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Posted on 8/6/2020

Security Policy Alert: ASAC Subcommittee on Insider Threat White Paper on COVID-19-Related Aviation

The Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) Subcommittee on Insider Threat recently formed a working group, led by AAAE's Colleen Chamberlain, to review the impact of the COVID-19 health emergency on the aviation insider risk landscape.

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8/6/2020

Security Policy Alert: ASAC Subcommittee on Insider Threat White Paper on COVID-19-Related Aviation

The Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) Subcommittee on Insider Threat recently formed a working group, led by AAAE's Colleen Chamberlain, to review the impact of the COVID-19 health emergency on the aviation insider risk landscape.

8/6/2020

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

TSA held its monthly conference call for airport stakeholders.

8/5/2020

Action Alert: Negotiations on Coronavirus Relief Package Accelerating

Republican and Democrat leaders negotiating the next phase of coronavirus relief are reporting some progress in their discussions and pointing to an end-of-week deadline to try and reach a deal on a comprehensive package.

7/31/2020

Airport Alert: Bill Introduced Requiring Passengers and Employees to Wear

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Rick Larsen (D-WA) late yesterday introduced the Healthy Flights Act of 2020 - a bill that would require passengers, airport employees

7/31/2020

Airport Alert: House Clears FY21 DOT Spending Bill

The House approved a six-bill minibus appropriations package that includes the Fiscal Year 2021 spending bill for the Department of Transportation, almost $6.4 billion for airport infrastructure and a $2.8 million plus-up for the contract tower progr

7/28/2020

Regulatory Alert: DOT Announces Over $273 Million in AIP Grants for Projects at 184 Airports

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the award of over $273 million in airport infrastructure grants, which will fund projects at 184 airports in 41 states and 6 territories.

7/28/2020

Action Alert: Urge Lawmakers to Provide Additional Assistance to Airports Impacted by Coronavirus

Please contact your elected officials as soon as possible and ask them to ensure that the final bill includes at least $10 billion to help airports deal with the global pandemic.

7/27/2020

Airport Alert: Senate Republicans Release Coronavirus Package with $10 Billion for Airports

After a full week of intense negotiations with the White House, Senate Republican leaders this afternoon released the outlines of their proposed next round of coronavirus relief, including $10 bil for airports.

7/27/2020

Press Release: AAAE Applauds $10 Billion for Airports in Senate Republican Coronavirus Relief Pkg.

AAAE applauds inclusion of $10 Billion for Airports in Senate Republican coronavirus relief proposal and Todd Hauptli has released a statement about it today July 27, 2020.

7/22/2020

Regulatory Alert: EPA Releases Proposed GHG Emissions Standards for Airplanes

The EPA released a proposed rule that would establish GHG emission standards for engines that are used in subsonic jet and turboprop airplanes exceeding a certain maximum takeoff weight.

7/22/2020

Airport Alert: Commerce Committee Approves Two Airport Bills

Today, July, 22 2020, the Senate Commerce Committee approved two AAAE-backed bills by voice vote.

7/22/2020

Security Policy Alert: TSA Issues Extended Alternative Measure for Certain Security Requirements

TSA has posted to the HSIN the National AM 1542-20-03B which provides for alternative measures for certain security directive requirements.

7/18/2020

Airport Alert: House Committee Clears Way for Defense Bill

The House Rules Committee finished considering a defense authorization bill and a handful of airport-related amendments on a wide range of topics including the Contract Tower Program, PFAS, Buy American requirements and foreign jet bridges.

7/15/2020

Regulatory Alert: White House Releases NEPA Modernization Final Rule

On July 15, 2020, the White House's CEQ released a final rule that comprehensively rewrites the NEPA regulations with the goal of accelerating the approval of infrastructure project reviews.

7/15/2020

Airport Alert: House Appropriations Committee Clears FY21 DHS/TSA/CBP Spending Bill

The House Appropriations Committee approved a FY21 DHS spending bill on July 15, 2020.

7/14/2020

Regulatory Alert: AAAE Solicits Feedback on FAA's ATC Facility Hour Adjustments

AAAE is soliciting feedback through a survey from airports that have been affected by the FAA April 27 decision to temporarily adjust operating hours at 90 ATC facilities in light of the ongoing pandemic.

7/14/2020

Airport Alert: House Appropriations Committee Clears FY21 DOT Spending Bill

The House Appropriations Committee approved a FY21 DOT spending bill on July 14, 2020 that includes almost $6.4 billion for airport programs.

7/14/2020

Press Release: AAAE Partners with ISSA & GBAC on Airport Cleaning & Disinfection Accreditation

AAAE and GBAC have established a formal partnership to accredit airports that meet the highest level of cleanliness and safety at their facilities to minimize risk from coronavirus and other infectious agents.

7/13/2020

Regulatory Alert: AAAE Submits Comments on FAA's Supersonic Airplane Noise Standards NPRM

AAAE submitted comments to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in response to the agency's proposed rulemaking to establish subsonic noise certification standards for supersonic airplanes arriving and departing airports.

7/9/2020

Action Alert: Please Urge Your Lawmakers To Help Airports in Next Coronavirus Relief

Please contact your lawmakers as soon as possible and urge them to provide additional funds to help airports offset significant financial losses and increased costs related to the coronavirus pandemic.

7/8/2020

Airport Alert: House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY21 DOT Spending Bill

The House Transportation Approps. Subcommittee today approved a FY21 spending bill for the DOT that proposes almost $6.4 bil. for airport infrastructure, funding for small community programs, and a $2.8 mil. increase for the Contract Tower Program.

7/7/2020

Airport Alert: House Subcommittee Approves FY 2021 DHS/TSA/CBP Funding Bill

The House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee approved a FY 2021 funding bill for DHS and its component agencies, including TSA and CBP, in a short business meeting.

7/7/2020

Airport Alert: House Appropriations Committee Unveils FY21 DOT Spending Bill With Proposed Increases

The House Appropriations Committee today released a FY21 spending bill for DOT that proposes almost $6.4 bil. for airport infrastructure projects, funding for small community programs, and a $2.8 mil. increase for the Contract Tower Program.

7/6/2020

Security Policy Alert: TSA's Stay Healthy, Stay Secure Campaign Video and Infographic

TSA has officially filed a difference to the ICAO regarding the recently adopted international standard for 100 percent staff screening.