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Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Information from the FAA

For the most up-to-date information and news from FAA regarding the Coronavirus, please visit the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proactively taking steps to help address the widespread economic and health effects that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the aviation industry. The FAA continues to evaluate a large number of requests from across all aviation industry sectors to help address COVID-19-related effects.

To date, FAA has taken the following actions and provided the following guidance:

Regulatory Updates

  • Extension of Minimum Slot Usage Requirements
  • Second Amendment to Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) 118
  • Amendment of Air Carrier Training Exemptions
  • FAA Extends Flight Attendant Exemption
  • FAA Amends Exemption for Certain Air Ambulance Personnel
  • New Cargo Exemption, Amendment to Existing Cargo Exemption
  • Amendment to Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) 118
  • Extended Air Carrier Training Exemptions
  • Updated CARES Act FAQs
  • Exemption for Transporting Cargo on Airplane Seats
  • Exemption for Certain Air Ambulance Personnel
  • Relief for Certain Persons and Operations during the COVID-19 Outbreak
  • Temporary Control Tower Hour Adjustments
  • FAA extends AIP Application Deadlines
  • Drone Use for Response Efforts
  • Flight Attendant Exemption
  • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Airport Program
  • Additional Pilot Medical Certificate Exemptions
  • Air Carrier Training Exemptions
  • Pilot Medical Certificates
  • Airport Slot-Use Waivers
  • Temporary Parking of Overflow Aircraft
  • Airport Certification Safety Inspections

Guidance and Resources

  • Updated Health Guidance for Air Carriers and Crews
  • FAA Issues Guidance about Flexibly Managing Scheduled Maintenance Requirements Due to COVID-19
  • FAA Issues Guidance on Operations in Terminal Airspace
  • Government publishes national strategy for air transportation system recovery
  • FAA issues guidance on operations in oceanic airspace
  • Updated Guidance for Airport Sponsors Considering COVID-19 Restrictions or Accommodations
  • Cargo Guidance for Safety Inspectors
  • Cargo Transportation Guidance
  • Flexible Air Traffic Control Schedule
  • Information for Airport Sponsors
  • Guidance to FAA Inspectors
  • FAA Construction Projects
  • Airport Construction Projects
  • Airport Improvement Program
  • Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools
  • COVID-19 Information
  • Sharing Heath Safety Messages
  • Pilot Oxygen Mask Requirements
  • Expanded Drone Operations
  • Puerto Rico Flight Restriction Request
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Guidance for States, Localities, and Territories Considering Air Transportation Restrictions

2020 CARES Act

COVID Resources from Airlines

Other Government Resources

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