American Airlines Partners with Gary Sinise Foundation Snowball Express as Official Airline Partner

On Dec. 7, nearly 1,000 American Airlines team member volunteers worked with the Gary Sinise Foundation to bring more than 1,700 family members of fallen soldiers to Orlando, Florida, for five days of fun and fellowship at the 14th Annual Snowball Express. The event offers inspirational programs, fostering critical peer-to-peer support for them during the […]

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AAAE Urges Congress to Update PFC Program to Unlock Local Investment in Airports around the Country

As airline bag fee collections continue to rise – to a record-high $1.5 billion in the third quarter of 2019 – the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) called on Congress to adjust the arbitrary and outdated federal cap on local Passenger Facility Charges to spur investments in the nation’s airports that will directly benefit […]

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World War II 75th Commemoration Committee Launches Public Fundraising Campaign for End of War Commemorative Events

On the 78th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War II, the 75th World War II Commemoration Committee is launching a public fundraising initiative to engage your patriotic support. The 75th WWII Commemoration Committee will spearhead the bookend events: The Arsenal of Democracy tribute remembering the end of war in Europe, May 8, 2020; […]

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SkyGrid Approved by FAA as LAANC Supplier

SkyGrid, a Boeing, SparkCognition company, announced it has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a supplier of Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) services. Now a UAS Service Supplier (USS) of LAANC, the Austin-based company will accelerate its commitment to ensuring safe and secure integration of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into […]

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Experimental, Amateur-Build Aircraft Accidents Remain Below FAA Decade-Long Challenge Goal

While fatal accident totals in amateur-built aircraft remain at historic lows, a slight increase in the total for the last 12-month reporting period shows the continuing necessity for dedicated educational efforts to push the total even lower, according to the Experimental Aircraft Association. The Federal Aviation Administration reports that for the 12-month period from October […]

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $485 Million to 108 Airports in 48 States

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced recently that the Department of Transportation will award $485 million in airport infrastructure grants to 108 airports in 48 states and the U.S. Territories of Guam and Virgin Islands. With this announcement, the Trump Administration has invested a historic $10.8 billion to more than two thousand airports […]

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NBAA Welcomes Introduction of Workforce Development Legislation

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has welcomed the introduction of legislation to establish a program that would carry out public service campaigns for workforce development in the transportation sector, including business aviation. The bill – H.R. 5118 – was introduced by Reps. Rick Larsen (D-2-WA), Don Young (R-AK) and Angie Craig (D-2-MN), and will […]

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