FAA Releases Vertiport Design Standards to Support the Safe Integration of Advanced Air Mobility Aircraft

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released new design guidelines for vertiports, infrastructure that will support Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) aircraft. The design standards will serve as the initial step to provide key information for airport owners, operators and infrastructure developers to begin development of facilities that will support operations of AAM aircraft that are […]

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Wheels Up Chief Legal Officer Laura Heltebran Joins Women Leading Travel & Hospitality as an Advisory Board Member

Wheels Up Experience announced that Chief Legal Officer, Laura Heltebran has been appointed to the Advisory Board of Women Leading Travel & Hospitality.  “I am incredibly honored to be selected by Women Leading Travel & Hospitality to join the Advisory Board,” said Heltebran. “I look forward to working with this group of inspirational female leaders […]

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AAAE and TSA Offer Airports Virtual Training Course in Effort to Mitigate Inside Threat

For National Insider Threat Awareness Month, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) encourage use of a recently developed virtual insider training course. The two organizations jointly developed the virtual training to help badged employees at airports recognize and report behaviors and activities that could indicate a threat to […]

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Policy Brief : Modernizing the Passenger Facility Charge to Improve Aviation

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the transportation sector hard and perhaps the aviation industry hardest. At its worst in April 2020, U.S. air passenger transportation declined by 96% year-over-year. While air travel has rebounded since that nadir, full recovery is expected to take years, particularly for international and business travel. The passenger air transportation market at […]

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David Pekoske Confirmed for Second Term as TSA Administrator – Aviation Associations Applaud Decision

The U.S. Senate has confirmed David Pekoske to serve as TSA Administrator for a second term. Aviation Associations including the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), welcomed the confirmation. GAMA President and CEO, Pete Bunce said the TSA plays an essential role […]

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Aviation Fuel Market to Garner Momentum in North America with the Implementation of Supportive Regulatory Initiatives

“The aviation fuel market size is anticipated to cross USD 325 billion in annual value by 2028, powered by the increasing preference for air travel and the improving middle-class living patterns,” says Global Market Insights Inc. With significant advancements in the aerospace industry and the rising popularity of air transport, the demand for aviation fuels […]

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NASAO Concludes 91st Annual Convention, Announces 2022 Award Winners

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) successfully concluded its 2022 Annual Convention and Tradeshow in Greenville, SC with 38 State aviation leaders and 43 exhibitors participating. “State aviation leaders and their partners from the FAA, other aviation associations and the private sector gathered in record numbers this week,” said Greg Pecoraro, NASAO President […]

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AIA, AIAA Join Space Industry Coalition to Develop Skilled Technical Workforce

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will join the new initiative to develop a skilled technical workforce announced by Vice President Kamala Harris at the recent National Space Council meeting at NASA Johnson Space Center. “Exploration is part of America’s DNA and space is one of the […]

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