• U.S. Senate, Fix Air Travel Before You Depart

     Monday, July 24, 2023

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman issued the following statement on the urgent need for the U.S. Senate to markup its version of the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill and correct years of governmental failures: “While the Senate …

  • Air Travel Woes Result of Years of Federal Underinvestment

     Saturday, April 29, 2023

    Years of underinvestment in the Federal Aviation Administration has led to an air travel system that is struggling under intense and growing demand—as a record-breaking season for summer travel approaches. According to a new U.S. Travel survey from Ipsos—the results …

  • U.S. Travel: FAA System Failure Must Spur Federal Action

     Friday, January 13, 2023

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman issued the following statement on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) system failure, which resulted in more than 3,000 flight delays and several hundred cancellations across the United States: “Today’s FAA catastrophic system …

  • FAA Launches ‘Be ATC’ Campaign to Recruit Next Diverse Generation of Air Traffic Controllers

     Thursday, June 9, 2022

    Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is launching “Be ATC,” a recruiting campaign to hire the next generation of air traffic controllers. The application window will be open nationwide from June 24-27 for all eligible U.S. citizens. Air traffic controllers …

  • FAA Commissions New Air Traffic Control Tower at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

     Wednesday, April 6, 2022

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today dedicated the newly commissioned and environmentally sustainable air traffic control tower at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. “Aviation is an invaluable part of our American life and our national economy. The new, …

  • FAA Announces Internship Opportunities for Students

     Friday, February 18, 2022

    The FAA is offering 50 student internships at numerous air traffic facilities across the country. Interns will be fully immersed in teams working on mission-related projects and engaged in meaningful learning and development activities. Students can apply on USAJOBS through …

  • Letter from Steve Dickson to the Workforce and the American Public

     Friday, February 18, 2022

    By now, most of you have heard that I will be stepping down as FAA Administrator as of March 31. As I expressed to FAA employees in an email sharing my decision, it’s time for me to go back to …

  • FAA orders Boeing operators to take extra precautions due to 5G rollout

     Monday, January 17, 2022

    The Federal safety officials are directing operators of some Boeing planes to adopt extra procedures when landing on wet or snowy runways near impending 5G service because, they say, interference from the wireless networks could mean that the planes need …

  • FAA and Airports Get Ready for Winter Weather

     Friday, November 19, 2021

    As winter weather approaches, the FAA is working with airports to make sure airport operations remain safe. These winter preparations are the subject of the Preparing for Airport Winter Operations video and CertAlert No. 21-06, both of which help airports …

  • FAA Proposes Longer Rest Period Between Shifts for Flight Attendants

     Friday, October 22, 2021

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today proposed a regulation to require that flight attendants have a longer rest period between shifts. The proposed rule would increase the rest period to 10 consecutive hours when scheduled for …


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