FAA Information and Services

FAA Information and Services

Advocacy

Industry calls on FAA to issue final Part 23 rule

AOPA and eight other industry groups sent a letter urging the FAA to "work swiftly to implement" Part 23 reform and issue a final rule by the end of 2016. The letter comes on the eve of a two-day FAA public hearing on Part 23 changes in College Park, Georgia.

May 02, 2016

Advocacy

Comment period extended on area forecast replacement

The National Weather Service’s Aviation Weather Center has extended the public comment period on the experimental graphical forecasts for aviation until June 11.

Apr 11, 2016 | comments

Advocacy

Chart printing changes, WAC replacements expected in 2016

The FAA is moving forward with changes to chart printing and is closer to releasing the replacement products for the World Aeronautical Charts that are being discontinued.

Apr 11, 2016 | comments
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Aircraft Certification

Advocacy

Industry calls on FAA to issue final Part 23 rule

AOPA and eight other industry groups sent a letter urging the FAA to "work swiftly to implement" Part 23 reform and issue a final rule by the end of 2016. The letter comes on the eve of a two-day FAA public hearing on Part 23 changes in College Park, Georgia.

May 02, 2016

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
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ATC

Advocacy

AOPA seeks funding for contract towers

Aviation organizations including AOPA are asking lawmakers in the House and Senate to protect funding for contract control towers.

Mar 16, 2016 | comments

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
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Notams

Advocacy

Multiple notams expected for East Coast exercises

The FAA plans to issue a cautionary notice to airmen about military activity planned off the east coast between March 16 and April 14.

Mar 09, 2016

Advocacy

Notams going digital

The FAA is preparing to replace the system that handles nearly 2 million notams each year, and AOPA is at the table.

Feb 17, 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
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Charts

Advocacy

Chart printing changes, WAC replacements expected in 2016

The FAA is moving forward with changes to chart printing and is closer to releasing the replacement products for the World Aeronautical Charts that are being discontinued.

Apr 11, 2016 | comments

Article

Airport/Facility Directory gets new name

The FAA’s familiar green Airport/Facility Directory is changing its official name with the March 31 editions to become the new U.S. Chart Supplements.

Mar 15, 2016 | comments

Article

Question of the Month

One of the first things a club in formation should do is get a sense of what your operating costs will be.

Feb 24, 2016
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