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Press Releases

October 28, 2021
Seeking Concepts that Address Sustainability, Rapid Construction. Agency will Host Industry Day, Reach Out to Minority-Owned Small Businesses to Encourage Participation.
October 25, 2021
High-powered lasers can incapacitate pilots; highest numbers since 2016.
October 21, 2021
Agency taking comments for 60 days.
October 15, 2021

The Federal Aviation Administration Aviation and Space Education Airport Design Challenge registration opens November 1, 2021. 

This annual competition is an opportunity for K-12 students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects to meet aviation professionals and learn about the aerospace industry and STEM concepts and careers. 

October 14, 2021

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released recommendations on how to increase aviation safety in Alaska after a yearlong, sweeping examination of safety issues specific to the challenges of flying in Alaska, where more than 80 percent of its communities are accessible only by air. 

October 13, 2021
The Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force is working to identify strategies to attract youth to aviation careers.
October 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $1.38 million  civil penalty against Campbell Oil and other associated parties for allegedly conducting illegal charter flights.

October 8, 2021
Attendees flying into Las Vegas for the convention should plan ahead to ensure safe, secure and efficient travel.
October 5, 2021
Grants awarded to 123 airports across every state.
October 4, 2021

Drone pilots with current Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificates may now obtain near real-time authorizations to fly at night through FAA-approved providers of Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) services. LAANC is an automated system for drone pilots requesting to fly below 400 feet in controlled airspace often found around airports.