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AOPA endorses draft FAA policy on safety equipment

Advocacy | Feb 04, 2016

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

HondaJet earns type certificate

Article | Dec 10, 2015

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.

HondaJet certification near

Article | Nov 18, 2015

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

FAA makes upgrading attitude indicators easier

Advocacy | Sep 23, 2015

A new FAA policy statement will make it easier for aircraft owners to replace vacuum-driven attitude indicators with newer, more reliable electronically driven models.

Latitude rolls out

Article | Jan 30, 2015

Cessna Aircraft staff gathered around the first production Citation Latitude to celebrate another step toward certification of an aircraft important to the firm’s future.

Certification reform will be delayed, FAA tells Congress

Article | Jul 25, 2014

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.

Certification reform will be delayed, FAA tells Congress

Advocacy | Jul 24, 2014

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.

Budget plan protects GA

Advocacy | Jan 15, 2014

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

FAA names operators of unmanned aircraft test sites

Advocacy | Dec 30, 2013

The FAA has selected six organizations to operate sites for testing unmanned aircraft systems.

2013 advocacy lays groundwork for a busy New Year

Advocacy | Dec 30, 2013

Many of the advocacy efforts begun and sustained throughout 2013 are laying the groundwork for even bigger battles in 2014, and AOPA is ready.