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  • News and Updates - FAA Air Traffic Report
    Today's Air Traffic Report:Gusty wind could slow flights at Newark (EWR). Thunderstorms are possible in Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Miami (MIA), and Denver (DEN) and off the Atlantic Coast. Low clouds might cause delays in Seattle (SEA) and San Francisco (SFO).Pilots: Check out the new Graphical Forecasts for Aviation (GFA) Tool…
  • News and Updates - FAA Hiring Controllers Nationwide
    A window of opportunity is available to U.S. citizens interested in becoming air traffic controllers. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is accepting applications nationwide from June 14-17. The job announcement may close prior to the 17th if the number of applications exceeds the FAAs needs.Applicants must be U.S. citizens, speak…
  • Speech - Uber Elevate Urban Air Mobility Summit 2019
    Acting Administrator Daniel ElwellRonald Reagan Building, Washington DC<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcNIm097NxY" <InvalidTag Watch a video of this speech.Thank you for that kind introduction Nikhil. It is awesome to be here, soaking up the energy, creativity and innovation of a brand new form of transportation.I find your vision for the future to be…
  • News and Updates - Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control Accidents
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the general aviation (GA) communitys national #FlySafe campaign helps educate GA pilots about how to avoid loss of control (LOC) accidents.A LOC accident involves an unintended departure of an aircraft from controlled flight. LOC can happen when the aircraft enters a flight regime that…
  • News and Updates - U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $840 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 381 Airports in 47 States
    The 432 grants will fund infrastructure projects at 381 airports around the country.
  • News and Updates - FAA Breaks Ground for New Air Traffic Tower at GSO
    The U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) held a groundbreaking ceremony today for a new Air Traffic Control Tower and Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) at Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, N.C. The agency will invest $61 million in the new facility.This investment in infrastructure and…
  • News and Updates - FAA Issues Waiver to Fly Drones With Parachutes
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it issued Hensel Phelps Construction Company of Greeley, Colorado, a Part 107 waiver on June 1 to operate a DJI Phantom 4 drone, equipped with a parachute, over people.A waiver is required to operate a drone contrary to the rules in part…
  • Speech - Safety First
    Acting Administrator Daniel ElwellBaltimore, MDGood morning. Theres a tendency, I think, to get caught up in the winds of technology. To the awe and the wonder and the incredible promise of what technology can do, of the potential it can bringto how we live, how we work, how we think…
  • News and Updates - FAA Updates on Boeing 737 MAX
    6/2/2019 UpdateFAA StatementBoeing has informed the FAA that certain 737NG and 737MAX leading edge slat tracks may have been improperly manufactured and may not meet all applicable regulatory requirements for strength and durability.Following an investigation conducted by Boeing and the FAA Certificate Management Office (CMO), we have determined that up…
  • News and Updates - FAA Now Accepting Applications to Its Contract Tower Program
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today resumed accepting applications to the FAA Contract Tower (FCT) program, as called for under the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. Contract towers are air traffic control towers that are staffed by employees of private companies rather than by FAA employees.Like most federal investments, the…
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