Blog : Aviation Issues

Canada has New Fuel Tax, Welcome to House GA Caucus Launch and Sharing Safety Data

New Fuel Tax in Canada Authorized through the Green­house Gas Pollution Pricing Act, Canada is implementing a new fuel surcharge for aircraft. Operators, including those that are international, who fly or do business in Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan must register with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), which will extend to including Nunavut and…

ADS-B News and Alcohol Testing During Ramp Inspections Has Started in Some Countries

ADS-B News and Alcohol Testing During Ramp Inspections Has Started in Some Countries

Aviation Groups Worry a Recent FAA Policy Statement on Actions for Non-equipped ADS-B Out Operators Caused Confusion On April 1, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a Statement of Policy establishing its course of action for issuing air traffic control (ATC) authorization to those operating aircraft that are not equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)…

FAA Admin Nomination, New Contingency Procedures for NAT, Canada Decommissions VOR/NDBs, FAA/NBAA Issue Reminder on ADS-B, New CBP in D.C. Area

FAA Admin Nomination, New Contingency Procedures for NAT, Canada Decommissions VOR/NDBs, FAA/NBAA Issue Reminder on ADS-B, New CBP in D.C. Area

FAA Administrator Nomination On March 19, the White House nominated longtime Delta Airlines executive Steve Dickson to the position of administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Dickson was with Delta for 27 years, retiring in 2018 as senior vice president of global flight operations. During his tenure with the airline, he was responsible for…

Canadian King Air Summit, VNY Offers Sustainable Alternative Fuel, Reduced Separation Trial Coming to NAT and EASA Issues Runway Safety NPA

Canadian King Air Summit, VNY Offers Sustainable Alternative Fuel, Reduced Separation Trial Coming to NAT and EASA Issues Runway Safety NPA

Canadian King Air Summit Scheduled for April 25 FastAir Executive Aviation Services is hosting what they say is the largest event for Beechcraft King Air owners and operators in Canada – the 2019 King Air Summit held April 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The one-day event focuses on education and…

FAA Bill, U.S. Airport News and a New Nall Report

FAA Bill, U.S. Airport News and a New Nall Report

Another Extension on the FAA Bill? It looks like it. Congress has yet to come to an agreement on a long-term FAA reauthorization bill. The agency is operating under it’s fifth short-term extension set to expire Sept. 30 and will likely see its sixth. The Airlines for America (A4A) president and CEO Nicholas Calio stressed…

SAFO, FAA Bill Update  and Runway Closures

SAFO, FAA Bill Update and Runway Closures

SAFO Issued on Work Conducted by AeroBearings Includes PT6 Engines The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) advising of improper maintenance provided by AeroBearings of Arlington, Texas, by conducting work without the necessary approved data. The company therefore could not determine whether the bearings met the OEM’s design specifications. AeroBearings’…

Aviation Issues: ATC Privatization, Safety of Flight Concerns, Ops in Volcanic Ash and Runway Closure at DFW

Aviation Issues: ATC Privatization, Safety of Flight Concerns, Ops in Volcanic Ash and Runway Closure at DFW

ATC Privatization Still an Issue On June 22, six associations representing the general aviation industry – General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Helicopter Association International (HAI), National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) – issued a statement strongly opposing the Trump Administration…

Aviation Issues: Undertaking LOC-I, New DC Air Space Requirements and FAA Authorization Bill Status

Meeting Set to Confront LOC-I On April 24, in Washington, D.C., the NTSB will meet with government and industry leaders as part of the government-industry collaborative effort to undertake loss of control in flight (LOC-I) in general aviation. The meeting will include representatives from the FAA, industry associations, flight schools and technology manufacturers who will…