CBP Introduces Simplified Arrival at Denver International Airport

Secure and Streamlined Travel through Facial Biometrics DENVER — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in partnership with the Denver’s Department of Aviation, announced today the implementation of the Simplified Arrival process at Denver International Airport (DEN). CBP’s enhanced international arrival process uses facial biometrics to automate the manual document checks that are already required for admission …

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FACT SHEET: President Biden Announces Historic Vaccine Donation: Half a Billion Pfizer Vaccines to the World’s Lowest-Income Nations

500 million life-saving vaccines to be delivered by June of next year, including 200 million to be delivered by the end of 2021 Donation will serve as the foundation for a coordinated effort by the world’s democracies to vaccinate people around the world   Today, President Biden will announce that the United States will purchase …

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TSA surpasses 2 million daily travelers screened

Highest screening volume since pandemic began National Press Release Saturday, June 12, 2021 WASHINGTON—The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) surpassed the 2 million threshold for travelers screened in one day on Friday, June 11, when 2,028,961 people were screened at airport security checkpoints. It marked the first time that more than 2 million individuals were screened …

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FAA Approves Renewal of Oklahoma Spaceport License

After completing a comprehensive review, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the renewal of the spaceport license for the  Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority . The  license  authorizes the Authority to operate a launch site at the Clinton-Sherman Industrial Airpark in Burns Flat, Okla., in support of FAA-licensed or –permitted suborbital missions by reusable launch vehicles. The license is valid for …

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TSA introduces latest aviation security technologies in place at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport’s Innovation Checkpoint

LAS VEGAS – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in partnership with Las Vegas McCarran International Airport today announced the official reopening of the Innovation Checkpoint, which features the latest upgrades in aviation security technologies to improve security and the passenger screening experience. Today’s reopening coincides with the return of the convention industry to Las Vegas. …

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Boeing to Pay at Least $17 Million to Settle Enforcement Cases on 737

WASHINGTON — The Boeing Company will pay at least $17 million in penalties and undertake multiple corrective actions with its production under a  settlement agreement  (PDF) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA found that the Chicago-based manufacturer  installed equipment  on 759 Boeing 737 MAX and NG aircraft containing sensors that were not approved for that equipment; submitted approximately 178 …

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FAA: Exercise Extreme Caution Over Belarus

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  issued an alert  (PDF) advising U.S. passenger airlines to exercise extreme caution while flying over Belarus. The FAA’s Notice to Airmen says airlines should continue to exercise extreme caution until the agency can better assess Belarus’ actions surrounding the May 23 diversion of a passenger jet and the potential for Belarus to repeat similar actions in the future. The FAA is working closely with other …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Unveils $88 billion FY 2022 Budget Proposal to Ensure Safety

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Unveils $88 billion FY 2022 Budget Proposal to Ensure Safety, Address Climate Change, and Create Economic Strength, Good Paying Jobs and Equitable Access to Opportunity   Friday, May 28, 2021 WASHINGTON – The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2022. As the Administration continues …

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TSA prepares operations for peak summer travel demand

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) continues to ramp up and refine operations for expected increased passenger travel volumes in advance of the Memorial Day holiday weekend and throughout the summer months. “As we head into a summer where we hope to see a tremendous reemergence of domestic travel and the economic prosperity that …

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Press Release – FAA Proposes Fines Against 5 Passengers for Allegedly Interfering with Flight Attendants

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed civil penalties ranging from $9,000 to $15,000 against five airline passengers for allegedly interfering with and, in two cases, assaulting flight attendants who instructed them to obey cabin crew instructions and various federal regulations. The enforcement actions announced today are part of the FAA’s zero-tolerance policy for unruly …

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Press Release – FAA Seeks Comments from the Public for Environmental Review of O’Hare Airport Terminal Project

CHICAGO — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will seek comments from the public as it begins an Environmental Assessment to evaluate a multi-billion dollar O’Hare International Airport project proposed by the Chicago Department of Aviation. The proposed project involves the airport’s terminal area, numerous capital improvement projects and hotel development. In addition, as part of the assessment, …

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Press Release – FAA Completes Rule Establishing Pilot Records Database to Increase Safety

WASHINGTON – A new rule from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will enable the sharing of pilot records among employers in an electronic database maintained by the agency. The  final rule  (PDF) for the Pilot Records Database requires air carriers and certain other operators to report pilots’ employment history, training, and qualifications to the database. The rule also requires …

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TSA prepared for summer travel out of Pittsburgh International Airport

What travelers need to know about how the TSA checkpoint experience has changed as a result of the pandemic PITTSBURGH – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects to see travel volume increase out of Pittsburgh International Airport this summer and the agency is prepared to handle the increase in travelers while remaining committed to supporting …

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TSA is prepared for summer travel out of Buffalo Niagara International Airport as more travelers take to the sky

BUFFALO, N.Y. – An increase in the number of travelers is expected to fly out of Buffalo Niagara International Airport this summer and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is prepared to handle the increased travel volume while remaining committed to supporting a healthy and secure environment for airline passengers, TSA employees and airport personnel. However, …

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TSA is ready for summer travel season out of Syracuse Hancock International Airport as more travelers take to the sky

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – As summer travel approaches, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects to see an uptick in the number of travelers who will be flying out of Syracuse Hancock International Airport. “TSA is prepared to handle the increased travel volume while remaining committed to supporting a healthy and secure environment for airline passengers, TSA …

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TSA at Southwest Florida International Airport Is Ready for Increasing Passenger Volumes Remember These Travel Tips as You Prepare to Fly Once Again

Fort Myers – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is ready for the continued surge in travelers at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and across the country.  Acrylic barriers and upgraded technology now reduce or eliminate physical contact between passengers and TSA staff. But as you prepare to fly after what could be a year or …

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TSA is prepared for summer travel from Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – With Memorial Day Weekend about to kick off, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is ready for the expected increase in the number of travelers who will be flying out of Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport. “We are prepared to handle the expected increase in travel volume this summer and at the …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Diversion of Ryanair Flight and Arrest of Journalist in Belarus

Belarus’s forced diversion of a commercial Ryanair flight, traveling between two member states of the European Union, and subsequent removal and arrest of Raman Pratasevich, a Belarusian journalist traveling abroad, are a direct affront to international norms. The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms both the diversion of the plane and the subsequent …

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Diversion of Ryanair Flight to Belarus and Arrest of Journalist

