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Posted on 7/28/2021

Airport Alert: House Committee Approves Aviation Bills

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved two aviation-related bills including one to help promote the development of Advanced Air Mobility and another aimed at curbing foreign air carriers from exploiting “flags of convenience.”

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7/28/2021

Airport Alert: House Committee Advances TSA and UAS Related Bills

The House Homeland Security Committee approved ten bills, including two related to TSA pay and security re-screening and one that prevents DHS from purchasing foreign-made unmanned aerial systems from China or other adversaries.

7/28/2021

Airport Alert: White House and Bipartisan Senate Group Reach Agreement on Infrastructure Framework

The Senate is likely to clear a key procedural hurdle to allow for debate and what supporters hope is eventual passage of the bipartisan infrastructure framework (BIF) after a group of Republican and Democratic Senators and the White House announce..

7/28/2021

Airport Alert: House Committee Approves Aviation Bills

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved two aviation-related bills including one to help promote the development of Advanced Air Mobility and another aimed at curbing foreign air carriers from exploiting “flags of convenience.”

7/27/2021

Airport Alert: DOT Announces Small Community Air Service Grants

DOT announced that 22 communities in the same number of states will receive grants under the Small Community Air Service Development Program.

7/21/2021

Airport Alert: Procedural Vote on Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework Fails As Expected in Senate

A procedural vote to begin debate on the bipartisan infrastructure framework expectedly failed by a vote of 49-51 almost entirely on party lines.

7/21/2021

Airport Alert: Houses Passes PFAS Action Act With Airport Liability Exemption

The House passed H.R. 2467, the PFAS Action Act, by a vote of 241-183.

7/20/2021

Regulatory Alert: AAAE Solicits Feedback on Airport Compatible Land Use Planning Draft FAA AC

AAAE is distributing a survey to members to solicit feedback from the airport community on airport compatible land use planning and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) recently released Draft Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5190-4B...

7/20/2021

Hearing Report: TSA’s Strategies to Address Increased Summer Travel Levels and Unruly Passengers

This morning, the House Transportation and Maritime Security Subcommittee held a hearing to examine the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) strategies...

7/16/2021

Airport Alert: House Appropriations Committee Clears FY22 DOT/FAA Spending Bill

The House Appropriations Committee today approved a FY22 spending bill for DOT, HUD, and Related Agencies that proposes $3.35 billion for AIP, an additional $400 million for supplemental discretionary grants, and a $5.2 million increase for the FAA..

7/15/2021

AAAE Elects Leaders for 2021-22 at 93rd Annual Conference & Exposition

Lawrence J. Krauter, A.A.E., AICP, Chief Executive Officer, Spokane International Airport, took office this week as Chair of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) for 2021-22.

7/13/2021

Airport Alert: House Appropriations Committee Clears FY22 DHS/TSA/CBP Spending Bill

The full House Appropriations Committee approved, on a party-line vote of 33-24, the FY22 funding bill for DHS and component agencies, including TSA and CBP.

7/12/2021

Airport Alert: House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY22 DOT Spending Bill

The House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee approved a FY22 spending bill for the DOT that proposes $3.35 billion for AIP, an additional $400 million for supplemental discretionary grants, and a $5.2 million increase for the Contract Tower..

7/11/2021

Airport Alert: House Appropriations Committee Unveils FY22 DOT Spending Bill

The House Appropriations Committee released a Fiscal Year 2022 spending bill for the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies that proposes $3.35 billion for AIP, an additional $400 million...

7/7/2021

Airport Alert: AAAE Pushes for Safe Reopening of International Travel by July 15

AAAE joined 23 other aviation, travel, and tourism associations and the Chamber of Commerce in releasing a policy framework with recommendations on how to relax travel restrictions and safely reopen international travel.

7/1/2021

Regulatory Alert: DOT Announces $845 Million in AIP Grants for 338 Airports

DOT announced the award of $845 million in airport grants as part of the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

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