U.S. senators Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced the formation of the Senate Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Caucus on September 27.
State governments of the United States
So it took a torrent of battling press releases, multiple sound bites and numerous press briefings before we finally learned the real hang-up over the FAA extension bill, and it wasn’t three little airports in West-by-god-Virginia and two other states.
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill (D), who is likely to face a tough re-election race next year, is selling the share of a Pilatus PC-12 she and her husband own following disclosure that they owed more than $287,000 in property taxes on the single-engine turboprop. She has since paid the taxes.
With the Republican victories last month, several prominent backers of general aviation have moved on. The highest-profile loss for aviation as a whole was Rep. James Oberstar (D-Wis.), chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The 36-year legislator is considered by many to be the most knowledgeable lawmaker in Congress on aviation issues.
Ross Aviation, a nationwide FBO chain, has acquired the assets of an FBO formerly operated by Ronson Aviation at Trenton Mercer Airport in West Trenton, N.J. The FBO–which for now will continue to be known as Ronson Aviation–is the 14th location in the Ross network.
The GAMA board recognized Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.) for their “unwavering” support for general aviation. Both legislators will retire at the conclusion of their current terms. As a pilot from a rural state, Sen.
The board of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) recognized Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.) for their “unwavering” support for general aviation. Both legislators will retire at the conclusion of their current terms.
NBAA applauded the Washington State legislature’s decision to scuttle a provision for an “onerous” tax proposal for aircraft in its annual spending bill. Final passage of the spending bill, which was approved without the tax on Monday, came near the end of a special legislative session called by Gov. Chris Gregoire after the regular session expired last month.
Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its aviation subcommittee, including Republican leaders Reps.
While some members of Congress have taken an antagonistic stance toward business aviation in recent times, two senators from Arkansas expressed their support for the industry at a forum held last month at Dassault Falcon’s Little Rock National Airport facility.
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