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Posted on 2/16/2024

Regulatory Alert: FAA Issues Final Rule to Implement Updated Airplane GHG Emissions Standards

On February 16, the FAA released a final rule aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from large aircraft operating within U.S. airspace.

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2/16/2024

Regulatory Alert: FAA Issues Final Rule to Implement Updated Airplane GHG Emissions Standards

On February 16, the FAA released a final rule aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from large aircraft operating within U.S. airspace.

2/15/2024

Regulatory Alert: FAA Releases List of $970 Million in FY24 Airport Terminal Program Grants

On February 15, the FAA released a list of airport projects that will receive a share of $970 million in FY24 discretionary grants under the ATP, which was created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

2/8/2024

Regulatory Alert: DOD and FAA Approve Second Fluorine-Free Firefighting Foam for Airport Use

On February 8, the DOD identified BIOEX ECOPOL A3+ MIL-SPEC as the second fluorine-free firefighting foam (F3) agent that meets the department’s F3 performance standards.

2/8/2024

Airport Alert: Senate Committee Approves FAA Bill

After months of delay, the Senate Commerce Committee approved by voice vote a bipartisan five-year FAA reauthorization bill.

2/6/2024

Regulatory Alert: FAA Releases UAS Detection and Mitigation ARC Report

On February 6, the FAA publicly released the final report of the UAS Detection and Mitigation Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC).

2/6/2024

Hearing Report: FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker Appears at House Aviation Subcommittee Hearing

On February 6, the House Aviation Subcommittee held a hearing titled “The State of American Aviation and the Federal Aviation Administration” featuring testimony from FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker.

2/2/2024

Regulatory Alert: EPA Releases Proposed Rule to List PFAS Chemicals as RCRA Hazardous Constituents

On February 2, the EPA released a proposed rule that would list nine specific PFAS chemicals, including PFOA and PFOS, as “hazardous constituents” under RCRA.

1/18/2024

Airport Alert: Congress Approves Third CR, Extending Federal Funding into Early March

On January 18, both the United States Senate and House of Representatives approved a continuing resolution (CR) that extends federal funding into March 2024, averting a possible government shutdown.

1/16/2024

Regulatory Alert: AAAE Responds to FAA’s Proposed Update to “Aeronautical Activity” Definition

On January 15, AAAE responded to the FAA proposed policy that would update the definition of “aeronautical activity” to include UAS, AAM, and commercial space launch or re-entry vehicle operations.

1/1/2024

Security Policy Alert: Summary of TSA Monthly Conference Call for Airport Stakeholders, February 1

On February 1, TSA held its monthly conference call for airport stakeholders.

12/20/2023

Airport Alert: Senate Clears Extension of FAA Programs and Excise Taxes Through March 8, 2024

On December 19, the Senate cleared H.R. 6503, a bill to extend aviation programs and excise taxes through March 8, 2024.

12/19/2023

Security Policy Alert: TSA Shares Winter Travel Security Operations Plan

On December 19, TSA shared with AAAE its updated 2023 Winter Travel Security Operations Plan, often referred to as a “placemat” for the busy holiday travel period.

12/11/2023

Airport Alert: House Clears Extension of FAA Programs and Excise Taxes Through March 8, 2024

The House on December 11, easily passed H.R. 6503, a bill to extend aviation programs and excise taxes through March 8, 2024.

12/11/2023

Airport Alert: AAAE Requests Action on Aviation Worker Screening and Funding for TSA and CBP

As Congress works in the weeks ahead to finalize federal spending bills for FY24, including the DHS/TSA/CBP funding measure, AAAE President and CEO Todd Hauptli has weighed in with House and Senate leaders.

12/8/2023

Regulatory Alert: FAA Releases Final Policy on Processing Land Use Changes

On December 8, the FAA released a final policy that outlines how the agency will process and evaluate an airport sponsor’s request to use federally acquired or federally conveyed airport land for non-aeronautical or mixed-use purposes.