Senate Commerce Committee chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Ranking Member John Thune (R-SD), and Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Mark Udall (D-CO) introduced and passed legislation (S. 853)late Thursday that would provide the FAA the authority to utilize unspent Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds and additional flexibility to transfer other funding within the FAA, up to $253 million.
Cessna has taken their newest single-engine products to showcase to the European market at this week's AERO Friedrichshafen general aviation trade show. The TTx and the Grand Caravan EX are on display in the show's exhibit hall for the duration of the 21st annual trade show. The TTx is billed as the world's fastest certified single engine fixed-gear aircraft.
Accident Happened Over Three Months Ago, But No Progress Has Been Made
Homeowner Susan Crockett was in one of the bedrooms in her Palm Coast, FL, home January 4 when an airplane came through the roof of the house. Crockett managed to escape the house through a back window. The three occupants of the airplane were fatally injured.
Bill Gives DOT Funding Flexibility To Avert Airport Delays
Senators John Hoeven (R-ND), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and a bipartisan group of senators Wednesday introduced the Dependable Air Service Act. The legislation would give the FAA the flexibility to transfer funds between accounts in order to abate air traffic controller furloughs and avert mounting passenger delays and flight cancellations at America’s airports.
Agency Puts Forward New And More Accessible Instrument Rating For GA Pilots
The European Aviation Safety Agency has published a proposal to the European Commission containing rules on qualifications for flying in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC). In the document, called an opinion, the Agency puts forward new and more accessible instrument ratings focused on General Aviation pilots.