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AOPA helps drone operators unravel FAA rules

Advocacy | Mar 22, 2016

Drone pilots operating near airports can get help deciphering FAA guidance and learn more about best practices from a new AOPA fact sheet.

Senate passes amended FAA funding extension

Advocacy | Mar 17, 2016

The Senate has passed an amended version of a House bill to keep the FAA running through July 15, but changes introduced in the Senate mean the measure must now return to the House for final approval before it can become law.

AOPA seeks funding for contract towers

Advocacy | Mar 16, 2016

Aviation organizations including AOPA are asking lawmakers in the House and Senate to protect funding for contract control towers.

FAA reauthorization moves to full Senate

Advocacy | Mar 16, 2016

Legislation to reauthorize the FAA through the 2017 fiscal year moves to the full Senate after passing the Senate Commerce Committee on March 16.

House passes FAA funding extension

Advocacy | Mar 14, 2016

The House has passed an extension to keep the FAA running through July 15 and collecting excise taxes on fuel through March 2017.

Senate unveils FAA reauthorization plan

Advocacy | Mar 09, 2016

The Senate Commerce Committee has unveiled its own version of FAA reauthorization legislation, which it will mark up on March 16.

Proposed rule will streamline GA aircraft certification

Advocacy | Mar 09, 2016

The FAA has announced a proposed rule that would make it easier, faster, and less expensive to get modern safety equipment into general aviation aircraft.

Air Force may miss ADS-B deadline

Article | Mar 07, 2016

Top U.S. Air Force officials have told a House subcommittee that they won't make the FAA's 2020 deadline for installation of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast position reporting equipment.

FAA funding extension expected

Advocacy | Feb 25, 2016

Another short-term extension of the FAA’s current funding seems increasingly likely as FAA reauthorization legislation is further delayed in the House.

New rulemaking for small drones

Advocacy | Feb 25, 2016

AOPA will represent general aviation on an FAA committee created to develop a regulation that would allow small drones to fly close to people.