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Welcome to the Floatplane Operators Association


Acting as a common voice, the FOA is committed to sharing knowledge, experience and being accountable to members through equitable, transparent and inclusive operation and serving as a forum to be both responsive and proactive to changing industry dynamics.

Overall, we aim to actively promote the development of a ‘safety first’ industry.

  • Our Objective

    is to establish Best Practices,
    together with a consistent culture of safety across the industry by creating credibility for all operators and confidence for the public.


  • RSS Aviation News

    • GA Advocates Seek Expedited Review On Medical Changes
      Seven general aviation advocacy groups said this week they have sent a letter (PDF) to officials in the Transportation Department asking them to expedite a review of the FAA's proposed rulemaking that would change the requirements for a third-class medical. The groups asked Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to complete the review within 30 days and
    • Eclipse Lays Off Workers
      Eclipse Aerospace laid off "several" workers from its plant in Albuquerque last week, local news organizations have reported. "I've had much better days," Eclipse Aerospace Senior Vice President Ed Lundeen told Albuquerque Business First on Friday. "The bottom line is that the market has not recovered yet. We're not seeing
    • Mideast Conflict Affects Civil Aviation
      The FAA issued a Notam on Monday restricting U.S. flight operators from flying in the airspace above Syria. Previously, operators had been warned to contact the FAA before flying there. "The ongoing armed conflict and volatile security environment in Syria poses a serious potential threat to civil aviation," the FAA said.
    • New Takes On Business Travel
      A couple of new companies are trying fresh approaches to pull high-value business travellers out of the backpack and tennis shoe mainstream of modern air travel. La Compagnie is the latest to begin an "all business class" service to Europe.