Posted on 11/30/2020

Action Alert: Please Communicate to Your Elected Officials the Importance of Airport and Aviatio...

With Congress working to wrap up the lame duck session and the 116th Congress over the next few weeks and with a coronavirus relief package still a possibility...

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Action Alert: Please Communicate to Your Elected Officials the Importance of Airport and Aviatio...

With Congress working to wrap up the lame duck session and the 116th Congress over the next few weeks and with a coronavirus relief package still a possibility...


Regulatory Alert: FAA Proposes Policy Update on Use of Airport Revenue for Health Screening Measures

FAA has shared a proposal that would update its existing guidance to permit airports to use their revenue to cover the costs of health screening programs or activities, including COVID-19 testing programs...


Airport Alert: DOT Seeks Applications for Small Community Air Service Grants

DOT released an order inviting communities and consortia of communities to apply for up to $13 million in grants under the Small Community Air Service...


Airport Alert: President-elect Biden to Nominate Alejandro Mayorkas as Next DHS Secretary

President-elect Biden announced that he intends to nominate Alejandro (Ali) Mayorkas to become the Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) when he takes office on January 20.


Airport Alert: TSA, Industry Highlight Efforts To Protect Public Health and Safety

AAAE President and CEO Todd Hauptli participated in a media roundtable with Transportation Security Administration Administrator, David Pekoske...


Action Alert: Contact Your Members of Congress Regarding TSA ASP Amendment on Employee Screening

In response to concerns we have received from a number of airports across the country regarding TSA’s proposed Airport Security Program (ASP) amendment (TSA-NA-20-02) related to the screening of aviation workers, AAAE has held a number...


Airport Alert: FAA Seeks Feedback from Part 139 Airports on COVID-19 Mitigation Measures

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is distributing a voluntary survey to Part 139 commercial service airports, requesting anonymous feedback on practices and measures that have been implemented to reduce and mitigate the risks...


Airport Alert: Senate Committee Advanced Legislation on TSA’s Registered Traveler Program

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation advanced a number of bills to the full Senate for consideration including the Registered Traveler Act of 2020 and the PreCheck Mobile Enrollment Act.


Security Policy Alert: TSA Shares 2020 Thanksgiving Holiday Security Operations Plan

TSA shared with AAAE the agency's security operations plan -- often referred to as a placemat -- for the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday.


Airport Alert: US Government Launches to Educate Passengers

Today the U.S. DOT, HHS, DHS, and the Department of State announced the establishment of a new web portal,, where airline passengers can receive updated information on how to ensure a safe and healthy travel experience.


Press Release: AAAE Unveils Airport Finance and Law Enforcement Certification Programs

AAAEhas added two new certification options to its extensive offering of Airport Certified Employee (ACE) programs – ACE Airport Finance and ACE Airport LEO.


Action Alert: Lawmakers to Try Again on Coronavirus Relief

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) intends to focus on coronavirus relief and the fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills during the lame duck session.


Security Policy Alert: Summary of TSA's Monthly Conference Call for Airport Stakeholders

TSA held its monthly conference call for airport stakeholders. The conference call was led by Alan Paterno, TSA's Airport Industry Engagement Manager in the office of Policy, Plans and Engagement (PPE).


Press Release: Greg Kelly, A.A.E., Honored with AAAE Distinguished Service Award

Greg Kelly, A.A.E., Executive Director at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, was award the AAAE Distinguished Service Award today at a meeting of the Savannah Airport Commission.


Security Policy Alert: TSA Makes Policy and Personnel Announcements

TSA has approved a partial renewal of the National Alternative Measure (AM) 1542-20-03C which became effective on November 1 and now expires on February 28, 2021.


Action Alert: Coronavirus Impact Survey Deadline Extended

This is a quick note to thank those who have competed our coronavirus impact survey and to let you know that we have extended the deadline.


Regulatory Alert: FAA Announces New Drone Initiative Called BEYOND

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a new drone initiative called BEYOND, replacing the three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) that concluded this month.


Regulatory Alert: FAA Deputy Administrator Dan Elwell Plans to Depart Agency

FAA Deputy Administrator Dan Elwell has reportedly told Reuters that he is planning to depart the agency near the end of November 2020.


Action Alert: Please Complete AAAE’s Latest Coronavirus Impact Survey

This is a quick reminder to please complete our coronavirus impact survey.


Airport Alert: Harvard Releases Study on Coronavirus Transmission Risk During Air Travel

Harvard released a report from the Aviation Public Health Initiative (APHI) to apprise the aviation industry and the traveling public about the risks of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) transmission during air travel.


Security Policy Alert: TSA Resource Allocation Plan for Fiscal Year 2021 (RAP21)

Today, TSA’s Security Operations provided AAAE additional details on the agency’s Resource Allocation Plan (RAP) for Fiscal Year 2021.


Airport Alert: Senate Rejects "Skinny" Coronavirus Relief Proposal

The Senate rejected an effort by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to advance a scaled-back $500 billion coronavirus relief package.


Airport Alert: Senate Rejects Coronavirus Relief Proposals

As White House officials and House Democratic leaders continue their negotiations over a broader coronavirus relief package, the Senate rejected a narrow proposal to provide additional support to small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Progr


Regulatory Alert: FAA Releases Final Rule Streamlining Commercial Space Licensing Requirements

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a final rule streamlining the launch and reentry licensing requirements for commercial space vehicle operators.