January 2011

GREETINGS! First, Here is an update from Washington, D.C. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) publishes in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would require Part 139 airports to establish a safety management system (SMS) for their entire airfield environment including movement and non-movement areas) to improve safety at airports hosting air carrier operations. Comments will be accepted until January 5, 2011. The long-awaited proposed rule outlines the FAA's blueprint and requirements for all certificate holders to develop and implement an SMS for the movement and non-movement areas of the airport. FAA proposes to add subpart E to Part 139, which would include a new Part 139.401 that would require all holders of an AOC to have an approved airport SMS; a new Part 139.402 that would prescribe the components of an airport SMS; and a new Part 139.403 that would prescribe the implementation requirements for an airport SMS.

Secondly, Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) takes issue with the FAA memorandum that seeks the early implementation of ADS-B equipment in equipment. In the memo, the FAA mandates that all ADS-B equipment be installed via a supplemental type certificate. AEA cannot encourage or support the early implementation of ADS-B technology until this flawed policy has been resolved, it says.

Thirdly, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says the registration of some 199,000 aircraft includes invalid addresses, missing forms, and unreported sales. In response, FAA next year will begin canceling the registration certificates of all 357,000 aircraft and require owners to register anew, a move that is causing concerns among airlines, banks, and leasing companies.

Missouri House of Representatives
95th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session (2010)
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Remember, that as members of USPA, MPA, TPA, TXAA, NMPA, NPA, IPA, EAA, AOPA, or other pilot associations of which you may be a member, we have a powerful voice, in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Texas, or whatever state you may represent. Every group of taxpayers and pilots carries a strong voice to Washington, D.C., as well as at the state and local level.
We need to learn how to use our voices, and speak up for general aviation.

So Let's not forget to exercise our privileges, and continue to make a "Difference for General Aviation."


Larry G. Harmon
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