Tag Archives: Federal Aviation Administration

Mike Whitaker: FAA, Aviation Industry to Discuss ‘Next-Gen’ Avionics Mandate

Mike Whitaker, deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, has urged the aviation industry to equip aircraft with the Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast Out system by 2020 to foster “next-generation” avionics. The FAA said Sept. 18 that it will confer with industry leaders on Oct. 28 to address concerns over the mandate as the ageency to …

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FAA Releases Document on Human Space Flight Safety Framework

The Federal Aviation Administration has released a report on safety best practices for commercial human space flight missions based on information from existing government and industry guidelines, as well as consultations. FAA said Sept. 16 that the “Recommended Practices for Human Space Flight Occupant Safety” document aims to help facilitate the development of …

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Matt Hampton: FAA, Industry at ‘Pivot Point’ in NextGen Program

The Federal Aviation Administration has stepped up its collaboration with industry to further the development of the Next Generation air transportation system, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Matt Hampton, the Transportation Department’s assistant inspector general for aviation audits, told a summit that NextGen is in a “kind of at a pivot point” and that the department has …

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FAA Seeks Academic Partners for UAS Center of Excellence

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a final solicitation on its program to create a center of excellence for unmanned aircraft systems that would leverage cost sharing and research collaboration among industry, government and academia. According to the notice issued Aug. 12, the FAA intends to sign cooperative agreements and award grants and indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts to CoE team …

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FAA Eyes Quick Deployment of New Air Traffic Control System

The Federal Aviation Administration is working to step up its implementation the NextGen air traffic control system following a set of recommendations from the inspector general’s office at the Transportation Department, NJ.com reported Thursday. Steve Strunsky writes the FAA is deploying NextGen system in order to upgrade its legacy radar-based system to a satellite-based …

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FAA Renews Flight Ban for Israel; Billie Vincent Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration has extended its ban on U.S. flights to Israel for an additional 24 hours as the conflict between Israel and Gaza continues, Stars and Stripes reported Wednesday. Timothy Phelps and Rebecca Bratek write the FAA renewed the flight ban for Tel Aviv after a Gaza-fired rocket …

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FAA OKs San Diego Gas & Electric UAS Test; Dave Geier Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a test airspace for San Diego Gas & Electric to research and train flight crews on a small unmanned aircraft system. SDG&E will evaluate how to inspect gas lines, locate power outage sources and access remote areas using small UAS, SDG&E said Friday. Dave …

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