Archives: Government/Legislation

IFR/VFR Seminars To Be Held Saturday, October 14, 2017

Published in Midwest Flyer – October/November 2017 issue The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics is happy to announce that Volk Field will be hosting a Fly-In Pancake Breakfast and Instrument Flight Rules/Visual Flight Rules (IFR/VFR) seminars on Saturday, … Continue reading

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URGENT! ACT NOW! ATC PRIVATIZATION COULD BE ENACTED AS SOON AS NEXT WEEK!

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, members of Congress returned to Washington, D.C. from their August district work period to consider several items, including FAA Reauthorization. Proponents of Air Traffic Control Privatization continue to push for floor consideration of H.R. 2997 as early … Continue reading

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MAC Paint Shop’s Work Is Everywhere, Embracing Sustainability

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MINN. – Some paint jobs are so big they seemingly never end. At Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), the paint shop is responsible for keeping a clean coat on thousands … Continue reading

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Bridget Rief Named Vice President – Planning and Development At Metropolitan Airports Commission

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL – Bridget Rief, a 20-year veteran of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), has been promoted to the position of vice president – planning and development, effective July 1, 2017. In … Continue reading

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House Committee Approves FAA Reauthorization Bill

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue WASHINGTON, DC – The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a six-year FAA reauthorization bill on June 27, 2017 by a vote of 32-25 that includes a controversial plan to corporatize the … Continue reading

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Senate Commerce Committee Approves Consensus FAA Reauthorization Legislation

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue WASHINGTON, DC – On June 29, 2017, the Senate Commerce Committee approved by voice vote S.1405, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation reauthorizing FAA programs through September 30, 2021. Chairman … Continue reading

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General Aviation Groups Remain United Opposing ATC Privatization

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue WASHINGTON, DC –Thirty-three general aviation groups have issued the following joint statement in opposition to the air traffic control privatization proposal included in the 21st Century Aviation, Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) … Continue reading

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FAA Deputy Administrator Reaffirms ADS-B Mandate

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue WASHINGTON, DC – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) applauds the newly appointed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Deputy Administrator Dan Elwell for reiterating the FAA’s firm commitment to the Automatic Dependent Surveillance … Continue reading

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NASAO Looks Ahead On EAS Funding In Next Spending Bill

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 McLEAN, VA. – Congress passed a one-week stopgap-spending bill, April 28, 2017, that funds the government at current levels. At press time, Congress was expected to pass an omnibus-spending bill in May that … Continue reading

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GAMA Praises U.S. Congress For Protecting & Funding Aviation Priorities

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 Issue WASHINGTON, D.C. – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) praises the U.S. Congress for passing the Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus, providing key funding for general aviation manufacturers in safety, certification, and alternative … Continue reading

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