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Air Traffic Control Privatization Debated In Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing February 10, 2016 to review the air traffic control reform proposal contained in the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act of 2016. Committee members, who are largely divided … Continue reading

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AOPA Stands Firm In Opposition To User Fees

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is standing firm in its opposition to user fees as FAA reauthorization legislation moves to the full House. The legislation passed out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee … Continue reading

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Senate Commerce Committee Passes FAA Reauthorization

EAA efforts advance aeromedical reform; no ATC privatization or GA user fees in bill EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (March 16, 2016) — EAA members received good news from the Senate Commerce Committee today, as it gave quick, unanimous … Continue reading

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GAMA APPLAUDS FAA RELEASE OF DRAFT RULE TO IMPLEMENT THE SMALL AIRPLANE REVITALIZATION ACT

Washington, DC – General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) President and CEO Pete Bunce today issued the following statement about the FAA’s publication of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) directed by the Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013: “With today’s … Continue reading

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AOPA ENCOURAGED BY PROPOSED FAA RULE ON AIRCRAFT CERTIFICATION

FREDERICK, MD – The FAA has announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) which would replace today’s highly prescriptive design requirements with performance- and risk-based standards for aircraft certification under Part 23. “This NPRM includes much needed and long overdue reforms … Continue reading

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AOPA STATEMENT ON SENATE FAA REAUTHORIZATION LEGISLATION

Third-Class Medical Reform And Other Measures Will Save Pilots Millions And Improve Safety FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) issued the following statement after the introduction of The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2016, S. 2658, in the U.S. … Continue reading

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NATA Will Not Support “Leap of Faith” FAA Reauthorization Proposal

Washington, DC (February 3, 2016) – The following is a statement by National Air Transportation Association President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks following today’s release by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, … Continue reading

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STATEMENT ON THE AVIATION INNOVATION, REFORM, AND REAUTHORIZATION ACT

FREDERICK, MD – A long-anticipated FAA reauthorization bill that calls for creating a federally chartered not-for-profit organization to manage air traffic control functions was announced during a February 3, 2016 news conference led by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Penn.), chairman of the … Continue reading

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FAA Reauthorization Bill Won’t Fix ATC Funding Problem – Creates New Ones For GA

OSHKOSH, WIS. (February 3, 2016) – The Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act introduced in the House of Representatives today is being touted as a plan for the future of U.S. aviation, but it could create dire consequences for the … Continue reading

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FAA Final Rule Regarding Student Pilot Certificates, Photo IDs & CFI Student Pilot Endorsements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Aviation Administration just issued a final rule on a notice of proposed rulemaking they issued in 2010 in regards to the issuance of student pilot certificates. This action requires applicants to apply for a student … Continue reading

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