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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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ACC News | ACC President Gives Comment on New Self-Screening Technology

ACC President TJ Schulz was recently interviewed by the Washington Post about new self-screening technology that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will be testing at the Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas in January 2024. “A lot of these technologies allow the passenger to be more in control of their own journey through the checkpoint

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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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Update – Shutdown Prospects Increase as Senate and House Take Separate Paths on Funding Extension

September 29 Update: The Senate is starting debate on its own extension bill, which extends funding for federal agencies through November 17. The Senate bill also extends Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization through December 31. Not all Senate Republicans are on board and some may try to impose procedural hurdles, but it appears at this time

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House of Representatives Passes 5 Year FAA Reauthorization

The U.S. House of Representatives passed its 5-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill with a resounding 351-69 vote on Thursday. ACC sent a letter to House committee leaders this week in support of many provisions in the bill. The organization praised the increase in the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to $4 billion dollars and

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ACC News | ACC Board Looks to the Future with FAA and Industry Partners

The ACC Board of Directors set the stage for reviewing ACC’s Mission and Vision during its summer meeting this week which was held at the Gensler Washington D.C. office. The board is undertaking a key activity to look to the future of the industry and ACC, including reviewing ACC’s membership, events, advocacy, and training. The

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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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