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AOPA to FAA: Halt sequestration cuts targeting GA

Advocacy | Mar 12, 2013

AOPA is urging FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to halt cuts that will disproportionately affect the safety and integrity of general aviation operations.

Sherpa strikes China deal for certification

Article | Feb 07, 2013

After 25 years of research and development, hopes, and false starts, designer Byron Root and Sherpa company owner Glen Gordon have funding for certification of the eight-place Sherpa K650T and the six-place Sherpa K500.

Cessna Grand Caravan EX lands type certificate

Article | Jan 10, 2013

The latest edition of Cessna's Grand Caravan, the EX, for "Extra," has been awarded an FAA type certificate and has outperformed the company's expectations.

'Fiscal cliff' negotiations could bring aviation impacts

Advocacy | Dec 06, 2012

As congressional leaders and the White House work to avoid draconian budget cuts and tax hikes, aviation interests, including AOPA’s Capitol Hill team, are watching closely.

Better equipment for less: Reg rewrite targets cost, safety

Advocacy | Nov 29, 2012

If the cost of a panel-mounted GPS were close to that of a handheld, would you upgrade? A government-industry effort to revise the certification rules for aircraft under Part 23 could lower costs and increase safety.

Choosing medications and medical devices

Article | Nov 21, 2012

How does the FAA choose which medications to approve? Dr. Warren Silberman, the former manager of FAA Aerospace Medical Certification, explains.

General aviation manufacturers log increase in sales

Article | Nov 07, 2012

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association logged an uptick in deliveries through the third quarter, and urged lawmakers to settle the fiscal uncertainty that is believed to be dampening demand.

Designee policy changes concern aviation industry

Advocacy | Nov 02, 2012

AOPA and six other aviation associations have requested that the FAA delay action on a proposed revision of its designee management policy and provide more time for the industry to study the 500-page document.