The United States strongly condemns the forced diversion of a flight between two EU member states and the subsequent removal and arrest of journalist Raman Pratasevich in Minsk. We demand his immediate release. This shocking act perpetrated by the Lukashenka regime endangered the lives of more than 120 passengers, including U.S. citizens. Initial reports suggesting …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Diversion of Ryanair Flight and Arrest of Journalist in Belarus

Belarus’s forced diversion of a commercial Ryanair flight, traveling between two member states of the European Union, and subsequent removal and arrest of Raman Pratasevich, a Belarusian journalist traveling abroad, are a direct affront to international norms. The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms both the diversion of the plane and the subsequent …

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Press Release – FAA Proposes Civil Penalties Against Two Passengers for Allegedly Interfering with Flight Attendants

For Immediate Release May 10, 2021 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes civil penalties of $10,500 and $9,000 against two airline passengers for allegedly interfering with flight attendants who instructed them to obey cabin crew instructions and various federal regulations. The cases are as follows: $10,500 against a passenger on a …

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Mark Your Calendar: 2021 FAA UAS Symposium

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will co-host Episodes III and IV of the virtual  FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition . The theme for this year’s virtual event is “Above and Beyond” and will take place on June 9-10, 2021, and September 14-15, 2021. Register now  to  join the conversation as experts from industry, academia, …

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FAA Adds More Space Launch Activity Areas to Pilot Navigation Charts

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is increasing pilot safety and airspace awareness by marking more space launch activity areas on navigation  charts . Adding space launch activity areas to the navigation charts used by pilots who fly visually responds to the recent and expected continued growth of commercial space operations. All 12 FAA-licensed  spaceports , and other …

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Temporary TSA PreCheck® enrollment center coming to Moscow the week of May 24

Appointments available online now MOSCOW, Idaho – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that local residents can make an appointment now to enroll in TSA PreCheck® at a temporary enrollment center in Moscow, Idaho, that will be open for five consecutive days starting Monday, May 24, 2021. The temporary enrollment center will be located …

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Opportunity to enroll in TSA PreCheck® coming to Rochester the week of May 17

Local Press Release Monday, May 3, 2021 ROCHESTER, Minnesota – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that residents of the Rochester, Minnesota, area can make an appointment now to enroll in TSA PreCheck® at a temporary enrollment center that will be open for five consecutive days starting Monday, May 17, 2021. The temporary enrollment center …

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Temporary TSA PreCheck® application center to open for appointments at Dallas Love Field Airport

Local Press Release Monday, May 3, 2021 DALLAS, TX – Residents of Dallas will be able to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA PreCheck® program at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) May 17 – 21. The airport is a convenient location to sign up for the popular program that enables enrolled travelers to …

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Cascade County, Montana, residents encouraged to enroll in TSA PreCheck® the week of May 24

Local Press Release Monday, May 3, 2021 GREAT FALLS, Montana – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that residents of Cascade County, Montana, and surrounding areas can make an appointment now to enroll in TSA PreCheck® at a temporary enrollment center that will be open for five consecutive days starting Monday, May 24, 2021. The …

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TSA begins screening operations at new LAX security checkpoint in Terminal 1

Local Press Release Saturday, May 1, 2021 LOS ANGELES – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will begin security screening operations Saturday, May 1, 2021, at a new six-lane security checkpoint located in the western portion of Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The new checkpoint is located upstairs from the Terminal 1 ticket …

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Opportunity to enroll in TSA PreCheck® coming to central Oregon the week of May 10

Local Press Release Friday, April 30, 2021 REDMOND, Oregon – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that residents of Central Oregon can make an appointment now to enroll in TSA PreCheck® at Roberts Field – Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM). Enrollment will be offered for five consecutive days starting Monday, May 10, 2021. At airports across …

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TSA extends face mask requirement at airports and throughout the transportation network

National Press Release Friday, April 30, 2021 WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is extending the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems through September 13. TSA’s initial face mask requirement went …

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Uniform Global National Interest Exceptions to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 30, 2021 In keeping with the Department of State’s commitment to facilitate legitimate travel to the United States, Secretary Blinken decided today to apply the same set of National Interest Exceptions to India that he had previously applied to all other regional travel restrictions currently in effect as …

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Press Release – Federal Aviation Administration and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore Partner on Executive Video Series

For Immediate Release April 30, 2021 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT)  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  and the  Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)  released the first in a  series of joint videos  to share lessons learned during the COVID-19 crisis. The five episode executive video series will cover resilient leadership, safety oversight, emerging technology, risk-based decision-making and women in aviation. The series will present lessons …

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Joint Statement by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands

Joint Statement by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands on Transportation and Climate Change Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Secretary of Transportation of the United States of America, Pete Buttigieg and Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen met on April …

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Press Release – New Drone Rules Take Effect Today

For Immediate Release April 21, 2021 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov WASHINGTON –Final rules take effect today for remotely identifying drones and allowing operators of small drones to fly over people and at night under certain conditions. “Today’s rules are an important first step in safely and securely managing the growing use of drones in our airspace, though more …

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

4/19/2021 Johnson and Johnson Vaccine Update The Office of Aerospace Medicine is closely following the FDA and CDC Johnson and Johnson Vaccine pause recommendation.  Once the outcome of the CDC ACIP deliberations are known, policy for use by airmen and air traffic controllers will be amended if it is indicated. If you are offered a …

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Air Travel Consumer Report: February 2021 Numbers

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its April 2021 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on airline operational data compiled for the month of February 2021.  The ATCR is designed to assist consumers with information on the quality of services provided by airlines.  The ATCR and other aviation consumer …

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TSA Team in Shreveport, Louisiana, Is Ready With New Technology and Travel Tips

Local Press Release Wednesday, April 21, 2021 SHREVEPORT – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is ready for the surge in travelers at Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV).  Acrylic barriers and upgraded technology now reduce or eliminate physical contact between passengers and TSA staff. The TSA offers serious tips for navigating the airport checkpoint.  The first is …

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Temporary TSA PreCheck® application center to open for appointments at Corpus Christi Internationl Airport

Local Press Release Thursday, April 22, 2021 CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Residents of Corpus Christi will be able to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA PreCheck® program at Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP) May 10-14. The airport is a convenient location to sign up for the popular program that enables enrolled travelers to …

