TSA screens over 1M passengers on a single day for the first time since March

National Press Release Monday, October 19, 2020 WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened over 1 million passengers Sunday, representing the highest number of passengers screened at TSA checkpoints since March 17, 2020. In addition to screening one million passengers in a single day, TSA screened 6.1 million passengers at checkpoints nationwide during the …

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Fact Sheet – The Space Data Integrator (SDI)

For Immediate Release October 16, 2020 Contact: Eva Ngai Phone: 202-267-8001/Email: eva.ngai@faa.gov The Space Data Integrator (SDI) is the first of several new capabilities that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is developing to safely integrate commercial space vehicles into the National Airspace System (NAS). Today, launch and reentry operators monitor data on the status of …

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Press Release – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Historic Commercial Space Transportation Reforms

For Immediate Release October 15, 2020 Contact: Pressoffice@faa.gov WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the publication of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Streamlined Launch and Reentry Licensing Requirements  Final Rule  (PDF) for commercial space transportation  launches and reentries . “This historic, comprehensive update to commercial space launch and reentry licensing requirements facilitates greater growth in this …

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NTSB Moves Forward in Meeting Federal Data Strategy, Requirements for Open Data

WASHINGTON (Oct. 13, 2020) — The  National Transportation Safety Board  announced Tuesday the successful launch of its new public-facing database query system for NTSB investigations, safety recommendations and dockets across all of the NTSB’s investigative modes. The new query system,  Case Analysis and Reporting Online – or CAROL  – not only helps users more easily access NTSB data, but it also changes the way the NTSB shares …

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Fact Sheet – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Regulations (Part 107)

The  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  rules for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or “drone,” operations cover a broad spectrum of commercial and government uses for drones weighing less than 55 pounds. Highlights of the rule, 14 CFR  Part 107 , follow. Operating Requirements Just as there are rules of the road when driving a car, there are rules of the sky …

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United States and Belgium Sign Agreement to Open Preclearance Facility at Brussels Airport

BRUSSELS — The United States of America and the Kingdom of Belgium concluded an agreement today to implement U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Preclearance operations at Brussels Airport (BRU). The agreement, which follows more than five years of negotiations, was signed in Brussels by U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Ronald J. Gidwitz and Belgian Minister of …

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The United States and Bangladesh Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

On September 30, 2020, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Ambassador Earl R. Miller and Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism Senior Secretary Mohamed Mohibul Haque signed the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.  This bilateral Agreement establishes a modern civil aviation relationship …

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FAA Administrator Completes Boeing 737 MAX Flight

SEATTLE — Administrator Steve Dickson fulfilled his promise today to pilot the Boeing 737 MAX before the Federal Aviation Administration approves the aircraft’s return to service. View video of the flight View video of the news briefing Dickson’s flight took two hours and included a number of scenarios to demonstrate the proposed software and design changes to the aircraft’s automated flight control system. Dickson, along with FAA …

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Airports invited to host program that offers secure and seamless travel to the U.S.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today that it will invite new airports to participate in the Preclearance program for the first time since 2016. Beginning September 29, 2020, interested foreign airports may apply for Preclearance by submitting an application through the CBP  website . “Preclearance strengthens our partnerships abroad and provides benefits to …

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More Schools Join the Collegiate Training Initiative

The  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  announced today that 15 more schools have been selected to participate in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI). The new schools are: Austin Community College, Austin, Texas Atlantic Cape Community College, Mays Landing, New Jersey Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake, Washington Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Martinsburg, West Virginia …

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Press Release – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $335 Million in Infrastructure Grants to America’s Airports

September 24, 2020 Contact: pressoffice@dot.gov WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Trump Administration will award $335 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the  Federal Aviation Administration  (FAA) to 80 airports in 25 states. “Airport infrastructure projects funded by this $335 million in federal funding will advance safety, improve travel, generate jobs and provide other …

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Access to Controlled Airspaces Advances Drone and Overall Aviation Safety

WASHINGTON—The  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  today made it easier for drone pilots to quickly and safely access controlled airspace by adding 133 air traffic facilities to the  Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC)  system. LAANC is an automated application and approval system for drone pilots requesting to fly below 400 feet in controlled airspace. As the FAA continues to modernize the national airspace to accommodate …

