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Airliner crash airs on Discovery Channel

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.

Is your aircraft transmitting outdated data?

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.

Groups urge aircraft owners to participate in FAA survey

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.

Survey seeks input on making FAA rules consistent

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.

FAA setting up data access for pilots

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.

ASRS reports sought for safety studies

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.

Jeppesen to offer new, flexible digital subscriptions

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.

Instrument flight procedure data at your fingertips

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.

Survey: Santa Monica airport not ‘key’ issue

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.

FAA revises flight-data blocking rules

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.