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Temporary TSA PreCheck® application center to open for appointments at Abilene Regional Airport

Local Press Release Monday, April 26, 2021 ABILENE, TX – Residents of Abilene will be able to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA PreCheck® program at Abilene Regional Airport (ABI) May 3-7. The airport is a convenient location to sign up for the popular program that enables enrolled travelers to “Travel with Ease” …

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Temporary TSA PreCheck® application center to open for appointments at Central Wisconsin Regional Airport

Local Press Release Monday, April 26, 2021 MOSINEE, WI – Residents of central Wisconsin will be able to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA PreCheck® program at Central Wisconsin Regional Airport (CWA) May 10-14. The airport is a convenient location to sign up for the popular program that enables enrolled travelers to “Travel …

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Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada

President Biden spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding preparations for the April 22-23 Leaders Summit on Climate, efforts to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, and the two Canadians – Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor – unjustly detained by the government of China. The President applauded Canada’s vital contributions to addressing climate change and both …

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Limitations of See-and-Avoid, Lack of Warning Alerts, Led to Alaska Midair Collision

WASHINGTON (April 20, 2021) — A midair collision of two air tour airplanes was caused by “the inherent limitations of the see-and-avoid concept” along with the absence of alerts from both airplanes’ traffic display systems, the  National Transportation Safety Board  announced during a public meeting Tuesday. “From the earliest days of powered flight, pilots have been taught to avoid …

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The United States and the Republic of the Congo Open Skies Air Transport Agreement Enters Into Force

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 19, 2021 On April 19, the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of the Congo entered into force. The Agreement establishes a modern civil aviation relationship with Congo consistent with the U.S. Open Skies international aviation …

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Vaccinated and Traveling? Visit FlyHealthy.gov and Know Before You Go

Updated information from the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) about traveling by air after receiving COVID-19  vaccines  is now on  FlyHealthy.gov  – the one-stop portal for the latest pandemic-related air-travel information from multiple federal agencies. The CDC guidance for  domestic  and  international  travel recommends delaying your trip until fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated and …

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Travel Advisory Updates

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 19, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose unprecedented risks to travelers. In light of those risks, the Department of State strongly recommends U.S. citizens reconsider all travel abroad. As travelers face ongoing risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State will begin updating its Travel …

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U.S. Department of Transportation Continues to Actively Engage with Air Canada on the Issue of Ticket Refunds

Friday, April 16, 2021 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation has made clear to Air Canada its position that a refusal to refund passengers when the carrier cancels or significantly changes a flight would be an unfair business practice in violation of U.S. law. Air Canada has informed the Department that it will provide …

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Pilot’s Actions, Maintenance Issues, Ineffective Safety Management System and Oversight, all Contributed to Fatal Crash of Historic B-17 Airplane

4/13/2021 WASHINGTON (April 13, 2021) — The National Transportation Safety Board detailed in an accident report issued Tuesday the circumstances that led to the crash of a Boeing B-17G airplane that killed seven people and injured seven others. The NTSB determined the probable cause of the accident was the pilot’s failure to properly manage the …

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Fatal Midair Collision Subject of April 20 Board Meeting

4/15/2021 ​WASHINGTON (April 15, 2021) — The National Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday its intent to hold a public board meeting April 20, 2021, 9:30 a.m. Eastern time, to determine the probable cause of a fatal midair collision involving two air tour operators in Alaska. On May 13, 2019, a float-equipped de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver …

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Fly Safe Focus: Angle of Attack Awareness

WASHINGTON–This month’s Fly Safe campaign topic looks at the importance of aircraft angle of attack awareness.   The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee’s (GAJSC) loss of control workgroup believes that a lack of awareness, with respect to angle of attack (AOA), has resulted in the loss of aircraft control and contributed to fatal GA accidents. …

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Initial Steps Toward Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Initial Steps Toward Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program, Encourages Businesses, Especially Small Businesses, to Begin Preparing for the Application Process Wednesday, April 14, 2021 $3 billion available soon for eligible businesses hurt by the pandemic to help cover employee compensation costs for up to six months WASHINGTON – Today, the …

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Polly Trottenberg Joins U.S. Department of Transportation as Deputy Secretary

Thursday, April 15, 2021 Polly Trottenberg was sworn in Wednesday afternoon as the Deputy Secretary of Transportation by Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg in a private ceremony, following her Senate confirmation yesterday. Trottenberg brings more than 25 years of public sector experience across all levels of government to the role. Most recently, she served for …

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TSA in Baton Rouge Is Ready for Increasing Passenger Volumes Remember These Travel Tips As You Prepare to Fly Once Again

Local Press Release Wednesday, April 14, 2021 BATON ROUGE – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is ready for the continued surge in travelers at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) and across the country.  Acrylic barriers and upgraded technology now reduce or eliminate physical contact between passengers and TSA staff. But as you prepare to fly …

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President Biden Announces His Intent to Nominate Key Administration Leaders on Climate and Transportation

APRIL 14, 2021 •  STATEMENTS AND RELEASES WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate 10 members of his Administration to lead on climate and transportation matters across key agencies, including the Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Transportation. The President has tapped Tommy Beaudreau for Deputy Secretary of …

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Inadequate Flight Training, Poorly Maintained Airplane, Insufficient Oversight, Contributed to Parachute Jump Flight Accident

WASHINGTON (April 13, 2021) — The National Transportation Safety Board detailed in an accident report issued Tuesday the circumstances that led to the June 21, 2019, crash of a parachute jump flight that killed all 11 people on board. The NTSB determined that the probable cause of the accident was the pilot’s aggressive takeoff maneuver, …

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New Guidelines for U.S. Government Interactions with Taiwan Counterparts

The Department of State has issued new guidelines for U.S. government interaction with Taiwan counterparts to encourage U.S. government engagement with Taiwan that reflects our deepening unofficial relationship.  The guidance underscores Taiwan is a vibrant democracy and an important security and economic partner that is also a force for good in the international community.  These …

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Temporary TSA PreCheck® application center to open for appointments At Erie International Airport

Individuals will be able to enroll in TSA PreCheck® at Erie International Airport from May 3 to 7. (TSA photo) ERIE, Pa. – Residents of the Erie area and northwestern Pennsylvania region will be able to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA PreCheck® application program inside Erie International Airport from May 3 to 7, …

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Joint Statement on Transport Cooperation By the Department of Transportation of the United States and the Ministry of Transport of Singapore

