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 | 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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Member News | ACC Welcomes New Member, Parabit Systems, Inc.

Please join ACC in welcoming our new member, Schneider Electric! Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. At Schneider, they call this “Life Is On.” Schneider provides energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. They combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time …

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Industry News | FAA Releases Advisory Circular 150/5300-13B, Airport Design

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) works to support, advocate, and advance the asphalt pavement industry. They support members through education, technical advice, recognition programs, and peer engagement. NAPA advocates by engaging, collaborating with, and educating decisionmakers. They advance the industry through innovation and research, thought leadership, and promoting safe, efficient, sustainable operations.  Learn more about …

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