New FAA Committee Focuses on Pilot Mental Health 

They want to reduce stigmas and barriers.  The Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General issued a report in July that discussed the state of the mental…

Read More

Senate Confirms FAA Administrator

Position authorized after 18-month vacancy. The Senate voted unanimously to approve Michael Whitaker as the next administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  The FAA has been operating…

Read More

Senator Cruz Supports FAA Nominee

He says independent leadership is needed to ensure safety in the industry. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas recently expressed his support of President Joe Biden’s nominee Michael Whitaker…

Read More

Transportation Department Announces Airline’s Wheelchair Improvements

United Airlines implementing wheelchair access and information. The Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced that United Airlines is beginning to implement the terms of a disability complaint brought…

Read More

Air Force Receives Electric Air Taxi 

It can carry four passengers and fly up to 100 miles on a single charge.  Joby Aviation delivered the first electric air taxi to Edwards Air Force Base…

Read More

USAF Falls Short of Pilot Training Goals Amid Persistent Challenges

The service is experiencing maintenance and staffing issues as well as other setbacks. The U.S. Air Force will likely miss its fiscal 2023 pilot training target by approximately…

Read More

Smithsonian Displays First Rescue Vehicle at 9/11 Pentagon Attack

Aviation fire suppression vehicles are a crucial tool for first responders. This past weekend the Smithsonian unveiled their latest display piece in the National Air and Space Museum,…

Read More

Representative Peltola’s Husband Dies in Plane Crash

He worked for Alaska’s Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Eugene Peltola, the husband of Representative Mary Peltola of Alaska, died Wednesday following an aircraft accident, the representative’s office said. …

Read More

House Oversight Committee Investigates DOT’s Response to Safety Failures

The committee requested internal communications surrounding railroad and flight safety issues. Members of the majority in the House Oversight Committee recently wrote a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete…

Read More

FAA Seeks to Reduce Airport Near Collisions

$121 million in funding will reconfigure airfields and add lights on taxiways. The Federal Aviation Administration announced that $121 million is being invested to reduce near collisions at…

Read More
Back to top
FE3