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The Impact of Tire Maintenance on Aircraft safety at Sun N Fun 2013

Trade-A-Plane's good friend, Keat Pruszenkski with Michelin Aircraft Tire Company, led a course for the FAA on the importance of proper aircraft tire maintenance at Sun 'n Fun 2013. The course was streamed live and is available for viewing below along with a general course description. Aircraft Safety is a top priority, but there is […]

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Harrison Ford Rallies Support for ATC Towers

Editor’s note: The FAA on March 22 is expected to release the list of towers that will be closing as a result of sequestration. Check back on AOPA.org, where we will post the list as soon as it is released. “It’s about safety and jobs,” reiterated Harrison Ford time and time again as he addressed […]

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Amendment Could Halt FAA Closure of Control Towers

An amendment put forth by two Republican senators could stave off the closings of 200 control towers at smaller airports around the U.S., including Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, and Sen. James Inofe, R-Okla., co-sponsored an amendment to a continuing resolution that seeks to restore about $50 million in funding […]

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NASA, FAA Work out Spaceship Rules

NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration have worked out their division of labor for clearing a new generation of private-sector spaceships for liftoff — putting the aviation agency in charge of any crew-carrying spacecraft that launches and lands, but requiring the space agency's additional signoff on any missions it's paying for. The arrangement was set […]

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FAA Clears Virgin Galatic to Begin Rocket Powered Flights

Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, announced today that its vehicle developer, Scaled Composites (Scaled), has been granted an experimental launch permit from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its suborbital spacecraft, SpaceshipTwo, and the carrier aircraft, WhiteKnightTwo. “This important milestone enables our team to progress to the rocket-powered phase of test flight, bringing […]

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Drones Up to 25 Pounds Allowed for U.S. Safety Agencies

Public safety agencies will be able to operate unmanned aircraft with fewer restrictions, in the first changes in U.S. regulations that Congress ordered to broaden domestic use of non-military drones. Police, fire and similar departments will be able to fly drones weighing as much as 25 pounds (11.3 kilos) without applying for special approvals needed […]

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Airlines for America (A4A) Calls on FAA to Improve Pilot-Qualification Proposed Rule

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to significantly revise its proposed requirements for pilot certification and provide a system that builds on the industry's strong safety record, is recommended by safety experts and that recognizes the quality of a pilot's training […]

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FAA Writing Rules for Electric Aircraft, to Allow Public to Fly Them in the Next Decade

There are those in the general aviation community who think electric planes are the future for private aircraft, but regulatory hurdles are in place preventing them from proliferating in our skies. You see, current FAA requirements for light sport aircraft (LSA) -- planes that can be flown by anyone with a pilot's license -- preclude […]

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FAA Grants Production Certificate for Eclipse 550 Jet

Eclipse Aerospace Inc. received a production certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration    to produce an upgraded version of the Eclipse 500 very light jet. The company, which bought the assets of Eclipse Aviation Corp. out of bankruptcy in August 2009, announced last fall that it would begin producing the new Eclipse 550 in 2013. The […]

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FAA Reveals List of Colleges and Police Departments That Can Fly Drones

Back in February, we wrote about a new bill passed by Congress that gave private, military and commercial drones more access to U.S. airspace. Now, thanks to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the FAA has released a list of institutions that have asked for Certificates of Authorizations […]

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