Tag: Federal Aviation Administration

Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

FAA announces federal funds for Military Airport Program

November 9, 2020

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is encouraging airport sponsors to submit funding applications through the Military Airport Program (MAP) to increase civilian aviation capacity by financing a myriad of projects. The FAA said Fiscal Year 2021 applications would be accepted […]

Impact & Regulations

US Lawmakers Propose Tighter Rules for New Airplanes

September 29, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Lawmakers who criticized regulators over the way they approved the Boeing 737 Max will propose changing the way that the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new plane designs and uses private-sector employees to perform safety analysis. Leading Democrats and Republicans on […]

Impact & Regulations

Senator Slams FAA’s ‘Deliberate’ Attempt to Stymie 737 Max Probe

June 17, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

A Senate committee chairman sharply criticized the Federal Aviation Administration on June 17 for what he alleged were repeated failures to respond to a committee’s investigation into two crashes of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max. Sen. Roger Wicker, the Republican head […]

Impact & Regulations

The Dangers of Delaying FAA Modernization

September 27, 2019

Via: Wired

Last month, during his swearing-in remarks as the new administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, Stephen Dickson promised to “ensure our aviation system maintains its proper place leading the world in both safety and operational performance.” That’s a noble charge, […]

Impact & Regulations

Thune still optimistic about FAA

August 22, 2018

Via: Politico

Every day brings lawmakers closer to the deadline to reauthorize the FAA, and both funding the government and confirming a Supreme Court nominee are on their to-do list for September. But Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) told reporters Tuesday […]

Impact & Regulations

FAA announces more fan blade inspections

May 2, 2018

Via: Politico

The FAA is issuing today a new airworthiness directive requiring inspections of more CFM56-7B engine fan blades, two weeks after the deadly Southwest Airlines accident involving that kind of engine. As our Brianna Gurciullo reported for Pros, the FAA is […]

Impact & Regulations

FAA amendments have landed

April 20, 2018

Via: Politico

IN THE WEEDS: Thursday marked the filing deadline for amendments to the House FAA bill, H.R. 4 (115), and we read through them so you don’t have to! Don’t worry, this will be condensed in tl;dr format. We’re expecting a […]