Next Generation Air Transportation System

March 28, 2008 - 6:24am

The Transportation Department’s inspector general issued a report last month that contradicts general aviation’s claim that GA operators are only marginal airspace users. However, the report did support the assertion that GA user groups tend to avoid the large primary metropolitan airports.

March 27, 2008 - 12:12pm

“We believe that Congress should call for an immediate, comprehensive evaluation of NextGen, before additional funds to implement it are expended,” Natca president Patrick Forrey said yesterday at the Washington, D.C. Aero Club.

March 25, 2008 - 6:55am

While the FAA is calling for “significant” continued growth “over time” for commercial aviation, it sees “strong growth in business aviation demand continuing, driven by a growing U.S. and world economy as well as a growing fleet of very light jets (VLJs).”

March 6, 2008 - 12:12pm

A coalition of 36 aviation organizations–including NBAA, GAMA and NATA, though not AOPA or ATA–sent a letter to the full U.S. Senate yesterday afternoon, calling for members to pass a comprehensive, long-term FAA reauthorization bill this year. Further, they urged the Senate to make the legislation a priority, noting that aviation represents 5.4 percent of the U.S.

February 27, 2008 - 5:50am

March 3 is the final date by which the user community can file its comments on the FAA’s Oct. 1, 2007, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the agency’s $2+ billion transition plan to the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system.

February 26, 2008 - 6:00am

When the FAA unveiled its Fiscal Year 2009 budget, it was another sign that the budget battle and the threat of user fees is far from over. “What part of ‘no’ doesn’t the White House understand?” asked AOPA president Phil Boyer. “They just changed the dates and submitted essentially the same proposal as last year–a proposal soundly rejected by the general aviation community, the House and the Senate.”

February 26, 2008 - 6:00am

When the FAA unveiled its Fiscal Year 2009 budget, it was another sign that the budget battle and the threat of user fees is far from over. “What part of ‘no’ doesn’t the White House understand?” asked AOPA president Phil Boyer. “They just changed the dates and submitted essentially the same proposal as last year–a proposal soundly rejected by the general aviation community, the House and the Senate.”

February 14, 2008 - 10:54am

At Tuesday’s Annual Industry Review and Market Outlook, GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce reiterated business aviation’s call for the government to drop the concept of user fees to pay for FAA reauthorization. “GAMA continues to oppose the introduction of user fees on any segment of aviation,” he said.

February 14, 2008 - 10:54am

At Tuesday’s Annual Industry Review and Market Outlook, GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce reiterated business aviation’s call for the government to drop the concept of user fees to pay for FAA reauthorization. “GAMA continues to oppose the introduction of user fees on any segment of aviation,” he said.

February 11, 2008 - 11:15am

Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) has emerged as what many describe as the surveillance technology of the future, but Asia Pacific air navigation service providers (ANSPs) are already taking advantage of its capability and cost-efficiency.

 
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