Secretary of Transportation of the United States of America, Pete Buttigieg and Minister for Transport of the Republic of Singapore, Ong Ye Kung, held an introductory virtual meeting on April 8, 2021. Secretary Buttigieg and Minister Ong both recognize the impact of transportation on climate change, as well as the critical role that transport plays …

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Recurrent Training Courses for Drone Pilots Available Online

Drone pilots who have  Part 107  Remote Pilot Certification can now take their required training courses online. The training ensures that they have the knowledge necessary to operate in accordance with the  Operations Over People  rule when it becomes effective on April 21, 2021. The training is free and available on the  FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) website . There are three courses: Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Initial (ALC-451)  – Current Part …

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CBP Officers, Facial Biometrics Detect Two Cameroon Impostors to U.S. Passports at Dulles Airport

STERLING, Va. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers identified two Cameroon women as impostors at Washington Dulles International Airport on Monday with the help of biometric facial comparison technology. CBP Officer on Duty at Port of Entry (file) The two women arrived at a CBP primary inspection booth separately after their flight arrived …

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CBP Launches Simplified Arrival at Tampa Airport to Secure, Streamline International Travel

TAMPA, FL – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the implementation of Simplified Arrival at Tampa International Airport (TPA). An officer at the Tampa International Airport processes an international traveler using Simplified Arrival.   Simplified Arrival is an enhanced international arrivals process that uses facial biometrics to automate the manual document checks that …

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NASA Seeks to Create a Better Battery with SABERS

Dealing with battery issues on our phones, tablets, or laptops can be frustrating. Although batteries are everywhere in everyday life, many still suffer breakdowns and failures. The minor inconvenience of needing to charge them more often could even turn into costly repairs or buying a new device altogether. Batteries in larger electronics, like hoverboards or …

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DOE Announces $61.4 Million for Biofuels Research to Reduce Transportation Emissions

Low-Carbon Biofuels Could Power Airplanes, Ships, and Other Heavy-Duty Vehicles WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $61.4 million for technologies that produce low-cost, low-carbon biofuels. Biofuels are derived from renewable resources and can power heavy-duty vehicles that are difficult to electrify with current technologies—including airplanes and ships—to help accelerate America’s …

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Press Release – FAA Awards $627.7 Million in Airport Improvement Grants

For Immediate Release April 1, 2021 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award more than $627.7 million in infrastructure and safety projects through the  FY2021 Airport Improvement Program  (AIP). “Airports serve as a lifeline for communities across the nation,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg. “Modernizing our infrastructure in a way …

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Travelers Across Alabama Should Heed These Travel Tips

BIRMINGHAM – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is ready for the continued surge in spring break travelers.  Acrylic barriers and upgraded technology now reduce or eliminate physical contact between passengers and TSA staff. The TSA offers serious tips for navigating the airport checkpoint.  The first is to leave your gun at home or declare it …

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Temporary TSA PreCheck® application center to open for appointments at Appleton International Airport

APPLETON, WI – Residents of east-central Wisconsin will be able to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA PreCheck® program at Appleton International Airport (ATW) April 19-23. The airport is a convenient location to sign up for the popular program that enables enrolled travelers to “Travel with Ease” by experiencing an expedited security screening …

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Entry Into Force of U.S.-UK Civil Air Transport Agreement

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 26, 2021 On March 25, the Governments of the United States and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland completed an exchange of diplomatic notes to bring the U.S.-UK Air Transport Agreement (“the Agreement”) into force. Both governments had been applying the Agreement, signed in November 2020, on the basis …

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TSA highlights new technologies, security checkpoint changes at Spokane International Airport ahead of spring break travel period

SPOKANE, Washington – With an anticipated spike in the number of people traveling around the spring break period, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) highlighted its use of new technologies and modified security procedures to help protect the health and safety of travelers departing Spokane International Airport (GEG). TSA is using computed tomography (CT) technology in …

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CBP Expands Simplified Arrival in RGV

Secure, seamless arrival process will support travel recovery efforts RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TX — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has now introduced Simplified Arrival at all of the pedestrian border crossings in the Rio Grande Valley ports of entry. A traveler in Rio Grande City is processed using Simplified Arrival.   Simplified Arrival is …

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TSA at Buffalo Niagara International Airport gets new credential authentication technology to improve checkpoint screening capabilities

BUFFALO, N.Y. —  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at Buffalo Niagara International Airport is now using new technology that confirms the validity of a traveler’s identification (ID) and confirms their flight information in near real time. “The new credential authentication technology (CAT) that we are now using at Buffalo enhances detection capabilities for identifying …

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CBP Introduces Simplified Arrival at SJU in San Juan, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in partnership with Aerostar announced today the implementation of the Simplified Arrival process at the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (IATA: SJU, ICAO: TJSJ). Simplified Arrival is an enhanced international arrival process that uses facial biometrics to automate the manual document checks that are already required …

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Three actions you can take while deciding when you’ll be comfortable flying again

ARLINGTON, Va.—Airline travel volume is starting to pick up since the pandemic began a year ago, but with the CDC continuing to advise against non-essential travel, not everyone is ready to fly again. Whether you’re waiting for the CDC to give the “all clear” or you’re trying to decide when you’ll be comfortable flying again, …

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Temporary TSA PreCheck® application center to open for appointments at Appleton International Airport

APPLETON, WI – Residents of east-central Wisconsin will be able to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA PreCheck® program at Appleton International Airport (ATW) April 19-23. The airport is a convenient location to sign up for the popular program that enables enrolled travelers to “Travel with Ease” by experiencing an expedited security screening …

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CBP Expands Biometrics Facial Comparison at BWI Airport to Secure and Streamline International Travel

Release Date: March 24, 2021 BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the implementation of Simplified Arrival at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Simplified Arrival is an enhanced international arrivals process that uses facial biometrics to automate the manual document checks that are already required for admission into the United States. …

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Cutting Edge Ground Recorders Selected to Measure Future X-59 Quiet Supersonic Flights

For the deserts of Southern California, the major milestones of aviation have long been marked by the unique sights, and sounds, of flight. From the late Chuck Yeager’s breaking of the sound barrier in 1947, to the space shuttles’ approach and landing at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (then Dryden) in Edwards, and through today, …

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Press Release – New Era of U.S. Commercial Space Transportation Begins

