Industry News | The White House Released Revised NEPA Implementing Regulations

Today the White House Council on Environmental Quality released the revised National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing regulations. This final ruling is to amend certain provisions of its regulations for implementing the  NEPA, addressing the purpose and need of a proposed action, agency NEPA procedures for implementing CEQ’s NEPA regulations, and the definition of “effects.” …

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Industry News | FAA Launches Airport Climate Challenge for Net-Zero Emissions

The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) along with US airports have launched the Airport Climate Challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to support the Biden-Harris Administrations goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. US airports have a number of programs offered to achieve this, including grants for low- or zero-emissions vehicles, renewable …

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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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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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ACC Seeks Input on FAA Reauthorization Priorities

With the current FAA authorization legislation expiring on Sept. 30, 2023. ACC is currently undertaking an effort to identify key priorities in the upcoming reauthorization effort. To help develop ACC’s reauthorization policies, ACC formed an ACC Reauthorization Task Force, with representatives holding a diversity of perspectives and expertise in all areas of airport development and …

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ACC News | ACC Provides BIL Update at ACEC National Conference

ACC joined representatives from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) to provide perspectives on the opportunities and challenges presented by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) during the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Spring Legislative Conference. ACC President T.J. Schulz described the funding programs …

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ACC Provides Key Focus Areas on FAA Reauthorization Process

This week, ACC submitted a list of key priority focus areas in the upcoming Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) reauthorization process to the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. The current FAA authorization expires on Sept. 30, 2023. ACC convened an FAA Reauthorization Task Force and solicited recommendations from ACC’s technical committee members. The initial …

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ACC News | ACC Continues DEI Initiatives Through Listening Sessions

Several listening sessions are currently underway with ACC leadership and stakeholders to ascertain their perspectives on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and the ACC organization. The ACC Board of Directors will have sessions devoted to DEI during its late-June meeting and will be working over the year to develop ACC’s DEI statement, mission, and vision. …

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Industry News | FAA to Begin Testing UAS Traffic Management in Spring

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  is preparing to begin field-testing new air traffic management technologies and services designed to support the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the National Airspace System. FAA said Friday it plans to commence the UAS Traffic Management field test in spring 2022 with the goal of helping the government refine UTM’s …

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