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Senate Passes FAA Extension, Averting Shutdown

The U.S. Senate approved an extension of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding authority until March 8, 2024, averting a potential shut down of non-critical FAA operations and services. While the House of Representatives passed its extension on December 11, 2023, the bill was held up in the Senate by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) over disagreements […]

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Industry News | FAA Allocates FY2024 AIG Funding

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the availability of $2.89 billion for airport-related projects under FY 2024 Airport Improvement Grants (AIG) allocations made available under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The money can be invested in runways, taxiways, safety and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections, and roadway projects. The FAA posted a

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Industry News | TSA’s Keith Goll Receives the 2023 ACC Agency Best Practices Award

Along with recognizing the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Office of Airports, ACC presented the 2023 ACC Agency Best Practices Award to Keith Goll, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Requirements and Capability Analysis with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). ACC presented Goll the award at the 2023 ACI PS&S / ACC Security Technology Conference in October, in recognition

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ACC News | FAA Office of Airports Awarded ACC Agency Best Practices Award

The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Office of Airports was awarded the 2024 ACC Agency Best Practice Award during the ACC 45 Annual Conference, taking place this week in Vancouver, Canada. The award was accepted by Rich Swayze, Associate Deputy Administrator for the FAA. This award was started because the membership of ACC believes that our

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ACC News | ACC Planning SME’s Meet with FAA in Alexandria, VA to Discuss Runway Length Requirements

Members of the ACC Planning & Environmental Committee met with Kent Duffy and Mike Hines from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Planning and Environmental Division this week to discuss upcoming changes to the FAA Advisory Circular (AC) on Runway Length Requirements. The meeting brought together 14 Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from within the Planning

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Industry News | Debt Ceiling Bill Rescinds Airport Pandemic Funding

The U.S. Congress has cleared legislation for the President’s signature that removes the federal debt ceiling until 2025. The bill also establishes a two-year limit on spending and targeted funding cuts. Unallocated funds given to airports for pandemic relief will be revoked, but it will not affect the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding.

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ACC News | ACC Appointed as Stakeholder Member of FAA UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the 58 stakeholder members of the new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Detection and Mitigation Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). Dave Fleet (Faith Group) will represent ACC on the ARC, which was formed to ensure that new technologies to detect and mitigate risks from errant or hostile UAS do

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ACC News | ACC ExCom Promotes Aviation Careers at Seattle High School

The ACC Executive Committee met in Seattle, WA this week to discuss top organization initiatives, then later visited Raisbeck Aviation High School, which specializes in aviation and aerospace-related curriculum for students interested in STEM. ACC President TJ Schulz, Board Chair Jennie Santoro (Gensler), Vice Chair Damon Smith (Mead & Hunt), and Secretary/Treasurer Nick Ryan (Arora)

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Washington Update — FAA Update & Advocacy Tactics

The ACC Advocacy Committee hosted its second quarter Washington Update on Monday, which was well attended by ACC members. The briefing featured a discussion on how member companies and individuals can proactively engage in the political process. Guest speaker Matt Reiffer, American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) Vice President of Infrastructure Programs, joined Ally Fields

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