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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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