Michael G. Whitaker, whose resume includes service as a major airline executive, board member, and consultant, is President Barack Obama's pick to serve as FAA deputy administrator.
AOPA and other associations representing general aviation interests met May 13 with the FAA administrator and senior staff to discuss ongoing efforts to improve safety.
Aviation, maintenance, repair, and overhaul businesses in Colorado are now eligible for the state's existing $1,200-per-new-employee income tax credit for aircraft manufacturing firms.
Questions about loran, microwave landing systems, and direction finding would be more fitting for Barry Schiff's popular "Test Pilot" trivia column in "AOPA Pilot" than on FAA knowledge exams.
The FAA has determined that decommissioning the Bridgeport, Conn., VOR used in a variety of instrument procedures, is not in the best interest of aviation.
The FAA has completed a feasibility study of maintaining the Runway 1 localizer/DME at the Bettles, Alaska airport, concluding that the navaid will be decommissioned on the occasion of a critical failure.
The FAA has published a final rule modifying the Nashville, Tenn., Class C airspace area despite AOPA's view that the change was not needed or justified.
The U.S. Air Force has changed the dates it requested to establish a temporary military operations area in central Wisconsin to Aug. 6 through 16.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a law May 13 that provides tort liability protection for private owners of aviation landing facilities. The existing law was amended by adding "aviation at non-public use airports" to the existing recreational use statute.
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