FAA Streamlined Launch and Reentry Rule Takes Effect WASHINGTON — The United States is leading the way to a new era of  commercial space transportation  with a final rule that streamlines the licensing process for private sector launch and reentry operations. “Innovation in commercial space transportation is increasing dramatically, and policy needs to keep up. This rule will …

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CBP Expands Biometric Facial Comparison at Philadelphia International Airport to Secure and Streamline International Travel

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the implementation of Simplified Arrival at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Simplified Arrival is an enhanced international arrivals process that uses facial biometrics to automate the manual document checks that are already required for admission into the United States. Simplified Arrival provides travelers with a secure, touchless …

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TSA highlights touchless technologies, security checkpoint changes at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport ahead of spring break travel period

SEATTLE – Ahead of what is projected to be a busy spring break travel period, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) highlighted its use of touchless technologies and modified security procedures to help protect the health and safety of travelers departing Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. TSA is using computed tomography (CT) technology in the security checkpoint at …

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U.S. Department of Transportation Launches “Mask Up” Campaign

Ready-to-use toolkit helps transportation operators educate the public about the Federal requirement to wear a mask while traveling and at transportation hubs  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced today the “Mask Up,” campaign to help ensure the safety of transportation workers. The campaign is a joint effort by the Federal Aviation, Motor Carrier …

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New airlines join TSA PreCheck®

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today the expansion of its TSA PreCheck® expedited screening program with the addition of LATAM Airlines Group, TAM-Linhas Aereas S.A., LAN Peru S.A. and Aerolane Lineas Aereas Nacionales del Ecuador, which collectively offers an extensive range of destinations throughout South America. In addition, Air Choice One was …

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Department of Transportation Details the American Rescue Plan’s Benefits for Transportation

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Department of Transportation highlights the transportation elements of the historic American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), which will provide immediate relief for American workers, help communities that are struggling in the wake of COVID-19, and ensure that our transportation system keeps running. ARP includes a …

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Press Release – FAA Proposes Civil Penalties Against Two Passengers for Allegedly Interfering with Flight Attendants

For Immediate Release March 17, 2021 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes civil penalties of $20,000 and $12,250 against two passengers for allegedly interfering with, and in one case assaulting, flight attendants who instructed them to wear facemasks and obey various federal regulations. The cases are as follows: …

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Fly Safe Focus: WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program

WASHINGTON–This month’s Fly Safe campaign topic looks at how pilots can maintain proficiency with the  Federal Aviation Administration ’s (FAA) WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program. Proficiency training is required for most professional pilots and plays a key role in aviation safety. Studies have shown that pilots who participate in regular proficiency training are much less likely to experience accidents. …

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TSA explores use of ultraviolet light to disinfect checkpoint bins

New technology to be demonstrated at Reagan National Aiport WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) launched an assessment of new technology that uses Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) light to disinfect airport checkpoint bins in the agency’s continuing effort to provide safer checkpoint experiences by working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses and bacteria. …

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Press Release – FAA Statement from FAA Administrator Steve Dickson

For Immediate Release March 16, 2021 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov The FAA is extending its zero-tolerance policy for unruly passengers I have decided to extend the FAA’s unruly-passenger zero-tolerance policy as we continue to do everything we can to confront the pandemic. The policy directs our safety inspectors and attorneys to take strong enforcement action against any passenger who …

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Press Release – FAA Proposes $14,500 Civil Penalty Against Passenger for Allegedly Interfering with Flight Attendants

For Immediate Release March 12, 2021 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $14,500 civil penalty against an airline passenger for allegedly interfering with flight attendants who instructed him to wear a face mask and stop consuming alcohol he had brought on board the aircraft. On a Dec. 23, …

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Every year on March 8th, the United States joins the world in recognizing International Women’s Day by celebrating the leadership, strength, and courage of women and girls. The United States recognizes the reality that the equitable participation of women in social, political, and economic life is critical to the peace and prosperity of our collective …

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Statement by President Biden on International Women’s Day

Women’s history is American history — and world history. On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements, contributions, and progress of women and girls in the United States and around the globe. My Administration is committed to honoring women by investing in their opportunity, security, and wellbeing. I was proud to issue an Executive Order …

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NTSB Issues Investigative Update for United Airlines Flight 328 Engine Failure Event

WASHINGTON (March 5, 2021) — The National Transportation Safety Board published an investigative update Friday for its ongoing investigation of the Feb. 20, 2021, United Airlines flight 328 engine failure event. UAL flight 328 experienced a failure of the right Pratt & Whitney PW4077 engine shortly after takeoff from Denver International Airport, Denver. There were …

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TSA Continues Testing Touchless Checkpoint Technologies

DETROIT – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), in cooperation with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Delta Air Lines, is beginning a new round of testing of a biometric facial comparison technology at the TSA checkpoint to verify the identity of select Delta Air Lines SkyMiles® members …

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Interim National Security Strategic Guidance

Today, the Administration released the Interim National Security Strategic Guidance, attached. This interim guidance has been issued to convey President Biden’s vision for how America will engage with the world, and to provide guidance for departments and agencies to align their actions as the Administration begins work on a National Security Strategy. To view the …

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FAA Proposes $27,500 Civil Penalty Against Passenger for Allegedly Interfering with and Assaulting Flight Attendant

Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $27,500 civil penalty against an airline passenger for allegedly interfering with and assaulting a flight attendant. The FAA alleges that on an Oct. 19, 2020, Delta Air Lines flight from Miami, Fla., to Atlanta, Ga., the passenger was traveling with and …

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FAA Selects Five Host Airports to Test and Evaluate Unmanned Aircraft Detection and Mitigation Systems

Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today selected five host airports to evaluate technologies and systems that could detect and mitigate potential safety risks posed by unmanned aircraft. The effort is part of the agency’s Airport Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detection and Mitigation Research Program. The FAA selected the following airports: Atlantic City International Airport in …

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TSA strengthens operational readiness in advance of spring break

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has substantial efforts underway in preparation for spring break travelers, who typically travel late February through April. Those efforts include technology upgrades across airport checkpoints that reduce or eliminate physical contact, recruitment efforts to prepare for possible increasing passenger volumes, and vaccination efforts for our officers and personnel who …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister Garneau

