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Electronic devices allowed during flights

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta has announced that the FAA has determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight, and is immediately providing the airlines with implementation guidance. Due to differences among fleets and operations, the […]

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FAA seeking proposals for unleaded fuel

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration is asking the world’s fuel producers to submit proposals for fuel options that would help the general aviation industry make a transition to an unleaded fuel. The FAA is committed to the development a new unleaded fuel by 2018 that would minimize the impact of replacing […]

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New helicopter safety rules proposed

New helicopter safety rules proposed

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has proposed broad new rules for helicopter operators, including air ambulances, which, if finalized, would require stricter flight rules and procedures, improved communications and training, and additional on-board safety equipment. “This is a significant proposal that will improve the safety of many helicopter flights in […]

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World aviation authorities tackle climate change

World aviation authorities tackle climate change

MEDIA RELEASE Along with counterparts from around the world, the Federal Aviation Administration led the U.S. delegation in recent meetings at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal that resulted in an agreement that will guide the global aviation community as it tackles the challenge of climate change. “The agreement reached on Oct. 9 […]

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FAA launches accident prevention office

FAA launches accident prevention office

MEDIA RELEASE As part of a strategy to reduce emerging aviation risks using national safety data, the agency’s Office of Aviation Safety has launched a new Accident Investigation and Prevention Service that integrates the work of the Offices of Accident Investigation and Safety Analytical Services. “This program give us better tools to spot potential safety […]

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