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Wet Snow Flight Hazards Highlighted in NTSB Safety Alert

9/17/2020 WASHINGTON (Sept. 17, 2020) — The  National Transportation Safety Board  issued  Safety Alert SA-082  Thursday, highlighting the importance of pilots assessing, understanding and preparing for the risk of wet snow and icing conditions before flight. The  “Flight in Snow”  safety alert provides guidance to pilots, dispatchers and operators regarding flight during wet snow and icing conditions. Wet snow contains liquid particles on the snowflakes …

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces September 24 Meeting of the Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that its  Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee (ACPAC)  will hold its next meeting virtually on September 24, 2020.  Notice of the meeting will appear in the Federal Register. The ACPAC is charged with evaluating current aviation consumer protection programs and providing recommendations to the Secretary for improving …

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Fly Safe: Addressing GA Safety

The Federal Aviation Administration  (FAA) and the general aviation (GA) community’s national #FlySafe campaign helps educate GA pilots about safety, including loss of control, power plant failure and controlled flight into terrain. This series  will show you how you can incorporate safety into every flight. This month’s topic is the use of weather information. Today’s pilots enjoy an abundance of weather …

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Trump EPA Approves First-Ever Long-Lasting Antiviral Product for Use Against COVID-19

WASHINGTON (August 24, 2020) — Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a groundbreaking development in the Trump Administration’s efforts to combat the novel coronavirus. In a first-of-its kind step, EPA has issued an emergency exemption to the state of Texas permitting it to allow American Airlines and Total Orthopedics Sports & Spine to …

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FAA to Test and Evaluate Unmanned Aircraft Detection & Mitigation Equipment at Airports

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it plans to evaluate technologies and systems that could detect and mitigate potential safety risks posed by unmanned aircraft. The effort will be part of the agency’s Airport Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detection and Mitigation Research Program. The FAA plans to test and evaluate at least 10 technologies …

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Speech – “Safety Propels Innovation—Innovation Propels Progress”

“Safety Propels Innovation—Innovation Propels Progress” Stephen M. Dickson, Virtual August 18, 2020 UAS Symposium Episode 2 Thank you, Erik, for that introduction, and thanks to your entire team and to AUVSI for holding this landmark event—not once, but twice. Today in Episode 2, we’ll explore public safety topics, including the Integration Pilot Program and what …

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Fact Sheet – NextGen and Performance-Based Navigation

For Immediate Release August 18, 2020 Contact: Tammy Jones Phone: 202-267-3883 The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is the FAA’s plan to modernize the National Airspace System (NAS).  Through NextGen, FAA is addressing the impact of air traffic growth by increasing capacity and efficiency while simultaneously improving safety, reducing environmental impacts, and increasing user …

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FAA Continues Drone Integration Initiatives

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced 26 schools have been selected so far to participate in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI). The FAA’s Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) program allows educational institutions to collaborate with the FAA to help students pursue their aviation career goals. The UAS-CTI program recognizes institutions that prepare students …

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FAA Takes Drone Safety to Spanish-speaking Community

The  Federal Aviation Administration  has launched a pilot program to translate into  Spanish  select web content for users of  Unmanned Aircraft Systems  (UAS commonly referred to as drones). The program is expected to reach the nearly 25.6 million people living in the United States with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and will focus on Spanish, the most widely spoken language in the U.S. …

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Interagency Issues Advisory on Use of Technology to Detect and Mitigate Unmanned Aircraft Systems

On August 17, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued guidance to help non-federal public and private entities better understand the federal laws and regulations that may apply to the use of capabilities to detect and mitigate threats …

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The United States Designates Mahan Air Facilitators

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE August 19, 2020 Today, the United States continued its maximum pressure campaign against Iran by designating two companies and one individual for procuring parts for Mahan Air, a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity.  Mahan Air has a long record of ferrying weapons and terrorists around the world for Iran. The United States designated …

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FAA to Host Virtual International Rotorcraft Safety Conference

Registration is now open for the Federal Aviation Administration’s first virtual International Rotorcraft Safety Conference, which will take place Oct. 27 through Oct 29 to explore ways to reduce the national and international helicopter accident rate. Leaders from the FAA’s Aircraft Certification and Flight Standards Services will open the conference, followed by programs for the entire …

