FAA Looks Forward to Working with Innovators in Commercial Space Transportation

Before an aerospace industry Commercial Space Panel at the Paris Air Show today, Acting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Daniel K. Elwell told participants that the Department of Transportation is building a regulatory framework to retain United States leadership and enable the limitless potential and possibilities of commercial space. “We look forward to working with […]

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FAA Announces New Supersonic Rulemaking

In remarks at an Innovation Panel before Paris Air Show attendees, FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell said the U.S. will ensure and enable safer and more innovative technologies to enter new aviation segments.   As an example, Elwell announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that modifies and clarifies existing regulatory procedures to obtain FAA approval […]

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Gogo to launch 5G network in 2021

Gogo has announced its plans to build a 5G network for aviation. The new air-to-ground (ATG) network will be designed for use on business aviation aircraft, commercial regional jets, and smaller mainline jets operating within the contiguous United States and Canada. Gogo expects the network to be available for business and commercial aviation in 2021. […]

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Flying the ICON A5

By Jack Ferns On Friday June 7th I had the pleasure of flying the ICON A5 for the first time. I’ve flown some light sport aircraft both land and sea, but the ICON is a rare bird, especially the way it handles. The wing design is built so it doesn’t completely stall, at least not […]

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $840 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 381 Airports in 47 States

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $840 million in airport infrastructure grants, the first allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. “This significant investment in airport improvements will fund construction and rehabilitation projects […]

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