii’s Honolulu International Airport, a golf cart he had received permission to use for moving his aircraft.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.