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Control of Air Pollution from Airplanes and Airplane Engines: GHG Emission Standards and Test Procedures

Rule Summary Related Topics Regulations for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aircraft . In this action, EPA is proposing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards that would apply to certain new commercial airplanes, including all large passenger jets. These proposed standards would match the international airplane carbon dioxide (CO2) standards adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 2017. This proposed action, if …

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FAA Revises International Safety Rating for Pakistan

WASHINGTON – The  Federal Aviation Administration  (FAA) announced today that Pakistan has been assigned a Category 2 rating because it does not comply with  International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)  safety standards under the FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program. Under IASA, the FAA assesses the civil aviation authorities of all countries with air carriers that have applied to fly to the United States, …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Guidance for Air Travel in Response to COVID-19

Thursday, July 2, 2020 WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced public health guidance to airlines and airports for the recovery of the Nation’s air transportation system from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. The Runway to Recovery  was developed by the Department of Transportation, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department …

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Speech – “Drones: Here for Good”

“Drones: Here for Good” Stephen M. Dickson, Remote Symposium July 8, 2020 UAS Symposium Episode 1 Remarks as Delivered Thank you Erik for that introduction, and thank you to everyone at the FAA and AUVSI who played a part in pulling together this exciting and innovative conference. It’s great to be here—even virtually—for this, our …

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DHS, DOT, and HHS Issue New Guidance for Airline Industry Partners to Facilitate Safe Air Travel

Release Date: July 2, 2020 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, and Health and Human Services today issued joint guidance specifically for the air travel industry to better protect passengers, crew, and other airport workers from the COVID-19 pandemic during our economic recovery. This guidance, the “ Runway to Recovery: The United States Framework for Airlines and Airports to Mitigate the Public Health Risks of Coronavirus ,” lays out a framework …

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UPDATE: The United States Continues to Lead the Global Response to COVID-19

The U.S. Government leads the globe with $12.5 billion allocated to benefit international COVID-19 response, including commitments for the development of vaccines and therapeutics, preparedness efforts, and foreign assistance. We are achieving real results, helping nations around the world respond to COVID-19 and thereby protecting the homeland. We continue to ensure that the substantial U.S. …

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TSA Administrator Pekoske announces “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” campaign prior to the Independence Day holiday weekend

National Press Release Tuesday, June 30, 2020 WASHINGTON – During a virtual media roundtable with reporters today, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske joined leaders from three airport and airline industry associations to announce the agency’s “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” campaign. This campaign represents airport checkpoint modifications to contain the spread of COVID-19, comply …

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Fact Sheet – Commercial Aviation Safety Team

July 2, 2020 Contact: Marcia Alexander-Adams Phone: 202-267-3883 The nation’s impressive commercial aviation safety record is due in part to the aviation industry and Government voluntarily investing in the right safety enhancements to reduce the fatality risk in U.S. commercial air travel. The work of the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST), along with new aircraft, …

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ADVANCED AIR MOBILITY (AAM) ECOSYSTEM WORKING GROUPS

ADVANCED AIR MOBILITY (AAM) ECOSYSTEM WORKING GROUPS   ANNOUNCEMENT: Since we are unable to host any in-person events at this time, we are hosting all Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Ecosystem Working Groups in a virtual forum. Please see the details for the next meetings below! Airspace Working Group Kickoff DATE: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 TIME: 3:00PM – 5:00PM EDT …

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Press Release – FAA Administrator Dickson Testifies before Senate on Boeing 737 MAX

WASHINGTON – The head of the  Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA), Stephen M. Dickson, today affirmed that the Boeing 737 MAX will only return to service following the completion of a comprehensive and rigorous review process. Before the aircraft returns to the skies, the FAA must sign off on all technical reviews of Boeing’s proposed safety enhancements, Administrator Dickson said …

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More Pieces of the X-59 are Coming Together

The wing and  cockpit  sections of NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) are coming together at Lockheed Martin’s  Skunk Works ® factory in Palmdale, California. Major structural  components still to be added  include the long, forward nose and rear section – known as the empennage – that includes the tail and single jet engine. Nearby, although not seen in this picture, Lockheed Martin technicians …

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TSA Releases Roadmap for Mitigating Insider Threats to Transportation Environments

