GREETINGS! First, Here is an update from Washington, D.C. Congress approves
legislation that extends FAA's operating authority through September 30, 2010, while also introducing new pilot
safety rules. It is the 15th extension for the FAA since full authorization expired in 2007. House lawmakers chose
to split off pilot safety provisions that the families of victims of the Colgan Air crash in Buffalo in 2009 lobbied
for. The safety provision covers minimum flight hours, flight and duty time, and pilot training.
Secondly, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) reports that in the second quarter general aviation airplane shipments fell 9.8 percent, from 1,039 units in 2009 to 937 units this year. Billings for general aviation airplanes totaled $9.4 billion in the second quarter of 2010, up 0.2 percent.
Thirdly, Government Accountability Office (GAO) releases a report, Aviation Safety: Improved planning could help FAA address challenges related to Winter Weather Operations (GAO-10-678); www.gao.gov.
Missouri House of Representatives
95th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session (2010)
Bills Indexed by Subject
AIRCRAFT AND AIRPORTS
None at present
Larry G. Harmon
E-mail address: MPALHARMON228@aol.com
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