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Posted on 10/28/2020

Action Alert: Please Complete AAAE’s Latest Coronavirus Impact Survey

This is a quick reminder to please complete our coronavirus impact survey.

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10/28/2020

Action Alert: Please Complete AAAE’s Latest Coronavirus Impact Survey

This is a quick reminder to please complete our coronavirus impact survey.

10/22/2020

Security Policy Alert: TSA Resource Allocation Plan for Fiscal Year 2021 (RAP21)

Today, TSA’s Security Operations provided AAAE additional details on the agency’s Resource Allocation Plan (RAP) for Fiscal Year 2021.

10/21/2020

Airport Alert: Senate Rejects "Skinny" Coronavirus Relief Proposal

The Senate rejected an effort by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to advance a scaled-back $500 billion coronavirus relief package.

10/20/2020

Airport Alert: Senate Rejects Coronavirus Relief Proposals

As White House officials and House Democratic leaders continue their negotiations over a broader coronavirus relief package, the Senate rejected a narrow proposal to provide additional support to small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Progr

10/15/2020

Regulatory Alert: FAA Releases Final Rule Streamlining Commercial Space Licensing Requirements

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a final rule streamlining the launch and reentry licensing requirements for commercial space vehicle operators.

10/14/2020

Action Alert: Please Complete AAAE's Latest Coronavirus Impact Survey

Congressional leaders and White House officials are continuing to go back and forth on a possible coronavirus relief package that could include additional funding to help the aviation industry navigate the pandemic, and we need your input.

10/12/2020

Press Release: AAAE, Airports, Industry Leaders Launch Airport Consortium on Customer Trust Program

AAAE, with the support CAG, has created the Airport Consortium on Customer Trust (ACT) Program to speed recovery solutions and instill passenger confidence in air travel.

10/6/2020

Regulatory Alert: Key FAA UAS Rulemakings Move to Interagency Review

Two key rules regarding remote identification (ID) requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and enabling UAS operations over people moved from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), triggerin

10/6/2020

Regulatory Alert: FAA Releases National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its report to Congress on the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) for fiscal years 2021 to 2025.

10/6/2020

Security Policy Alert: TSA Issues ASP Amendment on Staff Screening for Notice and Comment

TSA has posted for notice and comment on the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) a proposed Airport Security Program (ASP) amendment regarding employee screening and insider threat mitigation.

10/6/2020

Airport Alert: President Calls off Coronavirus Relief Talks

The President today abruptly called off coronavirus relief talks until after the election and suggested House Democrats are "not negotiating in good faith."

10/1/2020

Action Alert: House Passes Democratic Relief Package

After Congressional leaders and White House officials were unable to come together on a bipartisan coronavirus relief package, the House tonight approved on a largely party-line vote a $2.2 trillion Democratic plan (the updated Heroes Act) that inclu

10/1/2020

Security Policy Alert: Summary of TSA's Monthly Conference Call for Airport Stakeholders

TSA held its monthly conference call for airport stakeholders. This alert includes a summary.

9/30/2020

Action Alert: Please Keep Pressure on Washington to Address Airports, Aviation Ecosystem in Relief

Please keep pressure on Washington to address airports and the aviation ecosystem as time runs out for the next phase of coronavirus relief.

9/29/2020

Airport Alert: Washington Update: Senate Advances Federal Funding Bill; COVID Relief Talks Continue

A CR to keep the gov't operating through Dec. 11 cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate this afternoon and is on its way to clearing that chamber tomorrrow, just before the expiration of the current funding at midnight on Sept. 30.

9/28/2020

Airport Alert: House Democrats Unveil Coronavirus Relief Pkg $13.5 Bil for Airports, Concessionaires

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other Democratic leaders this evening unveiled a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package that includes $13.5 billion for airports and concessionaires.

9/28/2020

Press Release: AAAE Commends House Leaders for Addressing Airport, Aviation Industry in Coronavirus

AAAE applauded the inclusion of relief for airports, airlines, and airport concessionaires in an updated version of HEROES Act legislation unveiled tonight by House Democratic leaders to address ongoing coronavirus relief needs.

9/25/2020

Airport Alert: AAAE Urges House Leaders to Support Airports

House Democratic leaders are drafting a $2 trillion-plus coronavirus relief bill that reportedly includes an extension of airline payroll assistance to protect tens of thousands of industry jobs.

9/24/2020

Action Alert: House Leaders Working on Revised Coronavirus Relief Package

House Democratic leaders are drafting a $2.4 trillion coronavirus relief package that reportedly includes funding for the airlines in an effort to save tens of thousands of jobs.

9/24/2020

Regulatory Alert: DOT Announces $335 Million in AIP Grants for Projects at 80 Airports

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the award of $335 million in airport infrastructure grants, including $300 million in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants and an additional $35 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Secur

9/24/2020

Regulatory Alert: FAA Makes LAANC Available at 133 Additional ATC Facilities

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it has expanded the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) system to include an additional 133 air traffic control (ATC) facilities.

9/23/2020

Airport Alert: House Passes Stop-Gap Funding Bill

After White House officials and Congressional leaders reached a deal to add funding for agriculture and nutrition assistance, the House passed a continuing resolution to keep the government operating through December 11.

9/23/2020

Hearing Report: House Committee Examines DBE Program

During a hearing before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, lawmakers examined the Department of Transportation's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program and how COVID-19 is impacting women-and minority-owned businesses.

9/23/2020

Airport Alert: Confirmation Hearing Held for Chad Wolf to Become DHS Secretary

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held a confirmation hearing for Chad Wolf to become the next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).