AOPA advocates changes to improve aviation regulationsApril 12, 2011 at 9:02 am | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
Streamlining the federal aviation regulations and striking unnecessary requirements could save pilots and aircraft owners time, money, and headaches. AOPA submitted a list of recommended improvements to the Department of Transportation (DOT) April 1 as part of a government-wide regulatory review.
AOPA’s recommendations focused on areas that commonly affect members, such as medical and aircraft certification, training requirements, airspace restrictions, and paperwork. The DOT had requested recommendations in compliance with an executive order that calls for federal agencies to identify “outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome” rules and find areas for improvement. [Full story]