Posted on 2/16/2024
On February 16, the FAA released a final rule aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from large aircraft operating within U.S. airspace.
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.
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.
After months of delay, the Senate Commerce Committee approved by voice vote a bipartisan five-year FAA reauthorization bill.
On February 6, the FAA publicly released the final report of the UAS Detection and Mitigation Systems Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC).
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.
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.
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.
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.
On February 1, TSA held its monthly conference call for airport stakeholders.
On December 19, the Senate cleared H.R. 6503, a bill to extend aviation programs and excise taxes through March 8, 2024.
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.
The House on December 11, easily passed H.R. 6503, a bill to extend aviation programs and excise taxes through March 8, 2024.
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.
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.
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