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David Collogan Washington ReportCovering 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.

Fouling the Nest

Reading the reports about the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes – both of which featured professional pilots struggling to control their...

Shutdown Stupidity

The national air transportation system is way too important to let heedless politicians keep disrupting it. Back in the...

DOT’S Air Charter Brokers Rule

Following more than a decade of contemplation and inertia, the U.S. Department of Transportation finally served up its long-awaited rule addressing the...

A Really BIG Win

It is impossible to overstate the magnitude of the victory won by the business and general aviation community when Congress passed a five-year FAA...

Where’s the Flyte Swatter?

In mid-August, more than 30 aviation organizations representing millions of members signed a letter to Senate leaders pleading with them to finally pass FAA...

Spotlighting Charter Cheaters

There are hundreds of law-abiding, safety-compliant charter operators in the U.S. who can get you where you need to be in comfort. Unfortunately, there...

Uncertainty Reigns

Donald Trump on the campaign trail touted his success in the business world, and his desire to “Make America Great Again.” But his unconventional...

Demand Driving Up Pilot Pay

In a world where ride-hailing apps on your smart phone can summon a driver and vehicle from Lyft or Uber in seconds, there may...

New Leadership for FAA

Predicting who might get, or quickly lose, a job in the Trump Administration is like trying to guess the outcome of a hyper-speed pinball...

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...