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration today released its framework to thwart insider threats in the transportation sector. The  TSA Insider Threat Roadmap  will streamline processes, identify requirements and capabilities, and leverage partnerships to proactively mitigate risks associated with insider threats. “Together with our interagency partners and industry stakeholders, we will maximize innovation and technology to mitigate insider threats,” …

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TSA Prepared for Summer Travelers with Updated Security Procedures

WASHINGTON – With the Memorial Day holiday weekend kicking off the start of summer, the Transportation Security Administration is preparing a very different travel season given the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. TSA has implemented changes to the security screening process that reduce the potential for cross-contamination at the security checkpoint in an effort to help prevent …

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Dates Set for FAA UAS Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) have announced the two-part virtual event for the  FAA UAS Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition, Episodes I and II , will take place on July 8 to 9 and August 18 to 19, 2020. Episode I is scheduled for July 8 to 9 with a focus on  UAS traffic management  (UTM) and international UAS …

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Making Skies Safe for Unmanned Aircraft

May 8, 2020 NASA and its partners are taking flying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) closer to operating in harmony with other aircraft in the National Airspace System (NAS). A new video from NASA Aeronautics provides a behind-the-scenes look into the technology and testing used during a nearly decade-long effort by its UAS Integration in the …

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Fact Sheet – Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS)

For Immediate Release May 15, 2020 Contact: Marcia Alexander-Adams Phone: 202-267-3488 Background The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) actively worked to improve runway safety areas (RSAs) at commercial service airports by the end of 2015. The RSA is typically 500 feet wide and extends 1,000 feet beyond each end of the runway. It provides a graded …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Appoints Industry Leaders to Women in Aviation Advisory Board

Friday, May 15, 2020 Former U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson Appointed as Chair WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the appointment of 30 board members to the newly-formed Women in Aviation Advisory Board (WIAAB). Former U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson will serve as chair of the board. “The …

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Fact Sheet – The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Wildlife Hazard Mitigation Program

For Immediate Release May 15, 2020 Contact: Marcia Alexander-Adams Phone: (202) 267-3488 Background The FAA requires airport sponsors to maintain a safe operating environment, which includes conducting Wildlife Hazard Assessments (WHA) and preparing Wildlife Hazard Management Plans (WHMP), when there has been a significant wildlife strike. The Wildlife Hazard Management Plan identifies the specific actions …

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NASA Probes Environment, COVID-19 Impacts, Possible Links

Scientists are using information from NASA’s Earth-observing satellites, on-the-ground sensors and computer-based datasets to study the environmental, economic and societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the agency’s Earth Science Division recently sponsored new projects to examine how the shutdowns in response to the pandemic are changing the environment, especially the atmosphere, and determine …

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Update: The United States Is Continuing To Lead the Response to COVID-19

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 1, 2020 Through the American people’s generosity and the U.S. government’s action, the United States continues to demonstrate global leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Months into fighting this pandemic at home and abroad, the United States remains the largest single country donor to the response efforts globally, building on …

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U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Notice Regarding Essential Air Service Program, Given the Impact of COVID-19

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced a plan to address the impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency on air carriers participating in the Essential Air Service (EAS) program.  The Department issued a Notice to all EAS air carriers indicating how those carriers may adjust …

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FAA Advances Drone Integration Initiatives

WASHINGON–The  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  today announced a new  Unmanned  Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI)  that allows educational institutions and the agency to work collaboratively with students who pursue careers in UAS. “Providing our nation’s youth with educational opportunities is a major commitment of this administration,” said FAA Administrator Stephen M. Dickson. “We see these institutions opening doors for students seeking careers in this exciting, …

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Press Release – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Over $1 Billion in Grants to 439 Airports in 50 States

For Immediate Release April 30, 2020 Contact: pressoffice@dot.gov WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Department of Transportation’s  Federal Aviation Administration  (FAA) will award $1.187 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants. The total includes $731 million in  Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants  (PDF) and an additional $455 million in  Supplemental Discretionary grants  (PDF). The money will be available for 100 percent …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $10 Billion in Relief for America’s Airports

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $10 Billion in Relief for America’s Airports Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Funds Help Airport Sponsors Impacted by COVID-19  WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the award of approximately $10 billion to commercial and general aviation airports from the Trump Administration’s newly created  Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Airport Grant Program . The …

