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Covering legislative and regulatory aviation policy activities, award-winning journalist David Collogan provides up-to-date information on important issues that affect the business aviation industry.

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Covering legislative and regulatory aviation policy activities, award-winning journalist David Collogan provides up-to-date information on important issues that affect the business aviation industry.

Is It National Security Or Aircraft Noise?

In a world already brimming with physical and cyber-security threats to aviation, a Massachusetts congressman introduced legislation that would enable terrorists or criminals to...

Down To the Wire… Again

Once again, the largest roadblock to accomplishing the latter is Rep. Bill Shuster’s (R-PA) obsession with handing over the U.S. air traffic control system...

Understanding Charter Safety Ratings

Robert L. Sumwalt, the longest-serving member of the National Transportation Safety Board, has been discussing the subject of safety ratings and audits of air...

Wide Divide on FAA

The annual high-stakes card game to determine if Congress can ever pass a long-term FAA reauthorization bill is underway in Washington, with some new...

Turbulent Times

Wow, we have a businessman and long-time business aircraft owner/user as President of the United States. Do you suppose this turn of events is...

The Airlines vs. Business Aviation

After nine months of behind-the-scenes horse-trading, Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, on Feb. 3 introduced his “transformational”...

Time To Buy An Airplane?

There are many attractive ways to avail yourself of business jet transportation that do not include plunking down a huge pile of cash to...

Flight Here, Flytenow

The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to review whether pilots and owners can ask that question on the internet. In the “Future Shock” world...

Aviation Gridlock On Hill

Seeing fellow airline passengers standing in three-hour security lines as the summer travel season got underway was no doubt an “Aha!” moment for many...

Minimizing Your Travel Profile

Traveling in a business aircraft saves time, provides comfort, in-flight privacy, and makes lost luggage unlikely. But using your own airplane doesn’t guarantee others...