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Senate appropriators pass FAA funding plan

Advocacy | Apr 25, 2016

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.

Houston flooding swamps airports

Article | Apr 21, 2016

A Texas deluge rivaling the torrents typically brought by Gulf of Mexico hurricanes flooded several Houston airports after 18 inches of rain fell during a short period of time April 18.

FAA talks drone integration

Article | Apr 21, 2016

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.

Senate passes FAA reauthorization

Advocacy | Apr 19, 2016

The Senate has passed FAA reauthorization legislation, including third class medical reform.

Dollars for drone safety

Article | Apr 13, 2016

AirMap, the Santa Monica, California, firm founded by pilot Ben Marcus, has raised $15 million to support safe integration of drones.

FAA reauthorization debated in Senate

Advocacy | Apr 07, 2016

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

Micro drone recommendations issued

Advocacy | Apr 06, 2016

A government-industry panel charged with making recommendations for creating a “micro drone” category has submitted its formal report to the FAA.

FAA tasks panel with addressing TFR issues

Advocacy | Apr 04, 2016

The FAA has formally tasked an industry committee with making recommendations for improving temporary flight restriction graphics in response to AOPA concerns about inconsistencies and errors in the way the airspace is depicted.

FAA hosts GA Safety Summit

Advocacy | Apr 01, 2016

AOPA emphasized the role of innovation, technology, and regulatory reform in improving safety during the FAA's General Aviation Safety Summit.

NTSB safety alert focuses on major fly-ins

Article | Mar 31, 2016

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.