FAA Information and Services

FAA Information and Services


Hartzell inks deal to buy Plane-Power

Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC announced July 29 that it finalized an agreement to buy the assets of Granbury, Texas-based Plane-Power LTD.

Jul 29, 2014


Cessna to offer diesel-powered Skyhawk

Topping a list of Cessna Aircraft news released at EAA AirVenture is a 155-horsepower diesel-powered Cessna 172 Turbo Skyhawk JT-A.

Jul 28, 2014 | comments


Superior Air Parts to offer Skyhawk engines

Superior Air Parts is beginning work on a supplemental type certificate to allow use of its 180-horsepower Vantage engine on Cessna 172R and -S models.

Jul 28, 2014
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Aircraft Certification


Certification reform will be delayed, FAA tells Congress

The FAA will miss a deadline to reform aircraft certification by two years, the agency told the House Aviation Subcommittee during a July 23 hearing.

Jul 25, 2014


Certification reform will be delayed, FAA tells Congress

The FAA will miss a December 2015 deadline to reform aircraft certification processes by two years, the agency told the House Aviation Subcommittee during a July 23 hearing.

Jul 24, 2014


Budget plan protects GA

Key general aviation programs are protected under an omnibus spending bill passed by the House and Senate. It also prohibits new aviation user fees.

Jan 15, 2014 | comments
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Church aviation ministry offers education, careers

A Maryland church is using its aviation ministry to teach youth and forge career paths.

Jul 22, 2014


Air Force technology drives new PS Engineering audio panel

PS Engineering is incorporating U.S. Air Force technology into its new PMA450 audio panel. Originally designed to help fighter pilots with situational awareness, the new system places com radio cues at various points in the earcups to help GA pilots focus.

Jul 15, 2014 | comments


FAA faces ‘programmatic challenges’ with NextGen

The FAA’s “lack of an executable plan, unresolved technical issues, and ineffective collaboration with industry,” are “programmatic challenges” to moving toward the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits Matthew Hampton testified June 25.

Jul 01, 2014
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Washington state aviation resources fight wildfires

Wildfires were burning homes and triggering evacuations in eastern and central Washington state as officials responded with firefighting efforts staged from three state-run airports.

Jul 18, 2014

News release


A draft outline for a new Pilot’s Bill of Rights unveiled today calls for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to act on third class medical reform within 180 days of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act becoming law and would also limit Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) authority to stop and search general aviation (GA) aircraft unless there is reasonable suspicion of illegal activity.

Jun 30, 2014


President's trip to SoCal sparks TFRs

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Palm Springs, Anaheim, and Laguna Beach areas of Southern California June 13 through 16.

Jun 11, 2014
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Apps of the week

Chart apps for planning, navigating

Five chart apps are ready to supplement or replace paper products.

May 30, 2014


Jeppesen offers free IFR chart webinars

Jeppesen is hosting five webinars over the next several months focused on specific aspects of instrument flying and instrument charts.

May 05, 2014


Question of the week: VFR sectional chart

Question: On a VFR sectional chart, you see an airport symbol that is magenta with the letter “U” inside the circle. What does that tell you?

Mar 10, 2014
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