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  • FAA Air Traffic Report December 3, 2020
    Today's Air Traffic Report:Low clouds are forecast today at Dallas-Fort Worth (DAL, DFW) and Memphis (MEM). Thunderstorms over the Gulf of Mexico could reroute flights. Flying conditions are favorable across most of the country.Pilots: Check out the new Graphical Forecasts for Aviation (GFA) Tool from the Aviation Weather Center.For up-to-the-minute air traffic operations information, visit […]
  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update December 1, 2020
    12/1/2020Extended Air Carrier Training ExemptionsThe FAA is extending through March 31, 2021 two regulatory exemptions (18509, 18512) it previously issued to scheduled and on-demand U.S. air carriers. The exemptions give crewmembers relief from having to don protective breathing equipment or oxygen masks in training, checking, or evaluation. They originally were going to expire on Nov. […]
  • FAA Statement on First Flight of COVID-19 Vaccine November 27, 2020
    WASHINGTON Since the onset of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has worked proactively with other U.S. government agencies, air carriers, and aviation stakeholders to ensure the continued safe transport of critical medical supplies and personnel. As a result of the historic pace of vaccine development through Operation Warp Speed and […]
  • FAA to Hold Dec. 2 Public Meeting for Space Florida Shuttle Landing Facility November 24, 2020
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold a virtual public meeting to receive public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) at the Cape Canaveral Spaceport in Titusville, Fla. The meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, from 5 to 7 p.m. EST.Virtual meeting instructions will be posted here by […]
  • FAA Offers Tips to Fly Healthy during the Holidays November 24, 2020
    If your holiday celebrations involve flying to see family and friends, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) encourages you to visit FlyHealthy.gov for updated federal guidance to safely navigate all aspects of air travel during the COVID-19 public health emergency.The website provides one-stop access to all of the resources and latest travel-related information from the FAA, […]
  • FAA To Begin Environmental Review at SpaceX Texas Launch Site November 23, 2020
    SpaceX has informed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that it plans to apply for licenses for suborbital and orbital launches of its Starship spacecraft powered by the Super Heavy rocket at its launch site in Boca Chica, Texas.The proposed update to Starship/Super Heavy operations falls outside of the scope of the existing final Environmental Impact […]
  • FAA Moving Forward to Enable Safe Integration of Drones November 23, 2020
    WASHINGTON The FAA published airworthiness criteria for the proposed certification of 10 different Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones as special class aircraft. This is a crucial step to enabling more complex drone operations beyond what is allowed under the small unmanned aircraft rule (Part 107), including package delivery.The development of airworthy, durable, and reliable […]
  • Fly Safe: Addressing GA Safety November 20, 2020
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the general aviation (GA) community national #FlySafe campaign helps educate airmen about safety.This months topic covers controlled flight into terrain (CFIT).Technological advances have improved pilot situational awarenessand have dramatically reduced the number of General Aviation CFIT accidents over the past 20 years.Nevertheless, CFIT accidents continue to occur and at […]
  • FAA, European Commission Agree to New Areas of Collaboration November 19, 2020
    The Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) and European Commission (EC) demonstrated their continued commitment to collaboration and aviation safety improvement during the 14th meeting of the Bilateral Oversight Board, co-chaired by Ali Bahrami, the FAAs Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety.The FAA and the EC signed four decisions to the U.S.-EU Safety Agreement. Two of the decisions adopted […]
  • FAA Surveys Airlines and Airports on Runway to Recovery Recommendations November 19, 2020
    WASHINGTON The U.S. Government is surveying U.S. air carrier airports and passenger airlines to ascertain the level of implementation of recommendations for protection of passengers and employees from the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the air transportation system. Government agencies made these recommendations in, Runway to Recovery: The United States Framework for Airlines and Airports to […]