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:‎ Secretary Antony J. Blinken met virtually today with Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau.  The two leaders discussed working closely together to address the shared priorities set out in the U.S.-Canada Partnership Roadmap jointly announced by President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau during their virtual bilateral meeting on …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:‎ Secretary Antony J. Blinken met virtually today with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  The two leaders committed to a collaborative approach to combatting COVID-19 and building back better, following up on President Biden’s virtual bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau and the announcement of the U.S.-Canada Partnership …

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NASA Takes Steps to Reduce Aviation Emissions, Invigorate US Economy

NASA is  seeking proposals  for ground and flight demonstrations of integrated megawatt-class powertrain systems for subsonic aircraft. The deadline for proposals for this solicitation is 5 p.m. EST April 20. The demonstrations will help rapidly mature and transition integrated Electrified Aircraft Propulsion (EAP) technologies and associated EAP vision systems for introduction into the global fleet by 2035. …

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NASA to Honor ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson During Headquarters Naming Ceremony

Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk will lead a ceremony at 1 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 26, officially naming the NASA Headquarters building in Washington in honor of  Mary W. Jackson . The event will air live on  NASA Television  and the agency’s  website  and will livestream on the agency’s  TwitterFacebook , and  YouTube , as well as the  NASA app . Jackson, the first …

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Investigative Update: United Airlines Flight 328 Boeing 777 Engine Incident

2/21/2021   WASHINGTON (Feb. 21, 2021) — The National Transportation Safety Board issued an investigative update Sunday for its ongoing investigation of Saturday’s engine event on a Boeing 777-200. United flight 328 experienced a right engine failure shortly after takeoff from Denver International Airport. The airplane returned safely to Denver; none of the 229 passengers …

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Joint Statement by the U.S. Department of Transportation and Transport Canada on the Nexus between Transportation and Climate Change

Thursday, February 25, 2021 Recognizing the transport sector constitutes one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions for both nations, and in light of the integrated nature of our transportation sectors, Secretary Buttigieg and Minister Alghabra committed to reinvigorate our bilateral cooperation to fight climate change and limit the environmental impacts from our transportation …

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Press Release – Boeing to Pay $6.6 Million in Penalties to FAA

For Immediate Release February 25, 2021 Contact: Ian Gregor Phone: ian.gregor@faa.gov WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assessed $5.4 million in deferred civil penalties against The Boeing Company for failing to meet its performance obligations under a  2015 settlement agreement  (PDF). The Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer also agreed to pay $1.21 million to settle two pending FAA enforcement …

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FAA Statement on Pratt & Whitney Engine Emergency Airworthiness Directive

The FAA issued an  Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD)  tonight that requires U.S. operators of airplanes equipped with certain Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines to inspect these engines before further flight. The FAA is taking this action as the result of a fan-blade failure that occurred Saturday on a Boeing 777-200 that had just departed from Denver International Airport. Although …

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Pilot’s Poor Decision Making, Spatial Disorientation, Led to Fatal Helicopter Crash

WASHINGTON (Feb. 9, 2021) — The  National Transportation Safety Board  determined during a public meeting Tuesday, a pilot’s decision to continue flight under visual flight rules into instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in the pilot’s spatial disorientation and loss of control, led to the fatal, Jan. 26, 2020, crash of a Sikorsky S-76B helicopter in Calabasas, California. The pilot …

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FAA to Hold Webinar on Aviation Noise Effects and Mitigation Research Portfolio

WASHINGTON – The  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  will hold a public webinar to present its recently-released Noise Research Portfolio and Neighborhood Environmental Survey on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will provide an overview of the agency’s noise research program, including the survey, followed by a live question and answer session. It will be held on …

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Press Release – U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $76 Million in Airport Improvement Grants

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced three grants for infrastructure projects through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  FY2021 Airport Improvement Program . The grants, the first of approximately $3.2 billion in funding available through this program annually, will provide a total of $76 million to Chicago O’Hare International, Dallas-Fort Worth International and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airports. “Modernizing …

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Press Release – U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Nearly $2 Billion Grant Program for COVID Relief to Airports

For Immediate Release February 12, 2021 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation is making nearly $2 billion in federal grant funding available to help airports affected by COVID-19 under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA)  Airport Coronavirus Response Grant Program. “President Biden has made it a priority to deliver immediate relief to our transportation sectors and their workers, …

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FAA Updates on Boeing 737 MAX

1/25/2021 FAA Statement on Updates to the FSB Report and MMEL The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing updates to the  Flight Standardization Board (FSB) report  and  Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL)  for the Boeing 737 MAX. The draft updates, which are subject to public comment, primarily reflect differences between the original 737 MAX and the new 737-8200 series airplane. Airlines use the FSB report to …

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TSA offers automated, touchless photo ID and flight verification at all LAX security screening checkpoints

First airport in the nation to achieve this milestone Local Press Release Friday, January 29, 2021 LOS ANGELES – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has installed touchless, automated photo identification scanners at all of the airport’s security screening checkpoints, making it the first airport in the country to be …

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TSA to implement Executive Order regarding face masks at airport security checkpoints and throughout the transportation network

National Press Release Sunday, January 31, 2021 WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will implement provisions of President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel by requiring travelers to wear face masks when they are in airports, bus and rail stations, as well as while on passenger aircraft, public …

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Acting Secretary Pekoske Directs TSA to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19 Through the Transportation System

Release Date: January 31, 2021 Today the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security announced the issuance of a  National Emergency Determination  to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This determination enables TSA to implement President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel. TSA will require individuals to wear a mask at TSA screening checkpoints and …

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CBP Introduces Simplified Arrival at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

MINNEAPOLIS— U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the implementation of Simplified Arrival at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). Simplified Arrival is an enhanced international arrival process that uses facial biometrics to automate the manual document checks that are already required for admission into the United States. Facial biometrics provide travelers with a touchless process …

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Briefing On New COVID Testing Requirements for International Travelers

Briefing With Acting Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Ian Brownlee And CDC Director for Global Migration and Quarantine Marty Cetron On New COVID Testing Requirements for International Travelers   MR PRICE: Good afternoon, everyone. Thanks so much for joining us today for this briefing to discuss the current state of travel during COVID-19, in particular the …

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Negative COVID-19 Test Required for Travel to the United States Beginning January 26

The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) remind all travelers that beginning tomorrow, January 26, all air passengers two years of age or older arriving to the United States must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding. This order applies …

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Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel

JANUARY 21, 2021 •  PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Policy.  Science-based public health measures are critical to preventing the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by travelers within the United States and those who enter the …

