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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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

NASA to Industry: Let’s Develop Flight Tech to Reduce Carbon Emissions

NASA announced Wednesday the agency is seeking partners to develop technologies needed to shape a new generation of lower-emission, single-aisle airliners that passengers could see in airports in the 2030s. Through its new  Announcement for Partnership Proposals , NASA intends to fund one or more awards to design, build, test, and fly a large-scale demonstrator with an advanced airframe ... Read More»

Air Travel Consumer Report: Consumer Complaints Against Airlines Rise More Than 300 Percent Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on airline operational data compiled for the month of April 2022 for on-time performance, consumer complaints received, mishandled baggage, and mishandled wheelchairs and scooters. The ATCR is designed to assist consumers with information on the quality of services provided by ... Read More»

FAA Statements on 5G

Visit our  5G and Aviation Safety page  for more information. 5G C-band Update Key stakeholders in the aviation and wireless industries have identified a series of steps that will continue to protect commercial air travel from disruption by 5G C-band interference while also enabling Verizon and AT&T to enhance service around certain airports. “We believe we have identified a path ... Read More»