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AOPA STATEMENT ON THE PRESIDENT SIGNING THE FAA EXTENSION AND THIRD CLASS MEDICAL REFORM

FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) released the following statement after the president signed into law an FAA authorization extension including third class medical reform. “We did it together! Medical reforms are now the law, and … Continue reading

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EAA REACHES GOAL! AEROMEDICAL REFORM NOW LAW

President signs FAA funding bill that includes aeromedical reform language EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (July 15, 2016) — A huge number of EAA members and other aviators will now be free from many of the expenses and hassles … Continue reading

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FAA Offers NextGen Equipage Incentive to GA Community

WASHINGTON, DC  – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker today announced June 6, 2016, an upcoming rebate program that will help general aviation pilots equip their aircraft with NextGen technology. “To further … Continue reading

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THIRD CLASS MEDICAL REFORM INCLUDED IN DEFENSE BILL

FREDERICK, MD – Third class medical reform will once again go to the full Senate for a vote, this time as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Senate Armed Services Committee on May 13 approved the NDAA, … Continue reading

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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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