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ASF - Aircraft Deicing/Anti-icing Equipment

Article | Mar 25, 2013

Aircraft Deicing and Anti-icing Equipment The resources listed below are provided as additional information to the AOPA Air Safety Foundation's Aircraft Deicing and Anti-icing Equipment Safety Advisor. The links below provide information on icing accident statistics, weather flying strategies, certification of aircraft, and suggestions on how to tell if your aircraft is approved for flight in known icing conditions.

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.

Hawker tests touchscreen upgrade

Article | Oct 29, 2012

Coming soon to Beechcraft King Air Pro Line 21-equipped aircraft: touchscreen primary flight displays synthetic vision and a graphical flight management system that enables eyes-forward flying.

AOPA tests Tamarack active winglets

Article | Oct 29, 2012

AOPA tests Tamarack active wingletsTamarack active winglets may have started out on the Cirrus SR22, but the company has its eyes set on the jet market. "AOPA Pilot Senior Editor Al Marsh tested the winglets on a Citationjet.

FAA tightening LSA inspection rules

Article | Oct 22, 2012

FAA inspectors and designated inspectors are now required to notify FAA headquarters when a new light sport aircraft (LSA) make or model is presented for approval. The notification is to allow the FAA's aircraft certification group, called AIR-200, to determine if an aircraft conformity inspection is required.

Pilot, member of Congress offers insight into GA issues

Advocacy | Oct 12, 2012

How do you get across the importance and range of general aviation to your member of Congress? Take a picture of your airplane and send it to them, whether it's a Stearman or Citation Ten, suggests Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).

Epic hiring, moving toward certification

Article | Oct 12, 2012

Bend, Ore.-based Epic Aircraft is hiring engineers as it presses toward certification of a factory-built version of its Epic LT kitbuilt turboprop, the company said at AOPA Aviation Summit Oct. 11.

Life-saving revisions to certification rules gain traction

Advocacy | Oct 11, 2012

The goal of cutting certification cost in half while doubling safety has prompted a sea change among regulators once reluctant to consider a comprehensive overhaul of aircraft certification rules and procedures.

Seeing colors, but not by knockout?

Article | Sep 20, 2012

This isn't an article about boxing and what happens when you get knocked out, but concerns a hereditary or acquired condition known as color vision deficiency.

Coalition lauds new Avgas Fuels Program Office

Advocacy | Sep 14, 2012

The FAA has created a new Fuels Program Office in response to a letter from the General Aviation Avgas Coalition, which had urged funding an unleaded avgas program.

Special issuance authorization update

Article | Aug 31, 2012

For pilots who have a special issuance authorization, if you missed the announcement this summer, you are no longer required to carry your authorization letter with you when you fly.

FAA delays Icon weight-increase decision

Article | Aug 27, 2012

Earl Lawrence, manager of the FAA's Small Airplane Directorate, has told Icon Aircraft CEO and Founder Kirk Hawkins that a decision on his request for an exemption to the light sport aircraft weight limit must wait until the end of 2012.