Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

May 16, 2008 - 6:23am

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.

May 9, 2008 - 7:00am

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).

May 8, 2008 - 10:22am

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) last month extended the compliance date for the Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP), which will require new security measures for operators of aircraft with an mtow of 12,500 lb or more, and later announced it would also delay the Private Charter Standard Security Program (PCSSP).

May 8, 2008 - 7:13am

With the Republicans retaking control of the Senate when the 108th Congress convenes early next month, some recognizable names will be moving back into the leadership positions they were forced to vacate when former GOP Sen. Jim Jeffords of Vermont became an independent and allied with the Democrats in the middle of last year.

May 7, 2008 - 7:19am

With the FAA asking for help in protecting the nation’s airports, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has joined with AOPA to develop a nationwide aviation watch system to report suspicious activity.

May 7, 2008 - 6:20am

In a show of solidarity that even FAA Administrator Jane Garvey acknowledged would have been “hard to imagine” two or three years ago, 13 aviation groups ranging from the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (Natca) to AOPA urged the Bush Administration to make aviation capacity improvements a top national priority.

May 5, 2008 - 11:39am

When the call went out in those early, panicky hours of the crisis that’s collectively come to be called “9/11,” some 4,500 aircraft were airborne in U.S. airspace. The vast majority of them were Part 121 airliners; this was, after all, the bustling Tuesday morning of what no one knew would be the last day of business as usual for a long time.

May 5, 2008 - 10:28am

United Technologies president Louis Chenevert has been elected CEO by the company’s board of directors. He will succeed George David, who will continue as chairman of the board. Chenevert will retain his position as UTC president.

David Watrous, president of the non-profit aviation advisory group RTCA, announced that he will be retiring this year after 19 years with the organization.

May 1, 2008 - 12:59pm

The FAA’s proposal to reduce airline delays by imposing peak-period pricing to reduce congestion at busy airports is a “bad idea with no positive consequences and the limitless possibility of unintended negative consequences,” according to NBAA.

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.

 
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