Industry News | FAA Opens Applications for Aviation Workforce Development Grants

The FAA is now accepting applications for two Aviation Workforce Development Grant programs. The goal of these programs is to grow and develop a more diverse group of candidates of aviation professionals like pilots and aviation maintenance technicians. The two being offered, Aircraft Pilots Workforce Development Grant and Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Grants, …

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Industry News | FAA Invests Millions to Build Safer, More Accessible Airports Across the US

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has awarded more than $608 million to build safer, more accessible airports serving a wide swath of the country. The first round of 2022 Airport Improvement Program (AIP)  grants will go to 441 airports located in big cities, small towns, and everywhere in between across 46 states, …

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ACC News | ACC Security Committee Leadership Briefed on TSA DEI Initiatives

Continuing ACC’s efforts to expand diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the industry, the leadership of ACC’s Security Committee met this week with key decision makers from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to discuss the agency’s DEI programs and initiatives. The Security Committee is intending to host a comprehensive briefing on this topic to provide …

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News | ACC Seeks to Hire a DEI Consultant

ACC has issued an RFP and is seeking proposals from qualified parties to assist the ACC Board of Directors in implementing a program to drive DEI principles into the organizational culture. The ACC board will be developing the organization’s DEI statement and mission and also conducting facilitated training and workshops. All proposals are due by …

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Industry News | FAA Deputy Administrator Brad Mims Discusses Workforce Diversity

(Photo: Bombardier) During a Bombardier celebration last week, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Deputy Administrator Brad Mims spoke on the importance of collaboration and diversity in the aviation industry’s workforce. Mims sited the need for pilots, air traffic controllers, airway safety specialists, aviation maintenance technicians, and safety inspectors along with newer skills like drone pilots, …

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