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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

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      The Jerusalem Post is reporting the FAA has reversed its earlier decision to extended the ban on U.S. flights to Israel and is now allowing U.S. carriers to fly there.
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      A twin-engine turboprop ATR-72 regional airliner operated by TransAsia Airways crashed in Taiwan at about 7 p.m. local time on Tuesday while attempting to go around after a missed landing attempt. According to early news reports, the aircraft hit some buildings on the approach to the airport. There were 54 passengers and 4 flight crew on board; on Wednesday