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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.

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...

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...