Senators in the United States have struck an agreement to end the virtual shutdown of airport construction in the country and halted tax payments by airlines. Construction work was halted late last month when the Federal Aviation Authority issued ‘stop work’ noticed on a number of projects after Congress failed to pass legislation giving it the authority for work to continue.
American president Barack Obama has called on Congress to resolve a funding impasse which has forced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to suspend infrastructure investment in US aviation. FAA officials last month issued ‘stop work’ notices after Congress failed to pass legislation giving it the authority for work to continue.
While there is likely to be little short-term impact on the credit ratings of American airports following the cessation of investment from the Federal Aviation Administration, long-term impacts could be significant.
Congressional failure to pass federal aviation legislation is putting roughly 70,000 construction and related jobs at risk by forcing a halt to $2.5 billion worth of airport construction projects, a top construction economist has stated. The halt of so many airport projects will have economically “devastating” impacts on the industry, the economist warned.
Contractors have been told to stop work on critical airport modernisation projects around the United States after Congress failed to pass legislation giving the Federal Aviation Administration the authority for work to continue. Dozens of “stop work orders” have been issued for major projects designed to build and modernise control towers and other aviation infrastructure from coast to coast.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today marked the 75th anniversary of federal air traffic control as American aviation experiences its safest period ever.
The Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed it will issue an emergency directive requiring operators of specific early Boeing 737 models to conduct initial and repetitive electromagnetic inspections for fatigue damage. The decision follows a mid-air rupture of the fuselage skin on Southwest Airlines flight 812 on Friday.
The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced today that they will work together to speed the development and application of environmentally progressive technologies for cleaner and quieter jet aircraft.
Business Travel Coalition (BTC) and FlyersRights.org today applauded FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt’s decision to require FAA staff to cease referring to airlines as customers of the agency, long a concern of travel organizations. The dysfunction caused by this misguided notion of airlines-as-customer is deeply rooted in FAA culture; the Customer Service Initiative was merely one manifestation.
WASHINGTON - In a move to further balance security and the needs of the aviation community, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing revised rules that provide a readily available, low-cost way for pilots to carry acceptable photo identification when flying. FAA Administrator Marion C. Blakey announced the new rules today at a conference sponsored by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) in Palm Springs, Calif.