A proposal by the FAA to mandate that aircraft registrations expire every three years has elicited a mixed reaction from the industry, with lobby groups supporting the agency’s goal of improving the accuracy of the aircraft registry but raising concerns about the feasibility of the proposed method.
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
As the debate about FAA reauthorization and funding drags on, the lobbying group representing the major airlines continues to blame general aviation for clogging the airways and causing congestion on the ground.
Phil Boyer, the former broadcast executive who guided AOPA through some of its most turbulent times, announced yesterday that he will step down as AOPA president at the end of this year. He will be succeeded by Craig Fuller, a former White House aide under two presidents and currently executive v-p at the international lobbying shop APCO Worldwide.
The Senate bill to reauthorize and fund the FAA for the next four years was once again stalled on the tarmac last month because of procedural infighting between Republicans and Democrats.
A fragile and intricate set of deals last month promise to keep Meigs Field (CGX) open until 2026, but the Illinois General Assembly could still reverse the terms with a simple majority vote anytime after Jan. 1, 2006. As part of the same round, Meigs supporter Illinois Gov.
When he left his vice president slot at the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) earlier this year to become senior vice president of government and technical affairs at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Andrew Cebula had to change his point of view along with the alphabet initials on his business card.
With the final report by a joint Peruvian-U.S. investigation due before the end of last month, conflicting reports are emerging from a variety of sources, most of which place the blame on the pilot of the missionary-operated Cessna 185 shot down by Peruvian military jets on April 20.
Frontier Airlines grounded one of its captains and first officers after they inadvertently flew their Boeing 737 into prohibited airspace above the White House seconds after taking off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) last month.
Several speakers at the FAA’s 10th annual general aviation forecast conference, held in Wichita April 15 and 16, disputed the agency’s numerical prophecies. Helicopter Association International president Roy Resavage asserted the FAA was underestimating the number of in-service civil helicopters by 50 percent, skewing that part of the forecast.
On August 20 and 21 the FAA held meetings at Barnstable Municipal Airport (HYA), in Hyannis, Mass., and Nantucket (Mass.) High School, respectively, to discuss plans to implement Class C airspace around Nantucket Municipal Airport (ACK).