Government Agencies

Government Agencies

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FAA issues SAIB for some Piper Aircraft models

The FAA has released a special airworthiness information bulletin for certain Piper Aircraft models covering the fuel selector valve.

Jul 21, 2014

Article

Washington state aviation resources fight wildfires

Wildfires were burning homes and triggering evacuations in eastern and central Washington state as officials responded with firefighting efforts staged from three state-run airports.

Jul 18, 2014

Advocacy

Action on third class medical ‘soon,’ Huerta tells Baker

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told AOPA President Mark Baker that rulemaking prompted by a request to expand the driver’s license medical standard should be released for public comment soon during a visit to AOPA headquarters July 17.

Jul 17, 2014 | comments
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FAA

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FAA issues SAIB for some Piper Aircraft models

The FAA has released a special airworthiness information bulletin for certain Piper Aircraft models covering the fuel selector valve.

Jul 21, 2014

Advocacy

Action on third class medical ‘soon,’ Huerta tells Baker

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told AOPA President Mark Baker that rulemaking prompted by a request to expand the driver’s license medical standard should be released for public comment soon during a visit to AOPA headquarters July 17.

Jul 17, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Members asked to participate in FAA’s annual GA survey

The FAA is asking AOPA members to participate in its thirty-sixth annual General Aviation Survey.

Jul 15, 2014
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CBP

Advocacy

Dunn speaks at GA issues conference

Questionable searches of GA aircraft by Customs and Border Protection and the fight to keep Santa Monica Municipal Airport open were among the topics discussed by AOPA's Bill Dunn at the recent American Association of Airport Executives General Aviation Issues and Security Conference.

Jul 16, 2014

News release

AOPA WELCOMES MOVEMENT TOWARDS PILOT'S BILL OF RIGHTS 2

A draft outline for a new Pilot’s Bill of Rights unveiled today calls for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to act on third class medical reform within 180 days of the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act becoming law and would also limit Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) authority to stop and search general aviation (GA) aircraft unless there is reasonable suspicion of illegal activity.

Jun 30, 2014

Advocacy

Inhofe seeks to expand Pilot’s Bill of Rights

On June 30, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) launched a website detailing what he is calling the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2. The draft indicates that the bill would limit Customs and Border Protection’s authority to stop and search GA aircraft and require the FAA to act on third class medical certification reform within 180 days of the bill becoming law.

Jun 30, 2014 | comments
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TSA

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

Advocacy

House passes bill giving GA input on TSA plans

The House has passed a bill requiring the TSA to consult stakeholders, including general aviation representatives, before making major changes to security policy.

Dec 04, 2013 | comments

Article

Jet convention hears from national leaders

A member of Congress and a past Treasury secretary addressed the National Business Aviation Association convention in Las Vegas Oct. 22 on a variety of topics from aviation user fees that were proposed as long ago as 1973 to the economy. General aviation faces a growing threat on many fronts.

Oct 22, 2013 | comments
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NTSB

Advocacy

Additional Pilot Program proposed for Phase I testing

An FAA draft advisory circular proposes safety enhancements for flight testing of experimental aircraft.

Jul 08, 2014

News release

AOPA CONGRATULATES CHRISTOPHER HART ON NOMINATION AS NTSB CHAIR

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) President Mark Baker today welcomed the nomination of Christopher Hart as chair of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

Jun 27, 2014

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'The human must be the boss'

Approaching San Francisco International on a VFR day in a Boeing 777, the crew was "astonished" when automated systems did not respond as expected.

Jun 24, 2014 | comments
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