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Press Release – FAA Activates System to Track Space Launch, Reentry Vehicles

For Immediate Release July 8, 2021 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov Increases the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) can now track a space launch or reentry vehicle in near-real time as it travels through the National Airspace System. This new capability increases safety for all ...
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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Proposed Rule to Require Airlines to Refund Fees to Consumers for Significantly Delayed Bags and Services

Friday, July 9, 2021 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (Department) today announced that it is publishing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would require airlines to refund fees for checked bags that are significantly delayed and for ancillary services, such as advance seat selection and wi-fi, when consumers pay for them but ...
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FAA Amends Cargo Exemptions

The FAA amended an exemption authorizing airlines to  transport cargo that is secured to the seat tracks  (PDF) of a passenger aircraft when seats are removed and no passengers are in the cabin. This amendment extends the exemption through December 31, 2021. The FAA also amended an exemption that allows airlines to  secure cargo to passenger seats  (PDF) when no passengers are in the cabin. The amendment extends the exemption through December 31, ...
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TSA expects high travel volume, shares traveler tips ahead of Fourth of July

National Press Release Thursday, July 1, 2021 As summer travel volumes continue to rise and the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaches, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) remains prepared to ensure a secure screening process at airports nationwide. On Sunday, June 27, TSA screened 2,167,380 people through airport security checkpoints, which was the highest checkpoint ...
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FAA, European Commission Reaffirm Commitment to Build Safer, More Sustainable Aviation System

June 30, 2021 Contact: pressoffice@faa.gov The U.S. Department of Transportation’s  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  and the European Commission’s  Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE)  affirmed their commitment to increasing aviation safety and building a more sustainable industry during a virtual meeting today with senior officials from both continents. “We’ve proven we can accomplish more, with better results, when we work together,” said FAA Administrator Steve ...
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