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Press Release – FAA Launches Campaign to Encourage Air Traffic Controller Applications from Women, Minorities

For Immediate Release July 22, 2021 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov Application window open July 30–Aug. 2 WASHINGTON – Ahead of an upcoming open application window to become an air traffic control specialist, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has launched a week-long campaign to encourage more applications from women, minorities, and individuals from underrepresented communities. ...
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Zero Tolerance for Unruly and Dangerous Behavior Toolkit

The FAA has seen a disturbing  increase in incidents  where airline passengers have disrupted flights with threatening or violent behavior. On January 13, 2021, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson signed  an order  directing a stricter legal enforcement policy against unruly airline passengers in the wake of recent, troubling incidents. Historically, the agency has addressed unruly-passenger incidents using a variety of methods ranging from warnings and ...
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Air Travel Consumer Report: May 2021 Numbers

Friday, July 16, 2021 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its July 2021 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on airline operational data compiled for the month of May 2021. The ATCR is designed to assist consumers with information on the quality of services provided by airlines. The ATCR and other aviation consumer matters ...
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“TSA Summer Airport Operations, Staffing, and Federal Air Marshal Service Operations”

Darby LaJoye Executive Assistant Administrator, Security Operations Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Good morning Chairwoman Watson Coleman, Ranking Member Gimenez, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee.  Thank you for inviting us to testify before you today and we appreciate the opportunity to discuss Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA’s) operations. First and foremost, we would like to recognize ...
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Press Release – FAA Releases New PSA, Levies $119K Against 9 Passengers for Alleged Unruly Behavior

For Immediate Release July 6, 2021 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a new  public service announcement  and levied $119,000 in civil penalties against passengers for alleged violations of federal regulations as part of its Zero Tolerance efforts against unruly behavior. As part of the FAA’s Zero Tolerance campaign, the  web video  features ...
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