Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

May 1, 2008 - 12:13pm

The FAA has criticized the airlines for failing to equip their aircraft with the latest on-board weather technology, thereby limiting the amount of relevant data pilots receive. The agency commended general aviation, however, for embracing new technologies that will be an integral part of the NextGen air transportation system.

April 24, 2008 - 11:03am

The FAA’s proposal to cut airline delays by imposing peak-period pricing to reduce congestion at busy airports is a “bad idea,” according to NBAA, “with no positive consequences and the limitless possibility of unintended negative consequences.” The National Air Transportation Association commented that “the proposed amendment is a short-term fix to a long-term problem,” and that the FAA should focus on “runway expansions and airport improveme

April 14, 2008 - 9:54am

In a move seen by many observers as a first step in privatizing the nation’s ATC services, President Bush amended an executive order issued by President Clinton in December 2000 that made ATC an “inherently governmental function.”

April 11, 2008 - 12:05pm

“Congestion pricing should be the FAA’s last resort, not its first,” noted AOPA president Phil Boyer.

April 1, 2008 - 7:08am

March 3 was not an auspicious day for officials in the FAA’s ADS-B Program Office. That was the final day for submission of comments from the user community on the agency’s notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), which described how ADS-B would be introduced into the National Airspace System (NAS), and the means and timing of required user compliance.

March 31, 2008 - 6:38am

With movement toward a long-term FAA reauthorization bill at a standstill, entities as diverse as the Portland Cement Association, the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce joined with aviation interests last month in urging the Senate into action.

March 25, 2008 - 7:16am

The 2003 Budget in Brief is, as the title implies, brief, but its complexity still leads the aviation alphabet groups to cherrypick for comment, while news media reveal their opinions through select editing. Few readers study the original text, yielding conclusions that range from focused to false.

March 19, 2008 - 1:21pm

The FAA Management Advisory Council (MAC) should have more representation from general aviation, AOPA told Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta early last month. The MAC counsels FAA Administrator Marion Blakey and senior agency leadership on management, policy, spending and regulatory matters.

February 5, 2008 - 11:19am

With the 110th Congress back in Washington for its second session, the general aviation community was girding last month to continue its opposition to user fees to fund the FAA.

February 5, 2008 - 11:19am

With the 110th Congress back in Washington for its second session, the general aviation community was girding last month to continue its opposition to user fees to fund the FAA.

 
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