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DOT Unveils $779M Airport Rehab Funding Opportunity; Elaine Chao Quoted

The Department of Transportation intends to award $779 million in grant funds to address concerns in 127 airports within the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The funds are intended to support construction efforts and reinforce the security, capabilities and safety of the selected airports, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday

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FAA Proposes Safety Mgmt System Implementation Rule for Airport Security

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a supplemental notice of a proposed role for safety management systems in an effort to integrate proactive hazard identification and risk-management based principles on day-to-day operations at airports. The FAA said Tuesday it seeks to integrate the systems at any Part 139 airport either classified as small, medium or large hub in the …

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Michael Huerta: FAA Implements NextGen at DC Region Airports Ahead of Holidays

The Federal Aviation Administration has rolled out a satellite-based approach route for arriving aircraft at three airports around the Washington metropolitan area. FAA said Sunday airplanes that fly into Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall, Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airports will use the NextGen navigation system to perform optimized profile descents. …

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Air Traffic Controllers Union: Sequestration Furloughs 2K Workers

A union representing air traffic controllers claims than 2,000 of them could be furloughed if sequestration takes effect starting Jan. 2, GovExec reports. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association estimates the Federal Aviation Administration would see an 8.2 percent cut in operating funds under the sequester, Kedar Pavgi writes. Small …

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TSA Appoints New Members to Security Advisory Panel

The Transportation Security Administration has appointed 24 new members to its Aviation Security Advisory Committee, established in 1989 after the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing. The panel advises the agency and gives recommendations for improving airport security methods,  equipment and procedures. “One of my main priorities since joining TSA has …

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GAO Report Finds Increase in Runway Safety Incidents

The number of safety errors made by air traffic controllers involving flights near U.S. airports doubled between fiscal 2008 and 2011, the Government Accountability Office said. In a report released Thursday, GAO said the Federal Aviation Administration has not met related performance goals but credited the agency with taking steps …

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TSA Testing Behavior-Based Screening at Four U.S. Airports

The Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday it had begun testing a new airport screening program based on behavior recognition. The known-traveler initiative, known as PreCheck, will be tested at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County, Dallas/Fort Worth International and Miami International airports. Domestic flight passengers on Delta and American airlines …

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