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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

    • Loss-Of-Control Prevention Concept Wins Founder's Innovation Prize
      A digital flight-condition indicator called Airball won the top award this week in EAA's new Founder's Innovation Prize contest. Airball's creator, Ihab Awad of San Jose, California, goes home from AirVenture with $25,000 after pitching his concept to a panel of celebrity judges, EAA announced.
    • Stemme 12 Debuts At Oshkosh
      Stemme's latest motorglider design, the Twin Voyager S12, was first introduced last year at Aero in Germany, but this week the company's top-of-the-line aircraft makes its U.S. debut at EAA AirVenture. The side-by-side two-seat cockpit offers the pilot lots of options -- in power mode, a turbo-charged Rotax 914 F2/S1 engine drives a propeller. When […]
    • Airbus E-Fan Makes Oshkosh Debut
      The latest version of the Airbus Group's E-Fan "Plus" twin-engine demonstrator aircraft is on display this week at EAA AirVenture, providing insight into how the company's vision has evolved as they experiment with the new technology. The E-Fan on display is a hybrid version, with longer flight range and more endurance than the original all-electric […]
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      You most likely received a second copy of Tuesday's AirVenture show coverage early Wednesday and we apologize for cluttering your inbox. The second mailing was the result of a major technical glitch with the server that runs the administrative side of AVweb. We're up and running again and ready to get you up-to-date coverage of […]