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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Industry News | GAO Study Identifies Issues to Address for ‘Advanced Air Mobility’

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) did a study on Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) to look at any issues that can and will arise in its implementation. They spoke with thirty-six stakeholders who identified four main areas that need to be addressed. The first is approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on new aircraft …

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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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Industry News | Senate Introduces FY 2023 FAA Spending Bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee released details of its FY 2023 U.S. Department of Transportation annual spending bill last week, which provides a total of $19 billion for FAA. Similar to the House bill, the Senate proposal would fund the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) at $3.35 billion. The Senate bill also proposes an additional $517 million …

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Industry News | Inflation Reduction Act Includes Funding for Sustainable Aviation Fuels

The Senate passed the historic Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) on Sunday through a budget reconciliation process, which the House of Representatives is expected to approve Friday. The bill includes a provision that provides $297 million to establish “a competitive grant program for eligible entities to carry out projects located in the United States that produce, …

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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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