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FAA Press Releases

January 30, 2024

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $243.7 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Airport Infrastructure Grants (AIG) under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The $243.7 million includes 150 grants in 37 states to modernize airport infrastructure, improve runway safety, and create jobs to build a better America.  

January 29, 2024

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is the first air traffic control tower in the nation to receive the new modernized Tower Simulation System, which is used for controller training on airport operations.   

January 24, 2024
Every Boeing 737-9 MAX with the door plug must now undergo the enhanced inspection and maintenance process prior to returning to operation
January 22, 2024
Restrictions and special flight requirements will apply
January 21, 2024
As an added layer of safety, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is recommending that operators of Boeing 737-900ER aircraft visually inspect mid-exit door plugs to ensure the door is properly secured. The Boeing 737-900ER is not part of the newer MAX fleet but has the same door plug design. 
January 12, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After taking decisive and immediate action to ground approximately 171 Boeing 737-9 MAX planes, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced new and significant actions to immediately increase its oversight of Boeing production and manufacturing. These actions come one day after the FAA formally notified Boeing that the FAA has launched an investigation into the company as a result of last Friday’s incident on a Boeing Model 737-9 MAX in which the aircraft lost a passenger door plug while in flight. 

January 12, 2024
FAA requires Boeing to provide extensive data from inspections for review prior to returning the 737-9 MAX to service.
December 28, 2023

The FAA is closely monitoring targeted inspections of Boeing 737 MAX airplanes to look for a possible loose bolt in the rudder control system.

Under consultation with the FAA, Boeing has issued a Multi-Operator Message (MOM), urging operators of newer single-aisle airplanes to inspect specific tie rods that control rudder movement for possible loose hardware.

December 20, 2023
Drones, Lasers, Lithium Batteries and more...
December 20, 2023
Tasks expert panel with identifying potential mitigations