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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, CBP building on progress

Following a successful campaign to end unwarranted searches of general aviation aircraft, AOPA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection are looking at other ways to improve the experience of pilots flying cross-border operations.

May 02, 2016

Advocacy

Senate appropriators pass FAA funding plan

The Senate Appropriations Committee has unanimously approved a bill that would provide $16.4 billion in funding to the FAA for the 2017 fiscal year.

Apr 25, 2016
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FAA

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

Senate appropriators pass FAA funding plan

The Senate Appropriations Committee has unanimously approved a bill that would provide $16.4 billion in funding to the FAA for the 2017 fiscal year.

Apr 25, 2016

Article

FAA talks drone integration

The FAA held its first UAS Symposium April 19 and 20, seeking feedback from the unmanned aircraft community on drone integration into the National Airspace System.

Apr 21, 2016 | comments
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CBP

Advocacy

AOPA, CBP building on progress

Following a successful campaign to end unwarranted searches of general aviation aircraft, AOPA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection are looking at other ways to improve the experience of pilots flying cross-border operations.

May 02, 2016

Pilot Magazine

President's Position: It's the little things

We spend a lot of time around here talking about the big issues—FAA reauthorization, third class medical reform, and user fees.

Sep 01, 2015

Advocacy

CBP changes end unwarranted stops

Ten months after completing a top-down review CBP has made changes that are resulting in improved enforcement and better relations with the general aviation community.

Aug 06, 2015 | comments
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TSA

Advocacy

FAA reauthorization debated in Senate

The full Senate has begun debating FAA reauthorization, passing amendments designed to increase security and rejecting a proposal to prevent airlines from shrinking seats.

Apr 07, 2016 | comments

Advocacy

FAA finalizes rule on student certificates

The FAA has published a final rule changing the way student pilot certificates will be issued and withdrawing plans to require photos on all pilot certificates.

Jan 14, 2016 | comments

Advocacy

Solution found to security stalemate in Grand Junction

A new pilot program has ended a long-standing dispute over security measures at Colorado’s Grand Junction Regional Airport.

Oct 22, 2015
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NTSB

Article

NTSB safety alert focuses on major fly-ins

Just days in advance of the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo, the National Transportation Safety Board issued a new aviation safety alert to highlight safety issues that could arise during major fly-ins.

Mar 31, 2016

Article

NTSB rule change narrows collision avoidance reporting

The National Transportation Safety Board has eliminated a requirement to report some Airborne Collision and Avoidance System resolution advisories.

Feb 17, 2016

Article

NTSB targets GA as safety improves

The NTSB continues to hammer away at general aviation safety, though the latest data show GA has never been safer.

Jan 13, 2016 | comments
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