FAA Awards Nearly $845M to Build More Accessible, Environmentally Friendly and Modern Airports

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded more than $845 million in grants for projects that will mitigate environmental impacts, increase accessibility, and expand capacity at airports across the United States. The funding from the fourth round of FY 2021 Airport Improvement Program grants will pay for projects at 388 airports in […]

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NASAO-Backed Aviation Stability Bill Reintroduced in Congress

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) on Tuesday commended congressional leaders for reintroducing the Aviation Stability Act of 2021. The bill would protect the U.S. aviation industry from the effects of future federal government shutdowns by ensuring critical funding for all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) activities and personnel. The bill was introduced by […]

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FAA Launches Voluntary Reporting Program for Safety Office

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched an additional way for its engineers, safety inspectors, systems safety specialists and other aviation safety employees to report safety-related issues and concerns. Information shared and submitted via this new system will be used to validate or verify an aviation safety concern, identify the root […]

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AAAE ACT Program Delivers Innovative Public Health, Financing, and Facility Solutions

The American Association of Airport Executives’ recently created Airport Consortium on Customer Trust (ACT) Program, comprised of innovative airport leaders and aviation industry experts, is making available to the aviation community its in-depth analysis, research, and actionable solutions for health enhancements, facility upgrades, and financial recovery in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. AAAE’s ACT […]

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Peyton Manning Selected by Textron Aviation as Honorary Chair for 2022 Special Olympics Airlift

Peyton Manning is joining Textron Aviation to promote the 2022 Special Olympics Airlift. The legendary quarterback has signed on as honorary chair of the event, encouraging aircraft owners to participate in the massive Airlift scheduled to transport thousands of athletes and coaches to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games next year in Orlando, Fla. The […]

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New Legislation Honors Federal Air Marshal

The Air Marshal Association is honored to announce the introduction of the “Kenneth Meisel Public Servant Claimant Fairness Act”. Senior Federal Air Marshal Ken Meisel contracted COVID-19 while assigned to critical antiterrorism missions aboard US aircraft. He became gravely ill during treatment, and ultimately succumbed to the virus on September 24, 2020. Ken embodied the […]

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AOPA Foundation Receives the Highest Rating from Charity Navigator

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Foundation has been recognized by Charity Navigator, the world’s largest guide for philanthropic decision making and evaluating a sizable portion of the more than 1.5 million U.S. charities. In its in-depth, data-driven, and objective analysis, the organization singled out the AOPA Foundation for its best practices and for exceeding […]

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NBAA Applauds Selection of Pioneering Garmin Autoland Technology for 2020 Collier Trophy

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) congratulated Garmin International on earning the prestigious 2020 Robert J. Collier Trophy for Garmin Autoland, the world’s first certified emergency autonomous system to safely fly and land an aircraft without human intervention. “The Garmin Autoland system marks a significant improvement in civil aviation,” said Jim Albaugh, chairman of the […]

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