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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

    • Flybe Dash-8 Gear Collapses At Schipol
      A Flybe Dash-8 suffered a gear collapse Thursday at Amsterdam's Schipol Airport as a major storm battered western Europe. There were no injuries but the airplane is badly damaged.The so-called weather bomb has hit the U.K. and the continent with winds of up to 100 mph and they were reportedly blowing at 30-40 mph when […]
    • Norwegian Offers $65 Fares To U.K.
      Controversial budget carrier Norwegian Air will launch transatlantic service with its new Boeing 737MAX aircraft this summer with promotional one-way fares as low as $65 from secondary airports in the U.S. Northeast to airports in Ireland and Scotland.
    • ATR Opens Turboprop Training Facility In Miami
      A new training and simulation center for the ATR -600 series of twin turbopropeller commuter aircraft was opened to customers in Florida this week, the company announced on Tuesday. The new ATR full flight simulator is located at the existing Airbus Training Center across the street from Miami International Airport. ATR is a joint venture […]
    • Video Of Ford's Taxiway Landing Emerges
      Surveillance video of Harrison Ford's miscue at John Wayne International Airport in California last week shows the Husky he was flying clear an American Airlines Boeing 737 by about 50 feet.