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New repair station security rule reflects AOPA concerns

Advocacy | Jan 16, 2014

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

AD proposed for some turboprop engines

Article | Jan 08, 2014

The FAA has proposed an airworthiness directive for some Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. turboprop engines.

Call to action: Support sleep apnea bill

Advocacy | Dec 17, 2013

AOPA members are being encouraged to contact their representatives in support of a bill that would require the FAA to go through the rulemaking process.

Bill to stop new sleep apnea policy moves forward

Advocacy | Dec 05, 2013

A House bill that would force FAA to go through the rulemaking process before imposing new policies for sleep disorders has passed a key committee.

Hawaii hangar tenants cited

Advocacy | Nov 21, 2013

Rob Moore was looking at a criminal charge for keeping a golf cart in his rented hangar at Hawaii’s Honolulu International Airport, a golf cart he had received permission to use for moving his aircraft.

Business flying 'fuels' Missouri aviation growth

Article | Nov 20, 2013

Economic activity generated by Missouri’s airports grew 17.1 percent in the last decade, fueled by business aviation.

Washington State study examines aviation needs, funding

Article | Nov 04, 2013

A study moving forward in Washington State is seen aiding policymakers who must decide how to fund aviation-system improvements.

Cert. reform hearing highlights frustrations, work ahead

Article | Oct 31, 2013

Congress continues to focus on certification reforms, but much work remains before a more efficient, cost-effective system is in place.

Colorado growing return on aviation investments

Article | Oct 24, 2013

General aviation airports in Colorado will pump $2.4 billion into the state’s economy in 2013, an annual increase of $500 million compared to 2008.