Congress passes tax incentives
A tax incentive long used to stimulate investment in equipment, including aircraft, awaits the president's signature.
New Hampshire airports seek 'dependable' funding
Members of New Hampshire's airports community exchanged ideas on how to secure dependable funding at the annual meeting of the Granite State Airport Management Association.
FAA funding secured through September 2015
Congress has passed an omnibus spending bill that keeps the FAA, and other government agencies, funded through September 2015.
GA pilots bring cheer to island residents
Christmas will be a bit more festive for the 460 residents of Tangier Island, a remote fishing village on a tiny spit of land in the Chesapeake Bay, thanks to a group of general aviation pilots.
Daher-Socata spearheads E-Fan project
Daher-Socata has signed a contract with Airbus Group's VoltAir subsidiary to design, develop, and certify the electrically powered E-Fan 2.0 aircraft.
Researchers Find Expert Pilots See Differently
An experienced pilot will make a better decision about whether to attempt a marginal landing while showing only about half as much brain activity as less experienced pilots, according to a recent study completed by scientists at Stanford University. The research used a flight simulator set up like the cockpit of a single-engine airplane.
Bonus Depreciation Approved by Congress
Following House approval earlier this month, the Senate on Tuesday passed a tax package that includes the revival of bonus depreciation on capital investments, including aircraft. The measure allows businesses to write off up to 50 percent of the value of equipment purchased in and put into service in 2014.
The Weekender: Christmas Lunches and Year-End Pancakes
This weekend's annual holiday airport parties get perfect timing just a few days before Christmas, as seen on SocialFlight's calendar. This month's Wings and Wheels fly-in on Saturday at William P. Hobby Airport in Houston will honor museum volunteers and planespotters.
California Avgas Lawsuit Settled
The Center for Environmental Health, which filed a lawsuit in 2011 seeking to prohibit the sale of leaded gasoline in California, has reached a settlement, NATA said on Tuesday. Under the agreement signed last week, FBOs at 23 airports will provide warnings of lead exposure to individuals residing within one kilometer of the airport, will post warning signs at the airports, and will pay about $550,000 in penalties and legal costs.
Bob Hoover Accepts Wright Trophy
The 2014 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy was awarded to airshow legend Robert L. Hoover during a ceremonial dinner in Washington, D.C., last Friday. The annual award is given to a living American by the National Aeronautical Association to honor significant public service of enduring value to aviation. "There are very few people in the world that capture the history, progress, importance, and sheer excitement of aviation and aerospace like Bob Hoover," said Jim Albaugh, NAA chairman.