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May 29, 2007, 12:40 PM

The Department of Transportation Office of the Inspector General (IG) said in a report released last Thursday that runway incursions remain a persistent, serious problem, despite the FAA’s efforts to reduce their frequency.

May 29, 2007, 12:39 PM

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) issued a call to action last week related to maintenance issues for charter operators.

May 29, 2007, 12:34 PM

AOPA wrote a letter to the FAA last week saying that if a new policy outlined in Advisory Circular (AC) 90-100A is allowed to remain as it is currently written, more than 25,000 GPS users will not be able to use the unit as a substitute for DME or Rnav procedures.

May 29, 2007, 12:32 PM

U.S. Lawmakers Question NE Airspace Redesign The FAA is confident that the New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia airspace redesign will reduce delays and allow the agency to meet system demands, but some U.S. lawmakers are questioning the redesign plans. Rep.

May 29, 2007, 12:28 PM

A Brazilian public prosecutor has recommended that a federal judge indict four air traffic controllers and the two American pilots involved in the midair collision between an Embraer Legacy operated by ExcelAire and a Boeing 737 operated by Gol over the Amazon jungle last September.

May 24, 2007, 11:09 AM

EBACE concluded today in Geneva with record attendance and exhibitor numbers.

May 24, 2007, 11:06 AM

Phase One of a proposal by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to improve airspace capacity will require aircraft owners in the UK to upgrade to a Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) Mode-S transponder by March 31, 2012.

May 24, 2007, 11:04 AM

The FAA said yesterday it will greatly expand the airspace flow program (AFP) this summer, an initiative implemented last summer as a better way to manage airline delays associated with summer thunderstorms.

May 24, 2007, 11:02 AM

In a public debate Tuesday at the Washington Aero Club’s monthly luncheon, AOPA president Phil Boyer and ATA president and CEO James May agreed on many issues related to funding the FAA, with May going so far as to say he would be fine with no user fees.

May 23, 2007, 1:21 PM

Making a final show appearance here is Boeing Business Jets chief pilot Capt. Mike Hewett, whose BBJ flight to EBACE saw him pass the 12,800 flying-hour mark (including more than 4,000 hours in the U.S. Navy flying mostly Grumman A-6 Intruders).

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