Government Agencies

Government Agencies

Article

NASA to fly Tecnam twin in research project

A modified Tecnam P2006T twin-engine airplane has been chosen to move NASA's Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology project from ground runs to flight testing.

Mar 23, 2015

Article

FAA names 2015 National General Aviation Award honorees

The FAA has announced the individuals who are the 2015 National General Aviation Award honorees, recognized for their contributions to GA.

Mar 20, 2015

Advocacy

Zoning threatens Washington airport

AOPA is working with local residents in Eatonville, Washington, to prevent changes to a development plan that would adversely affect Swanson Airport.

Mar 20, 2015
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FAA

Article

FAA names 2015 National General Aviation Award honorees

The FAA has announced the individuals who are the 2015 National General Aviation Award honorees, recognized for their contributions to GA.

Mar 20, 2015

Advocacy

Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 gains support

Support continues to grow for the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, which would reform the third class medical process and provide a wide range of protections for pilots.

Mar 19, 2015 | comments

Article

Just melt it

Researchers at Iowa State University have landed an FAA grant to research methods, including heated runways, for keeping runways clear in winter.

Mar 18, 2015 | comments
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CBP

Advocacy

Canada seeks eAPIS-style border-crossing requirement

The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association and AOPA are working together to try to make any new Canadian requirements similar to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Electronic Advance Passenger Information Service as seamless as possible.

Feb 05, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Group Fly-out: So long, winter

The single consolation for at least one group of East Coast pilots is that they could point their birds south and head to the Bahamas.

Jan 12, 2015

Pilot Magazine

The ultimate King Air

When most general aviation pilots think of the biggest King Air, they’re most apt to name the King Air 350i.

Jan 09, 2015
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TSA

Advocacy

AOPA thanks TSA Administrator John Pistole for his service

Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole announced Oct. 16 that he would retire from the helm of the agency on Dec. 31. According to the TSA, Pistole is the longest serving administrator the agency has had. His nomination to head the TSA was confirmed in 2010.

Oct 16, 2014

News release

AOPA THANKS TSA ADMINISTRATOR JOHN PISTOLE FOR HIS SERVICE

AOPA THANKS TSA ADMINISTRATOR JOHN PISTOLE FOR HIS SERVICE

Oct 16, 2014

Advocacy

New repair station security rule reflects AOPA concerns

A new security rule for repair stations handling large aircraft reflects concerns AOPA raised as far back as 2009.

Jan 16, 2014
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NTSB

Advocacy

Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 gains support

Support continues to grow for the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, which would reform the third class medical process and provide a wide range of protections for pilots.

Mar 19, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

Pilot Christopher Hart confirmed as NTSB chairman

AOPA welcomed the U.S. Senate’s unanimous confirmation March 12 of Christopher Hart, a pilot and former FAA executive, as the thirteenth chairman of the NTSB.

Mar 12, 2015

News release

AOPA WELCOMES CONFIRMATION OF PILOT CHRISTOPHER HART AS NTSB CHAIRMAN

AOPA WELCOMES CONFIRMATION OF PILOT CHRISTOPHER HART AS NTSB CHAIRMAN

Mar 12, 2015
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