Speech – Drones: Here for Good

Administrator Stephen DicksonRemote SymposiumRemarks as DeliveredThank you Erik for that introduction, and thank you to everyone at the FAA and AUVSI who played a part in pulling together this exciting and innovative conference. Its great to be hereeven virtuallyfor this, our fifth annual UAS Symposium.As Jay Merkle said earlier, in the old days, it was…
10/07/2020/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA Extends Comment Period for Florida Metroplex Project

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has extended to July 24, 2020 the comment period on theDraft Environmental Assessment(EA) for the South-Central Florida Metroplex, the agencys plan to modernize air traffic procedures for 21 airports in the southern half of the state.The public can review the Draft EA and submit comments on thispage. Residents who were…
09/07/2020/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Nearly $800 Million in Airport Grants

The grants are awarded to 347 Airports in 46 States and 4 Territories.
30/06/2020/by Miami Flight Academy

Testimony – Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate concerning Examining the Federal Aviation Administration's Oversight of Aircraft Certification

Chairman Wicker, Ranking Member Cantwell, and Members of the Committee:Thank you for inviting me here today to speak with you about the Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) oversight of aircraft certification and to provide you with an update concerning the Boeing 737 MAX. At the outset, on behalf of the United States Department of Transportation and…
18/06/2020/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – View the Virtual Drone Advisory Committee Meeting on Friday, June 19

TheFederal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold a virtual Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) meeting from noon to 3 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 19.The agency will livestream the meeting on its social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.The DAC will continue a public conversation about how to collaborate on important issues like Remote Identification, technical challenges,…
17/06/2020/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA to Hold Virtual Public Workshops on Florida Metroplex

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold 12 Virtual Public Workshops from June 3 to June 12 on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the South-Central Florida Metroplex project, the agencys plan to modernize air traffic procedures for 21 airports in the southern half of the state.Residents can view the schedule and register to attend…
29/05/2020/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA Restricts Airspace for Upcoming Space Flight

TheFederal Aviation Administration(FAA) hasissued multipleNotice to Airmen (NOTAMS)Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) around Cape Canaveral, Fla., through Wednesday, May 27,2020.The NOTAMS are in preparation forNASAs historic manned space flight to the International Space Station aboard theSpaceXCrew Dragon capsule.This the first launch of astronauts to Earth orbit on an American-built spacecraft from American soil since 2011.The FAAs…
27/05/2020/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Appoints Industry Leaders to Women in Aviation Advisory Board

Advisory Board members share a commitment and passion for encouraging women to access opportunities in aviation.
16/05/2020/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – Service to America Award Shines Spotlight on FAA Employee

The Federal Aviation Administrations David Gray is a finalist for a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal. The medals, also known as Sammies, are awarded to outstanding federal employees who serve the public good and are addressing many of the countrys greatest challenges.Gray led the operational rollout of a technology called Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast…
13/05/2020/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA Posts Draft EA for South-Central Florida Metroplex Project

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has posted the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the South-Central Florida Metroplex project, the agencys plan to modernize air traffic procedures for four major air carrier airports and 17 additional airports in the southern half of the state.A 60-day public comment period for the Draft EA begins today and ends…
12/05/2020/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA Hiring Aviation Safety Inspectors

WASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is accepting applications for on-the-spot hiring for operations aviation safety inspectors (ASIs). The ASI positions are for various facilities throughout the country.These positions are critical to the agencys mission to provide the safest and most efficient aerospace system in the world.ASIs administer, investigate, and enforce safety regulations and standards…
06/05/2020/by Miami Flight Academy

News and Updates – FAA Advances Drone Integration Initiatives

WASHINGONThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI) that allows educational institutions and the agency to work collaboratively with students who pursue careers in UAS.Providing our nations youth with educational opportunities is a major commitment of this administration, said FAA Administrator Stephen M. Dickson. We see these…
01/05/2020/by Miami Flight Academy
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