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TSA Administrator Pekoske statement regarding preparations for 2021 Inauguration Day

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New Safety Data Tool Available on FAA.gov Website

WASHINGTON – The  Federal Aviation Administration  (FAA) is making it easier to research aviation safety guidance material from the  Office of Aviation Safety  (AVS). The  Dynamic Regulatory System  (DRS) combines more than 65 document types from more than a dozen different repositories into a single searchable application. This comprehensive knowledge center centralizes the FAA’s aviation safety guidance material from the Flight Standards Information System (FSIMS) and …

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Calabasas, California, Helicopter Crash Subject of NTSB Meeting

WASHINGTON (Jan 13, 2021) — The  National Transportation Safety Board  announced Wednesday its intent to hold a public board meeting Feb. 9, 2021, 9:30 a.m. (EST), to determine the probable cause of the fatal, Jan. 26, 2020, helicopter crash near Calabasas, California. The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter collided with hilly terrain and was destroyed by impact forces and fire. The …

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $5.8 Million in 33 Unmanned Aircraft System Research Grants to Universities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s  Federal Aviation Administration   (FAA)  today announced $5.8 million in research, education and training grants to universities that comprise FAA’s  Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) , also known as the  Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) . “These universities are making great strides in advancing the Department’s efforts to integrate UAS safely and efficiently into our Nation’s airspace system, ultimately delivering new transportation solutions …

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FAA Seeks Public Comment on Aviation Noise Effects and Mitigation Research Portfolio

WASHINGTON – The  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  announced plans to seek public comment on the existing noise research portfolio, including the Neighborhood Environmental Survey, and additional areas recommended for investigation. The notice is available on  FAA’s website . The FAA is sharing information on its aircraft noise research programs that includes a portfolio of research initiatives related to the effects of …

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Federal Aviation Administration Adopts Stricter Unruly Passenger Policy

WASHINGTON – FAA Administrator Steve Dickson today signed an  order  (PDF) directing a stricter legal enforcement policy against unruly airline passengers in the wake of recent, troubling incidents. The FAA has seen a disturbing increase in incidents where airline passengers have disrupted flights with threatening or violent behavior. These incidents have stemmed both from passengers’ refusals to wear …

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Remembering the Victims of PS752

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 9, 2021 The American people honor the memory of the passengers and crew of Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752, whose lives were abruptly and senselessly taken one year ago by an unjustified Iranian shootdown.  The United States joins the Governments of Ukraine, Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Afghanistan in paying tribute …

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Statement regarding airport security following events at the U.S. Capitol

Statement Monday, January 11, 2021 WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) remains on high alert following the events at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2020. TSA prepares for all contingencies, and employs multiple layers of security that are both seen and unseen. TSA officers continue to remain vigilant and focused on their transportation …

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Accident Involving Inadequately Trained Pilot Leads to Call for Better Monitoring of Flight Instructors

​WASHINGTON (Jan. 7, 2021) — Citing inadequate training of a pilot whose plane crash resulted in 11 deaths, the National Transportation Safety Board called on the Federal Aviation Administration Thursday to better monitor the effectiveness of flight instructors. Three safety recommendations have been issued during the NTSB’s ongoing investigation of the June 21, 2019, Mokuleia, …

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Press Release – FAA and NASA Sign MOU to Strengthen Partnership in Commercial Space Activities

January 8, 2021 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) signed a new  memorandum of understanding (MOU)  (PDF) to support commercial space activities related to the transport of government and non-government passengers, cargo, and payloads for both orbital and suborbital missions. “This FAA-NASA collaboration at the Administrator level will advance America’s …

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The United States Welcomes the Breakthrough To Restore Gulf and Arab Unity

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 5, 2021 We are encouraged by the breakthrough made with the Al-Ula Declaration today at the GCC summit, which marks a positive step toward restoring Gulf and Arab unity. We have long stressed that a truly united Gulf will bring added prosperity through the free flow of goods and services and more …

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Press Release – FAA Announces Final Rule to Facilitate the Reintroduction of Civil Supersonic Flight

For Immediate Release January 6, 2021 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov WASHINGTON, DC — Today the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a  final rule  (PDF) to facilitate the safe development of civil  supersonic aircraft . The rule streamlines and clarifies procedures to obtain FAA approval for supersonic flight testing in the United States. “Today’s action is a significant …

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Press Release – FAA Announces New Airport Grant Program

For Immediate Release December 31, 2020 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov WASHINGTON – The  Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act (CRRSAA) (H.R. 133)  (PDF), signed into law by the President on December 27, 2020, includes $2 billion in funds to be awarded as economic relief to eligible U.S. airports and eligible concessions at those airports to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) …

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U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Final Report on Forces to Flyers Initiative to Assist Military Veterans in Becoming Pilots

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the release of a  final report  on Forces to Flyers, a three-year research initiative offering interested military veterans an opportunity to earn commercial pilot’s licenses and flight instructor certifications. The report evaluates the initiative’s success in meeting project goals and provides lessons learned for …

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Press Release – U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Two Much-Anticipated Drone Rules to Advance Safety and Innovation in the United States

For Immediate Release December 28, 2020 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced final rules for Unmanned Aircraft (UA), commonly known as drones. The new rules will require Remote Identification (Remote ID) of drones and allow operators of small drones to fly over people and at night under …

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Press Release – FAA Statement on EPA Airplane Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rule

For Immediate Release December 28, 2020 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov WASHINGTON – The  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  welcomes today’s announcement by the  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  of the EPA’s action to adopt a greenhouse gas emissions standard for new airplanes.  The EPA’s rule  achieves U.S. adoption of an internationally agreed carbon dioxide standard established by the International Civil Aviation Organization in 2017. Implementation of this standard in the …

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Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers May Receive Moderna Vaccine, With Appropriate Precautions

WASHINGTON — Following the Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, the FAA has determined that pilots may receive the vaccine under the conditions of their FAA-issued airman medical certification. FAA Air Traffic Controllers, who are subject to FAA medical clearance, may also receive the vaccine. To maintain the …

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Updated Runway to Recovery Framework Released

WASHINGTON – Today, the  Federal Aviation Administration  (FAA) and its government partners released an update to Runway to Recovery: The United States Framework for Airlines and Airports to Mitigate the Public Health Risks of Coronavirus framework.  Version 1.1, referred to as R2R 1.1 , which updates, refines, and expands upon the recommended risk mitigation practices outlined in the  previous Runway to Recovery framework issued in July 2020 . R2R 1.1 is informed by the U.S. …

