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ATC Privatization

EAA Joins Group Requesting Piper AD Extension

1/10/2019 2:17:00 PM

EAA has joined Piper Aircraft and others to request an extension of the comment period for the proposed AD on Piper PA-28 and PA-32 series wing spars.

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More on GA Impact of Continuing Federal Shutdown

1/10/2019 2:01:00 PM

EAA has been monitoring the effects of the partial government shutdown on homebuilders, student pilots, and recreational aviators, some of which have changed over the first few weeks of the shutdown.

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EAA Signs Joint Industry Letter Regarding Government Shutdown’s Aviation Impact

1/10/2019 1:40:00 PM

EAA joined 33 other aviation organizations in sending a letter to Congress and the president regarding the partial government shutdown’s negative impact on the U.S. aviation industry.

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Pushing GA Forward With MOSAIC

1/3/2019 1:19:00 PM

The exact details of the program won’t be known until after the FAA releases the rules for public comment, but the essence of it will change many areas of general aviation for the better. Read More

Rapid GA Response Helps Scuttle ATC Amendment

4/25/2018 9:12:00 AM

A rapid response by the general aviation community on Tuesday made a big difference in helping to eliminate a dangerous amendment to an FAA reauthorization bill in the House of Representatives.

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Backroom Maneuver Against ATC System

4/24/2018 4:28:00 PM

Unable to convince Congress to support a corporate giveaway of the nation’s air traffic control system through the usual lawmaking channels, supporters of ATC privatization instead have slipped a provision into the House’s FAA reauthorization bill that would set the stage for airline domination of the ATC system.

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Senate Bill Offers Best Path to FAA Reauthorization

3/8/2018 10:29:00 AM

With the battle over ATC privatization settled in the House, both House and Senate leaders have committed to working toward a longer-term FAA reauthorization and funding plan that would bring the needed stability for the agency and allow it to advance its modernization goals.

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You Did It! GA Turns Back Privatization Grab

2/28/2018 8:48:00 AM

ATC privatization has been removed from an FAA reauthorization bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, scoring a victory for general aviation against a powerful, well-financed lobby that sought to give control of the national air traffic system to the country’s largest airlines.

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Air Force Association Op-Ed Rips ATC Privatization

1/18/2018 8:54:00 AM

One of EAA’s earliest points in opposition of any ATC privatization plan was that turning government assets over to a private entity controlled by the airlines could lead to conflicts of interest and possible breaches of national security.

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Start with Safety in Case Against ATC Privatization

1/4/2018 1:41:00 PM

This week’s news that 2017 was the safest year on record for commercial air travel, combined with recent statistics showing continued improvement in accident rates for general aviation and amateur-built aircraft in the U.S., indicate that a unified focus on safety enhancements, procedures, and training are raising safety at all levels.

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