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Press Releases

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). 

February 9, 2023

High-powered laser pointers can incapacitate pilots flying airplanes with hundreds of passengers. To combat the threat, Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen requested laser manufacturers add a warning label to their packaging to make consumers aware of the safety risks and federal laws when using lasers.

February 8, 2023

WASHINGTON — Which state has the most commercial space launches? What launch site is the busiest? How many companies are licensed to conduct launch and reentry operations? You can find answers to all these questions and more by exploring the interactive commercial space data section of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Fact Book.

February 7, 2023
The FAA issued an Emergency Order of Suspension on Feb. 1, 2023.