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The research firm conducting the annual general aviation survey for the FAA sent the following message to HAI members. "Please help us provide accurate information on aviation activity and aviation safety. The 37th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey (GA Survey) for reporting on calendar year 2014 is underway, and we need your help."

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The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments this week in a trio of cases challenging EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas rule for existing power plants.

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FAA Administrator Michael Huerta appeared Tuesday, April 14, before the Senate Commerce Committee and told lawmakers that when it comes to restructuring his agency, he's all for having that discussion - but the discussion needs to be based on facts.

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The Obamacare tax on expensive high price health care benefits at first glance is 40 percent. But, if you look closer, the true rate is much higher -- more like 61 percent -- due to often-missed quirks in how the tax works.

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published its proposed Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) (“Small Drones”) rule in the Federal Register on February 23, 2015. Comments on the proposed rule are due to the FAA by Friday, April 24, 2008, and can be submitted electronically through www.regulations.gov, the federal rulemaking portal.

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The “summary grant” process the Federal Aviation Administration used last week to issue 30 Section 333 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is another example of how the agency is using a flexible regulatory approach to accommodate this rapidly evolving technology.

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 (Rotor & Wing - Online) - The FAA will host its first International Rotorcraft Safety Conference April 21-23 at the Hurst Conference Center near Ft. Worth, Texas. The free event is part of the FAA’s Rotorcraft Safety Initiative and will provide conference attendees with tips about how to reduce helicopter accidents.

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The U.S. Department of the Interior has issued a Request for Information from any and all contractors who may be interested in supplying a medium twin-engine helicotper for use by the Bureau of Land Management beginning in 2016 and beyond

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says DOT is carefully reviewing the Germanwings crash and whether such an incident could happen here, but cautioned that such a review is routine after similar tragedies.

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The Treasury Department announced last week that people who received forms with inaccurate information about their Obamacare subsidies don’t have to file their tax returns on time.

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