General Aviation Statistics
Article | Oct 03, 2012
When a veteran test pilot and scientists get together, a Boeing 727 is sacrificed in the Mexican desert in the name of science and entertainment.
Advocacy | Sep 28, 2012
The FAA is observing several instances of incorrect registration data loaded onto Mode S transponder units; and statistics indicate a potential increase in lapsed aircraft registrations.
Advocacy | Sep 13, 2012
The thirty-fourth annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey is up and running, and aviation groups have joined the FAA urging aircraft owners to participate.
Advocacy | Aug 30, 2012
An aviation rulemaking committee is working on recommendations to make regulatory interpretation more consistent and is seeking feedback from the aviation community.
Advocacy | Aug 29, 2012
The Pilot's Bill of Rights, recently signed into law, gives airmen subject to certificate action (including suspension, revocation, approval, and denial) the right to access air traffic and other data used by the FAA in making determinations. Some of that data is collected by third-party contractors, and pilots may need to act quickly to gain access to that data before it is destroyed.
Article | Jul 31, 2012
NASA has asked general aviation pilots to participate in two special studies it is conducting with the FAA based on data collected through the Aviation Safety Reporting System.
Article | Jul 26, 2012
Jeppesen announced a new digital JeppView navigation data subscription pricing structure July 25 at EAA AirVenture. Pricing will be based on the number of devices powered by the Jeppesen data, in relation to four U.S.-based coverage options. Customers can choose between two or four "installs" - the number of devices on which digital JeppView subscription data is installed.
Advocacy | Jul 03, 2012
The FAA has launched a new portal, Instrument Flight Procedures Information Gateway, that lets you search for instrument flight procedures, production schedules, and coordination information in one location.
Advocacy | May 17, 2012
For 30 years, AOPA and airport advocates in Santa Monica, Calif., have worked to defend the city airport from attacks by opponents whose vocal campaigns obscured a lack of voter support for their efforts. Now, a study commissioned by AOPA has shown that most of those voters prefer that the city turn its attention elsewhere.
Advocacy | May 14, 2012
After a mandate from Congress last year, the FAA had to reverse a policy of publicly disseminating private aircraft flight data; now it is going a step further by publishing new procedures that would give owners and operators broader control over their flight information's disclosure. The agency will accept comments on its notice of proposed process until June 8.