Tag: FAA

Raytheon to advance the FAA’s Air Traffic Terminal Automation System

Raytheon Company was selected by the Federal Aviation Administration to improve the usability and reduce operational costs for the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System. The modernization of STARS is critical to ensuring the national airspace continues to stay safe. "We want air traffi...

ADB SAFEGATE airports reduce runway incursions by 52%

ADB SAFEGATE has participated in the multi-year Runway Status Lights (RWSL) project initiated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2008 to prevent runway incursions at major airports across the country. The FAA recently announced that the RWSL project has been fully implemented at 20 air...

FAA Proposes $145,452 Civil Penalty Against Sioux Gateway Airport

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $145,452 civil penalty against the Sioux Gateway Airport for numerous alleged safety violations at the Iowa airfield. The FAA inspected Sioux Gateway Airport in May 2018, June 2019 and September 2019 and f...

Raytheon upgrades FAA’s precision aircraft navigation system

Raytheon has delivered the Wide Area Augmentation System Geosynchronous Earth Orbiting 6 satellite navigation payload to the Federal Aviation Administration to broadcast the WAAS message, which corrects errors in GPS satellite signals, provides expanded coverage, improves accuracy, and increases re...

St. Pete-Clearwater airport receives $19.75 million from FAA for runway development

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) in Florida received a total of $19.75 million in FAA grant funds for the rehabilitation of its primary runway 18-36, according to U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and U.S. Congressman Charlie Crist. PIE received $900,000 from the Florida Department of Tran...

Groupe ADP wins planning contracts for multiple US airports

Aviation consulting firm and member of Groupe ADP, Merchant Aviation, has won a series of contracts to provide various planning services for airports around the United States. The company will take charge of the conceptual design linked to the $340million terminal 8 expansion at John Fitzgerald ...

$477 million in infrastructure grants awarded to U.S. airports

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced it will award almost half a billion dollars in infrastructure grants to 264 airports across 45 states. This constitutes the third part of the $3.18 billion of funding given to airports across the United States by the Federal Aviation Administra...

FAA expands drone access program to some 600 airports

The Federal Aviation Administration has announced an expansion of their Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) testing program, which allows non-recreational drone pilots into certain controlled airspace. Aimed at specifically designated sites, the new development increas...

Drone sightings near Newark Liberty International Airport

Two drones were spotted flying over an airport in the US state of New Jersey yesterday (January 22), putting all affected flights and travelers at risk. According to what sources told CBS2 news, the drones were spotted around 5pm yesterday and reports suggest they flew 3,500 feet above Teterboro Ai...

A4A urges US congress for action on FAA authorisation

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry organization representing the leading U.S. airlines, today joined efforts with nearly 30 other key commercial and business aviation associations in sending a letter to Senate leadership, urging the Senate to swiftly consider a long-term reauthorization of the...

FAA issues directive to ensure safety of GE engines

Source: technewsinc.com The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a safety directive due to a "quality escape" to do with a number of General Electric's engines: the GEnex-1B and 2B models. The directive issued by the FAA noted: We learned from GE of a quality escape at one of their ...

Southwest says taping broken window is FAA-approved

Southwest Airlines has defended the use of tape to secure the interior broken window of an aircraft, stating that tape is 'FAA-approved' for certain cosmetic damages. Southwest flight 2606 recently suffered a slight broken window next to sitting passengers, as a photo reported by Fox 13 shows. ...

FAA and EASA to co-host safety conference

Source: eTurboNews. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) are to co-host the 17th annual International Safety conference on June 19-21 2018 in Washington D.C. Over three days, attendees will gather to learn from speakers across plenaries, panel dis...

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