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Posted on 1/21/2022

Airport Alert: Federal Court Pauses Federal Employee Vaccine Mandate

The U.S. Court for the southern district of Texas issued an injunction against President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate that required all federal employees be vaccinated or obtain a religious or medical exemption or else face termination.

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1/21/2022

Airport Alert: Federal Court Pauses Federal Employee Vaccine Mandate

The U.S. Court for the southern district of Texas issued an injunction against President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate that required all federal employees be vaccinated or obtain a religious or medical exemption or else face termination.

1/19/2022

Regulatory Alert: FAA Provides Update on New Agreement with Verizon/AT&T to Reduce 5G Impacts

FAA Administrator Steve Dickson and other senior FAA leaders provided AAAE and other aviation organizations with a briefing on the additional mitigation measures that Verizon and AT&T agreed to yesterday afternoon to help mitigate major operational..

1/19/2022

Regulatory Alert: FAA Announces Aircraft Approved for Low-Visibility Ops.; AAAE Hosts Update Call

FAA provided more details on the agency’s efforts to approve aircraft to conduct low-visibility operations at airports located in markets where Verizon and AT&T deployed their new 5G C-Band network.

1/18/2022

Regulatory Alert: AAAE Asks FAA and FCC to Take Additional Actions to Reduce 5G Operational Impacts

AAAE sent a letter to FAA and FCC, requesting that they take additional actions to minimize and provide greater transparency into the operational impacts that deployment of the 5G C-Band network is expected to have on the NAS and many airport...

1/16/2022

Regulatory Alert: FAA Approves Some Aircraft for Low-Visibility Operations in 5G C-Band Environment

FAA announced that the agency has approved approximately 45 percent of the U.S. commercial fleet to conduct low-visibility operations at many airports located in the 5G C-Band network, which is scheduled to be deployed on January 19.

1/13/2022

Regulatory Alert: FAA Releases Draft Guidance on Airport Noise and Land Use Compatibility Planning

FAA released draft AC 150/5020-1A, “Noise Control and Compatibility Planning for Airports,” and requested public comment on the document.

1/13/2022

Regulatory Alert: FAA ATO COO Teri Bristol to Retire from Agency

Teri Bristol, Chief Operating Officer of FAA’s ATO, announced that she will be retiring from the agency at the end of February.

1/12/2022

Regulatory Alert: FAA to Release NOTAMs Identifying 5G-Related Restrictions

FAA notified AAAE that the agency plans to issue NOTAMs at 12 a.m. EST on Thursday, January 13, identifying the limitations that may be placed on low-visibility operations when a radio altimeter is required and where the 5G C-Band is deployed.

1/11/2022

Airport Alert: Unvaccinated Federal Employees Will Be Required to Test Regularly for COVID-1

the White House Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued updated guidance that requires agencies to test unvaccinated employees who interact with the public or report to federal facilities

1/10/2022

Regulatory Alert: FAA/TSA to Host Industry Day on Response Planning for Unauthorized UAS Ops.

FAA announced that the agency, in partnership with the TSA, will host an “Industry Day on the Part 139 Airport Operator’s Response to Unauthorized UAS Operations.”

1/8/2022

Regulatory Alert: FAA Releases List of 50 Airports Subject to Additional 5G Interference Mitigation

FAA released a list of 50 airports where AT&T and Verizon will implement additional mitigation measures to reduce the potential impact of 5G interference.

1/7/2022

Airport Alert: 2021 AAAE Federal Affairs Annual Report

The AAAE Legislative, Regulatory, and Transportation Security & Facilitation teams are pleased to present you with the 2021 Federal Affairs Annual Report.

1/4/2022

Regulatory Alert: DOT and AT&T/Verizon Agree to 5G Delay and Mitigation Measures

DOT and FAA reached an agreement with AT&T and Verizon to delay the deployment of the 5G C-Band network by two weeks and to adopt some additional mitigation measures to reduce potential impacts of 5G interference on the NAS.

12/30/2021

Regulatory Alert: FAA Provides Update on Operational Impacts of 5G Interference

FAA provided a briefing to AAAE, along with other aviation organizations, on the upcoming initial deployment of the 5G network and its potential impacts on the NAS.

12/20/2021

Regulatory Alert: FAA Announces Deadlines on the Use of FY22 AIP Entitlement Funds

FAA announced deadlines for submitting a NOI and final grant application for the use of primary, cargo, and nonprimary entitlement funds that are available under AIP for FY22.

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