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Press Releases

March 22, 2023

Following the FAA's Safety Summit last week the agency issued a safety alert with specific steps it wants airlines, pilots and others to take.

The FAA is urging the following actions:

March 22, 2023
The limited, conditional waiver of the minimum usage requirement applies to "slots” at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Carriers seeking to take advantage of this relief must respond before April 30, 2023.
March 15, 2023
More than 200 safety leaders from across the aviation industry met in specific breakout sessions to discuss ways to enhance flight safety as part of the FAA’s Aviation Safety Summit.
March 6, 2023
The FAA invites the public to submit comments on the draft policy statement regarding submission of Outline of New and Changed Systems for Transport Category Aircraft.
March 2, 2023

WASHINGTON— Twenty-three schools will receive $10 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help attract and train students for careers as pilots and aviation maintenance technicians. 

March 1, 2023
FAA Announces Drone Safety Day!
February 27, 2023
Larger security check points, more reliable and faster baggage systems, better roadways and multimodal connections are just some of the improvements passengers will see. Funding going to small, medium and large communities across the country.
February 24, 2023
The coin is the first issued this year under the Mint’s “American Women Quarters Program.” Coleman was the first licensed African American and Native American female pilot, and the first African American to earn an international pilot’s license.
February 17, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $175,000 civil penalty against Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX) for failure to submit launch collision analysis trajectory data directly to the FAA prior to the August 19, 2022, launch of the Starlink Group 4-27 mission.

SpaceX was required to submit the data to the agency at least seven days prior to an attempted launch. 

February 16, 2023

WASHINGTON – A new rule from the Federal Aviation Administration will help airports detect and mitigate safety problems before they result in accidents or incidents. The final rule requires certain airports to develop and implement a safety management system (SMS).