Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

March 30, 2009 - 5:09am

House aviation subcommittee chairman Jerry Costello (D-Ill.) has joined Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), chairman of the full House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee, in opposing an Obama Administration plan to institute user fees to balance the FAA budget starting in Fiscal Year 2010.

March 19, 2009 - 12:10pm

The TSA has established a stakeholder liaison position dedicated to addressing concerns about recent security measures, including the Large Aircraft Security Program proposal, a security directive that would require additional screenings for general aviation pilots at commercial airports and “Operation Playbook.” Juan Barnes has been tapped to fill the new role.

February 26, 2009 - 10:24am

NBAA, GAMA, AOPA and other aviation alphabet groups jointly issued a paper that offers a set of principles to address aviation and climate change.

January 30, 2009 - 6:47am

Michael Scheeringa, former CEO of Flight Options, is joining Signature Flight Support as president and COO. He will also join the executive committee at Signature parent company BBA Aviation. Bruce Van Allen, Signature’s former president, is the new group marketing director at BBA Aviation, and will remain a member of the company’s executive committee.

January 29, 2009 - 4:03am

Two new online icing education courses were released this winter, one from King Schools and the other by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s Air Safety Foundation (ASF). Both offer a useful introduction and refresher on preparing for icing conditions and dealing with ice-related problems.

December 29, 2008 - 7:26am

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has commented on a set of proposed regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that seek to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, specifically targeting emissions by general aviation aircraft.

December 3, 2008 - 9:58am

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has commented on a set of proposed regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that seek to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, specifically targeting emissions by general aviation aircraft.

December 1, 2008 - 4:48am

General aviation groups pled-ged to work with the Obama Administration when it takes the reins of the federal government early next year, but in the days following the election there was much speculation about how things would shake out on Capitol Hill, in the Transportation Department and in the FAA.

October 27, 2008 - 11:58am

When President Bush signed a bill extending FAA taxes and programs for six months, the whole FAA reauthorization imbroglio landed in the laps of the new President and the new Congress.

October 9, 2008 - 7:27am

When the new president takes office in January, among the myriad issues to be addressed will be the concerns of the aviation community. Certain to top the pile are FAA reauthorization, air traffic control modernization and selection of a new FAA Administrator.

 
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