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DOT Announces First-Ever Bill of Rights for Passengers with Disabilities, Calls on Airlines to Seat Families Together Free of Charge

Friday, July 8, 2022 In its ongoing work to protect airline passengers, USDOT moves forward with pro-consumer actions  WASHINGTON – As the busy summer travel season continues, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg today announced actions taken by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to help protect airline passengers. USDOT has published the first-ever Airline Passengers with ...
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NASA to Increase Sustainable Aircraft Manufacturing with HiCAM

One of the aeronautical challenges of the 21st century is finding a way to quickly construct new,  sustainable aircraft . Hi-Rate Composite Aircraft Manufacturing (HiCAM), one of NASA’s newest projects, is tasked with addressing that challenge. HiCAM is researching how to manufacture large aircraft components, like aircraft wings and fuselages, from composite materials at a higher rate of ...
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Biden Administration Announces Nearly $1B in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Improving Airport Terminals across U.S.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award nearly $1 billion from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to 85 airports across the country to improve terminals of all sizes. The grants expand capacity at our nation’s airport terminals, increase energy efficiency, promote competition and provide greater accessibility for individuals with ...
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U.S. DOT Issues Order to Enhance Competition and Affordable Flight Options for Travelers at Newark-Liberty International Airport

Action allows Spirit Airlines to continue providing low-cost service in the Newark market  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today reassigned, with conditions, 16 peak-hour runway timings, previously operated by Southwest Airlines, at Newark-Liberty International Airport to Spirit Airlines. Today’s action secures low-cost service options for Newark customers and improves competition in the Newark ...
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FAA Awards $371M to Improve Airport Infrastructure Across U.S.

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $371 million for airfield, safety and other improvement projects at 169 airports in 40 states across the country. This is the third announcement of awards for the 2022  Airport Improvement Program (AIP) , which funds a variety of projects such as construction of new and improved airport facilities, ...
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