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 Aviation Industry Wants Carbon Offset Scheme

A blue-chip consortium of aircraft manufacturers, aviation groups and associated industry companies and organizations is calling for a global carbon offsetting program to make aviation carbon neutral by 2020 and to "halve aviation's net emissions by 2050, compared with a 2005 baseline."

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 California's Brown Vetoes Drone Laws

California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have made criminals out of those flying drones illegally.

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 Aviastar Airline Twin Otter Missing In Indonesia

A search is under way Friday in Indonesia for a missing DHC-6 Twin Otter operated by Aviastar, a domestic airline. There were 3 crewmembers and 10 people on board, according to the Jakarta Post. The aircraft departed from the Andi Djemma Airport in Masamba, at 2.25 p.m. for Sultan Hasanuddin Airport in Makassar, a little more than an hour away. Communication with the flight was lost 11 minutes after departing, the newspaper reported.

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 UAS Industry Urges FAA To Finalize Drone Rules

The drone industry and other GA groups made another public push this week for the FAA to move ahead with commercial regulations for unmanned aerial systems. Wednesday was the date set by Congress in 2012 to complete the rulemaking process, but in recent months it has been apparent that the FAA wouldn't be ready.

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