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  • LIVE: UAS Integration Pilot Program Event

    LIVE: UAS Integration Pilot Program EventWatch LIVE: Celebrate the Integration Pilot Program (IPP) with leaders from the White House Science and Technology Office, DOT and FAA, and IPP Lead Participants.

    Oct 30, 2020

  • LIVE: 2020 International Rotorcraft Safety Conference – Day 3: Afternoon Session

    LIVE: 2020 International Rotorcraft Safety Conference – Day 3: Afternoon SessionWatch LIVE: Watch the FAA’s first virtual International Rotorcraft Safety Conference. This three day event explores ways to reduce national and international helicopter accident rates. Rotorcraft pilots, mechanics, operators, small company owners, regulators and members of industry from the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and many other locations join to discuss safety and oversight.

    Oct 29, 2020

  • LIVE: 2020 International Rotorcraft Safety Conference – Day 3: Morning Session

    LIVE: 2020 International Rotorcraft Safety Conference – Day 3: Morning SessionWatch LIVE: Watch the FAA’s first virtual International Rotorcraft Safety Conference. This three day event explores ways to reduce national and international helicopter accident rates. Rotorcraft pilots, mechanics, operators, small company owners, regulators and members of industry from the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and many other locations join to discuss safety and oversight.

    Oct 29, 2020

  • Avoiding Adverse Drug Interactions in 57 Seconds

    Avoiding Adverse Drug Interactions in 57 SecondsSeveral studies published by the FAA Toxicology Laboratory indicated the presence of illicit drugs, prescription, or over-the counter medications in 42% of subjects tested. While the NTSB and FAA have not necessarily cited drug or medication use as a causal factor in these accidents, the magnitude of these findings poses two questions. 1) Have the drugs found in recent investigations diminished the pilot’s ability to safely conduct flight operations? 2) Have the medical conditions requiring use of those drugs compromised the pilot’s ability to fly safely? It may be impossible to say after the fact to what extent a drug compromised a pilot’s capability, but it’s safe to say that a consultation with one’s Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) is a good idea before flying while using any drug. The sometimes adverse reactions between prescribed and OTC drugs and between drugs and food, beverages, and dietary supplements is also cause for concern. AMEs are trained to identify possible adverse reactions and to recommend appropriate courses of action. Read more about this #FlySafe topic on our blog at https://medium.com/faa/avoiding-adverse-drug-interactions-2914029f3e37

    Oct 27, 2020

  • LIVE: Boston Logan Runway 4-Left Draft Environmental Assessment Workshop

    LIVE: Boston Logan Runway 4-Left Draft Environmental Assessment WorkshopWatch LIVE: The FAA is holding a virtual workshop on a Draft Environmental Assessment of a proposed new satellite-based approach procedure to Runway 4-Left at Boston Logan International Airport.

    Oct 28, 2020

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  • To Drone Integration and BEYOND

    Drone flying at sunset Following the UAS Integration Pilot Program event, Jay Merkle outlines the successes of the program and what the FAA is looking forward to with the new BEYOND program. By Jay Merkle, Executive Director of the UAS Integration Office at the Federal Aviation Administration When we started …

    Oct 30

  • 5 Ways Drones Got the Job Done in 2020

    Drones flying over a park. This year, drones and quick action from the FAA helped to create some innovative solutions to combat the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Photo by Anita Denunzio via Unsplash.com By Callie Dosberg, FAA Office of Communications Drones and innovation go hand in hand. And in 2020, …

    Oct 29

  • Opening Doors to the Controller Workforce

    Animation of an FAA control room. Learn more about the FAA’s initiative to provide Persons with Targeted Disabilities the opportunity to enter the air traffic control workforce. In early 2020, FAA staff offices collaborated to achieve two pressing goals — filling mission critical jobs and improving diversity within the air traffic …

    Oct 27

  • Operation Pegasus: Kicking the Hornets’ Nest

    FAA agents make a big impact assisting law enforcement By Jim Tise, FAA Office of Communications When agents with the FAA’s Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP) noticed an aircraft making repeated flights from the coast to coast of the United States, they grew suspicious. The …

    Oct 27

  • Avoiding Adverse Drug Interactions

    FAASTeam. Safer Skies Through Education. #FlySafe GA Safety Enhancement Topic Impairment from medication, particularly over the counter (OTC) medication, has been cited in a number of accidents in general aviation (GA). In a 2011 study from the FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute ’s Toxicology Lab, drugs/medications were found in 570 …

    Oct 26

  • New Kid on the Block: An Introduction to Upper Class E Airspace

    image of aviation in the airspace Upper Class E Traffic Management, or ETM, is the latest in traffic management approaches to emerge from the innovative collaboration between the FAA, NASA, and the aerospace industry. By Nikki Jedlicka, Michelle Cady, and Sherri Magyarits, FAA Office of NextGen When most of us think about …

    Oct 21

  • Podcast: Wildfires and Aviation

    Aviation and aviation safety play a crucial role in wildfire management and response. Learn all about it from our experts on Episode 5 of “The Air Up There.” By Emma Duncan, FAA Office of Communications Dry brush, wind and drought bring raging wild fires to the …

    Oct 20

  • ‘Cleared for Takeoff’s’ Top 5 Stories about Air Traffic Controllers

    Cleared For Takeoff banner The editors of Cleared for Takeoff have curated a list of our favorite pieces highlighting the work and dedication of the employees who help keep our nation’s skies safe. The FAA recognizes controllers for their role in the safety and efficiency of our — and …

    Oct 19

  • Preparing the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals

    FAA Deputy Administrator Dan Elwell met with the Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force on Oct. 16, 2020, and challenged them to create pathways that encourage the next generation of aviation and aerospace professionals. By Daniel K. Elwell, FAA Deputy Administrator My …

    Oct 15

  • Exceptional Computer Modeling Advances Cabin Fire Research

    FAA computer scientists and engineers have devised a faster, more economical means to explore the early detection of hidden fires in aircraft cabins, bringing more insights into fire research and advancing aircraft safety. Simulated temperatures along the centerline of the B-747 overhead space for a 5-kilowatt …

    Oct 15

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