September 19, 2008
The FAA has announced that it will modify the Chicago Class B airspace because air traffic controllers cannot contain aircraft within the boundaries of the current Class B. This is a problem controllers across the country are experiencing because of an increase in air traffic over the past decade. AOPA participated in ad hoc committee meetings to provide the FAA with recommendations for the new design, but the FAA rejected a recommendation crucial to general aviation. Read more on AOPA Online.
A new FAA policy on obstructive sleep apnea that addresses many of the concerns raised by AOPA is scheduled to take effect March 2.
AOPA and the National Business Aviation Association have jointly filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the ongoing legal battle over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport.
AOPA worked with the flight training industry and FAA to quickly resolve a problem that suddenly put many rating applications on hold.
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