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FAA Press Releases

April 10, 2024

WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes five civil penalties totaling $2.9 million against Asia Pacific Airlines of Honolulu, Hawaii. 

The cases are as follows: 

$2,436,850 for allegedly using unqualified pilots on 163 Boeing 757 flights between Dec. 20, 2022, and Feb. 1, 2023. The FAA notified the company on Dec. 16, 2022, the pilots were unqualified but the company continued to use them. 

April 5, 2024

WASHINGTON—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will open the application period to become a service supplier for the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) on May 1, 2024.  

April 5, 2024
Projects include funding for aircraft apron parking, runway lighting, runway and taxiway improvements and more that will enhance safety and efficiency
April 1, 2024

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reviewing recommendations to help break down barriers that prevent pilots and air traffic controllers from reporting mental health issues. The recommendations were provided by the Mental Health and Aviation Medical Clearances Rulemaking Committee, formed by the FAA in December 2023 to study the issue.

April 1, 2024

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has opened the application process for the Enhanced Air Traffic-Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI). The Enhanced AT-CTI will help the FAA accelerate air traffic controller hiring and training. 

“Hiring more air traffic controllers is a top priority, and we must accelerate our efforts,” said FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker. “In addition to filling every seat at the Academy, this enhanced college controller training program gives us another avenue to grow and train the workforce.” 

March 27, 2024

WASHINGTON — As families across the U.S. continue their spring break travel, the Federal Aviation Administration predicts next week will be the busiest of the season, with most fliers taking off on Thursday, April 4.

March 27, 2024
New Round of ASCENT Grants Awarded to 11 Universities for Work on Environmental Issues
March 22, 2024

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $146,500 civil penalty against Spirit Airlines of Miramar, Florida, for allegedly violating the Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations. 

The FAA alleges Spirit employees offered five separate shipments containing compressed oxygen cylinders to FedEx for air transportation from Detroit to New York in August and September 2022. 

March 22, 2024

WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an emergency order revoking the certificate of Santa Monica Propeller Service, Inc., of Santa Monica, California. 

The FAA alleges that: 

March 21, 2024
Part of an effort to improve safety by upgrading and building control towers in small towns and at regional airports.