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

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 the airport will take to mitigate the risk of wildlife strikes on …

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Air Travel Consumer Report: October 2020 Numbers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its December 2020 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing and operating air carrier data compiled for the month of October 2020.  The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at  http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer . The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) …

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Proclamation on Wright Brothers Day, 2020

On this day 117 years ago, for a few short seconds over 120 feet of wind-swept beach in North Carolina, Orville Wright became the first person to achieve sustained, controlled, powered, and manned flight, forever altering the course of human history. The flying machine Orville piloted, which he and his brother Wilbur designed and constructed …

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Keep Holiday Laser Lights Out of the Sky

WASHINGTON – The  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  issued a warning today that holiday laser-light displays can be dangerous for flights when aimed into the sky. The agency receives reports from pilots who are  distracted or temporarily blinded  by residential laser-light displays. This creates a serious safety risk. The concentrated laser beams reach much farther than homeowners may realize. The FAA will ask homeowners with …

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Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers May Receive Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, with Appropriate Precaution

WASHINGTON — Following the Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Pfizer, Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine, the FAA has determined that pilots  may receive the vaccine  under the conditions of their FAA-issued airman medical certification. FAA Air Traffic Controllers, who are subject to FAA medical clearance, may also receive the vaccine. To maintain the highest level …

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Press Release – U.S. Department of Transportation is Advancing Space Policy

WASHINGTON — Today, the White House National Space Council issued its  National Space Policy  (PDF), a coordinated process for developing and monitoring the implementation of America’s space policy and strategy. The U.S. Department of Transportation (the Department) is a critical partner and recognizes that commercial space transportation capabilities have become the gateway to innovation in this growing sector of …

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Press Release – U.S. DOT Supports Record Number of Licensed Commercial Space Launches

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation is having a record year with supporting 35  licensed commercial space launches  thus far in 2020 with the potential for even more before the year ends. The prior record of 33 was established in 2018. “The record number of launches demonstrates this administration’s commitment to support the innovation and growth of the U.S. commercial …

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FAA Working with Nation’s Airports to Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine Arrivals

WASHINGTON – Today the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provided planning considerations to assist the nation’s airports to facilitate the safe and efficient transportation of COVID-19 vaccines. “Airport operators have a unique role in the transport of vaccines to the American public,” said FAA Administrator Steve Dickson. “Each airport is different, and we are here to support …

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NTSB Asks FAA to Address Oil Filter Adapter Leak Hazard in Some General Aviation Airplanes

12/3/2020 WASHINGTON (Dec. 3, 2020) — The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that oil leaks from aftermarket oil filter adapters have led to at least 11 general aviation accidents since 2004. The NTSB called on the Federal Aviation Administration to issue an airworthiness directive to address an unsafe condition associated with oil filter adapters …

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Fact Sheet – Airport Investment Partnership Program (AIPP) – Formerly Airport Privatization Pilot Program

For Immediate Release December 7, 2020 Contact: Marcia Alexander-Adams Phone: 202-267-3488 The 1996 Reauthorization Act, Title 49 United States Code §47134, authorized the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to establish an airport privatization pilot program limited to five airports. The 2012 Reauthorization Act increased the number of airports that could participate in the program from five …

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CBP Announces New Preclearance Terminal In Bermuda

Release Date: December 8, 2020 New technology will support travel recovery efforts BERMUDA—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today a new Preclearance Terminal that will open Wednesday at the new L.F. Wade International Airport in Bermuda. The new Preclearance facility opening will take place immediately after a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday. The …

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FAA Statement on Boeing 737 Max Return to Service

FAA Administrator Steve Dickson today signed  an order  (PDF) that paves the way for the Boeing 737 MAX to return to commercial service. Administrator Dickson’s action followed a  comprehensive and methodical safety review process  (PDF) that took 20 months to complete. During that time, FAA employees worked diligently to identify and address the safety issues that played a role in the tragic loss of 346 …

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FAA and NASA Complete Drone Demonstrations

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has concluded the second phase of its  Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management Pilot Program (UTM/UPP) . The agency ended the phase with virtual demonstrations in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and two UAS Test Sites: the  Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership  (MAAP) and the  New York UAS Test Site (NYUASTS). The UPP results will provide a proof of concept for UTM capabilities and …

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United States and the United Kingdom Sign New Open Skies Agreement

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 WASHINGTON – The United States and the United Kingdom today completed the signature of the Air Transport Agreement (the Agreement) between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao and Secretary of …

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Press Release – Federal Guidance to Fly Healthy This Holiday Season

November 12, 2020 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov WASHINGTON — The U.S. Departments of Transportation, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and State have established a new web portal where airline passengers can obtain updated information on how to  Fly Healthy  this holiday season.  The portal walks you through every step of the process: plan your travel; at the airport; aboard …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Successful Completion of Drone Pilot Program, Announces New Program Called BEYOND

For Immediate Release October 30, 2020 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) successfully concluded on Oct. 25. Eight of the nine state, local and tribal governments that participated in the program have signed new agreements with the Federal Aviation Administration …

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Fact Sheet – Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS)

For Immediate Release October 29, 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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Speech – “Together, We Go Higher”

“Together, We Go Higher” Stephen M. Dickson, Virtual Event October 27, 2020 Rotorcraft Safety Conference Hello everyone, and thank you for joining us today for the FAA’s Rotorcraft Safety Conference. I’d like to thank Lance Gant, Director of the FAA’s Compliance and Airworthiness division, and his entire team for continuing this safety conversation in the …

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FAA Launches Drone Safety Week

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold its second annual  National Drone Safety Awareness Week, Nov. 16 to 22, 2020 . The FAA is committed to ensuring the safety of the National Airspace System as we continue to integrate drones and other new technologies. Drone Safety Awareness Week is an opportunity for others to share their commitment to drone safety. During this  virtual campaign , the FAA and stakeholders …

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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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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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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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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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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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ICAO Council condemns Abha attack

MONTRÉAL, 25 June 2019 –  The Governing Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has expressed its condemnation when reacting to the news of the terrorist bombings reported at Abha International Airport, in Saudi Arabia. The Council expressed its solidarity with the people and government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as its …

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