FAA Information and Services

FAA Information and Services

Advocacy

AOPA endorses draft FAA policy on safety equipment

AOPA is endorsing a draft FAA policy that would make it easier to install non-required safety enhancing equipment in existing general aviation aircraft.

Feb 04, 2016 | comments

Article

Digging out, days later

Snow fell by the foot across Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, and West Virginia Jan. 23, and many runways and taxiways remained closed days later.

Jan 28, 2016 | comments

Article

FAA moves forward with flight plan switch

The FAA is moving forward with plans to require all civil domestic flights to use the international flight plan form beginning later this year.

Jan 20, 2016 | comments
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Aircraft Certification

Advocacy

AOPA endorses draft FAA policy on safety equipment

AOPA is endorsing a draft FAA policy that would make it easier to install non-required safety enhancing equipment in existing general aviation aircraft.

Feb 04, 2016 | comments

Article

HondaJet earns type certificate

Another aviation first occurred in North Carolina on Dec. 9 when the FAA awarded a type certificate to Honda Aircraft’s first airplane, the HondaJet.

Dec 10, 2015 | comments

Article

HondaJet certification near

Certification of the long-anticipated HondaJet could be just days away with deliveries beginning before the end of the year.

Nov 18, 2015
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ATC

Advocacy

FAA announces changes to TIS-B

The FAA is preparing to implement changes to its Traffic Information Services-Broadcast (TIS-B), which provides traffic information to aircraft using Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out and In.

Jan 04, 2016 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'What should I have done?'

After experiencing an alternator failure in instrument conditions, the pilot and his flight instructor could receive but not transmit, but the transponder still worked. What should the pilot and CFI do?

Dec 29, 2015

Article

IFR Fix: 'Not only false, but fatal'

With ice accreting, and the aircraft no longer able to climb, and peaks of the Sierras nearby, all the pilot wanted was escape.

Nov 30, 2015
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Notams

Article

Digging out, days later

Snow fell by the foot across Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, and West Virginia Jan. 23, and many runways and taxiways remained closed days later.

Jan 28, 2016 | comments

Advocacy

FAA issues flight advisory for State of Union Address

The FAA has issued a flight advisory to notify pilots that restrictions will be in effect Jan. 12 during the State of the Union Address.

Dec 18, 2015

Advocacy

Coleman Young airport control tower temporarily closed

AOPA is notifying pilots of a temporary control tower closure at Detroit's Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport during work to remediate mold.

Dec 07, 2015
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Charts

Advocacy

Comments sought on graphical replacement for area forecasts

Pilots are getting their first look at the graphics-intensive weather products designed to replace the venerable, but textual, area forecast.

Jan 15, 2016

Pilot Magazine

Pilot Briefing: ASI Chart Challenge

Aeronautical charts include a mind-boggling array of symbols.

Nov 05, 2015

Advocacy

FAA announces plan to replace WACs

Following extensive discussions with AOPA, the FAA has announced a new plan to ensure that pilots have all the information they need as the agency phases out world aeronautical charts.

Nov 04, 2015 | comments
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