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Continuing U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response Through Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE APRIL 8, 2020 Thanks to the unmatched generosity of the American people and the efforts of the U.S. Government, the United States has continued to lead the world’s public health and humanitarian response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are building on that leadership, with another $225 million in health, humanitarian, and economic assistance …

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FAA Promotes Safe Integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) into U.S. National Airspace

The  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recognizes that unmanned aircraft systems –“UAS,” or more popularly, “drones”—are the fastest growing segment of aviation.  Accordingly, the FAA is dedicated to safely and fully integrating this innovative technology into America’s national airspace.  Since it began in 2017, the UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) has brought state, local, and tribal governments together with private sector entities, …

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Federal Aviation Administration News Update: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 3/27/2020 FAA Takes Steps to Address the Effects of COVID-19 on the Aviation Industry The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proactively taking steps to help address the widespread economic and health effects that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the aviation industry. The FAA continues to evaluate a large number of …

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The United States Is Leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

The U.S. Government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health assistance response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly, both at home and abroad.  As part of this comprehensive and generous U.S. response, the State Department and USAID are providing an initial investment of nearly $274 million in emergency …

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In honor of the 40th triannual ICAO Assembly, the U.S. Mission to ICAO was pleased to assemble the following distinguished officials.

In honor of the 40th triannual ICAO Assembly, the U.S. Mission to ICAO was pleased to assemble the following distinguished officials. L-R: Former U.S. Ambassador to ICAO (2006-2009) Donald T. Bliss; FAA Administrator, Stephen Dickson; former U.S. Ambassador to ICAO (2010-2013) Duane E. Woerth; former U.S. Ambassador to ICAO (1994-1999) Carol Jones Carmody and Ambassador …

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Secretary Chao to Address the 40th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao will deliver remarks on behalf of the United States to the  40th Assembly  of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada.  Secretary Chao will be joined by David P. Pekoske, Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security and Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA); Stephen M. Dickson, Administrator of …

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Department of State Equipment Grant Boosts Security at Senegal Airport

08/01/2019 09:46 AM EDT U.S. and Senegalese officials today inaugurated two body scanners and four explosives trace detectors at the passenger checkpoint for outbound flights inside Blaise Diagne International Airport, about 25 miles east of the Senegalese capital of Dakar.  The U.S. Department of State’s Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) program provided the equipment with funding and guidance …

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Solid passenger traffic growth and moderate air cargo demand in 2018

Montréal, 31 December 2018 – Preliminary figures released today by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) show a total of 4.3 billion passengers were carried by air transport on scheduled services in 2018. This indicates a 6.1 per cent increase over 2017. The number of departures rose to approximately 38 million globally, and world passenger traffic, …

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TSA Administrator Leads U.S. Delegation at ICAO High-Level Aviation Security Conference

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator  David Pekoske  led an interagency U.S. delegation to ICAO’s 2nd High-Level Conference on Aviation Security on November 29-30, 2019.  He urged ICAO and its member states to intensify efforts to detect and prevent evolving threats to aviation security, including terrorism and insider threats.  Administrator Pekoske presented a proposal co-sponsored by seven other …

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 Ambassador Nathan Sales Advocates an ICAO Standard for Passenger Name Records (PNR) at High-Level Aviation Security Conference

Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism  Nathan Sales  called for the development of an ICAO standard for Passenger Name Records (PNR) at ICAO’s  2nd High-Level Conference on Aviation Security  in Montreal on November 29-30, 2019.  He reminded ICAO and its member states that UN Security Council resolution  2396  obligates member states to develop the capability to collect, process, analyze, share, and protect passenger name record …

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Expression of condolences: ACT Airlines Flight TK6491

The Council President and the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) expressed the UN agency’s deepest condolences today for the families and friends of the victims of ACT Airlines Flight TK6491, a scheduled cargo flight from Hong Kong to Istanbul, Turkey, which was lost due to unknown causes on 16 January 2017.

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Traffic growth and airline profitability were highlights of air transport in 2016

Preliminary figures released today by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) indicated that the total number of passengers carried on scheduled services reached 3.7 billion in 2016, a 6.0 per cent increase over last year. The number of departures rose to approximately 35 million globally, and world passenger traffic, expressed in terms of total scheduled …

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