Category Archives: Airports

FAA to Brief Charlotte Residents on Metroplex Procedures

FAA to Brief Charlotte Residents on Metroplex Procedures May 12– The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold a public meeting on new air traffic control procedures for flights at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) that will be effective on May..

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FAA Expands Drone Detection Pathfinder Initiative

FAA Expands Drone Detection Pathfinder Initiative May 9, 2016 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expanding the part of its Pathfinder Program that focuses on detecting and identifying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flying too close to airports. Today the FAA..

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The TMS vs TMS Distinction – Training vs Transportation Management Software

The TMS vs TMS Distinction – Transportation Management vs Training Management Software I recently had the chance to attend the excellent TIA Capital Ideas Conference in San Antonio, Texas put on by the Transportation Intermediaries association. While scoping out the..

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New FAA Funding Changes for Airport Rail Projects

FAA Proposes Policy Change to PFC Funding for Airport Rail Projects New FAA Funding Changes for Airport Rail Projects – Today, the FAA issued a Federal Register Notice seeking public comment on proposed changes in the Passenger Facility Charge program. Currently,..

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Latest FAA Administrator Makes Two Major Drone Announcements

Latest FAA Administrator Makes Two Major Drone Announcements Latest FAA Administrator Makes Two Major Drone Announcements – Speaking today at the AUVSI annual conference in New Orleans, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the agency is establishing a broad-based advisory committee..

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AQT at WATS 2016 World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow

AQT at WATS 2016 World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow, Shingle Creek Report, Orlando, Florida April 18-21 – AQT Solutions is proud to be exhibiting ATMS (Advanced Training Management System) for the 16th year in a row at WATS 2016, the..

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Richard Branson Backed Gorgeous New Boom Jet Will Fly Across the Atlantic in 3.5 Hours

BY ANDREW ZALESKI , ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST PHOTOGRAPHY BY BOOM TECHNOLOGY Posted April 4, 2016 Feature Photo: A rendering of an airplane created by Boom Technology. Richard Branson backed gorgeous new boom jet is a stunning feat of aviation engineering.  Jaw-dropping concept planes seem..

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FAA Expands Online Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration

FAA Expands Online Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration Thursday, March 31 – Starting today, owners of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) used for commercial, public and other non-model aircraft operations will be able to use the FAA’s new, streamlined, web-based registration..

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FAA Doubles Blanket Altitude for Many UAS Flights

FAA Doubles Blanket Altitude for Many UAS Flights After a comprehensive risk analysis, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has raised the unmanned aircraft (UAS) “blanket” altitude authorization for Section 333 exemption holders and government aircraft operators to 400 feet. Previously,..

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FAA Releases Updated UAS Sighting Reports

FAA Releases Updated UAS Sighting Reports The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released an updated list of pilot, air traffic controller and citizen reports of possible encounters with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The latest report covers August 22, 2015 through January 31,..

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BTS Statistics Release January 2016 North American Freight Numbers

BTS Statistics Release January 2016 North American Freight Numbers   All five major transportation modes – truck, rail, pipeline, vessel and air – carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico..

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FAA & Federal Government Agencies Expand UAS Partnerships

Federal Government Expands UAS Partnerships FAA & Federal Government Agencies Expand UAS Partnerships – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and key government agencies involved in unmanned aircraft operations are expanding participation in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Executive Committee (EXCOM)...

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces Notice of Funding Availability for Infrastructure Projects

  U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces Notice of Funding Availability for Infrastructure Projects FAST Act Increases TIFIA Program Flexibility  WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the availability of credit assistance for critical infrastructure projects across the country..

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BTS Statistics Release: January 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)

BTS 14-16 Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Contact: Dave Smallen Tel: 202-366-5568 Embargoed until Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 11:30 a.m. EST BTS Statistics Release: January 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on..

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Chemical Hazards Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Training Video – OSHA HazCom Standard

Chemical Hazards Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Training Video — GHS Intro & Changes to OSHA HazCom Standard You may show this video on Youtube to students, employees and co-workers in order to provide them with the required introduction to the..

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FAA Proposes Rule to Overhaul Safety Certification Standards

Date: March 9, 2016 Contact: Alison Duquette or Les Dorr Phone: (202) 267-3883 WASHINGTON – FAA Proposes Rule to Overhaul Safety Certification Standards for Small Airplanes. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today proposed a rule that..

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces the Solicitation of Applications for the University Transportation Centers Program

DOT 20-16 Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Contact: Nancy Wilochka Tel.: (202) 366-5128   U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces the Solicitation of Applications for the University Transportation Centers Program Calls on universities across the country to innovate and think big  ..

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FAA Administrator Michael Heurta Visits Singapore

FAA Administrator Michael Heurta Visits Singapore – Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta today signed a milestone Maintenance Implementation Procedures (MIP) agreement with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). He is visiting the Singapore Air Show and meeting..

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Airbus Perlan 2 Glider in Space

Written by Meredith Carey February 08, 2016, Conde Nast Traveler Airbus Perlan 2 Glider in Space Airbus joins Virgin Galactic and Space X in the next-gen space race. Airbus is at it again. For a company that files patents constantly for..

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Secretary Anthony Foxx Unveils $98.1 billion FY 2017 Budget Proposal to Expand Safe, Clean Transportation Programs

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Unveils $98.1 billion FY 2017 Budget Proposal to Expand Safe, Clean Transportation Options for More Communities Across the Country WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced President Obama’s $98.1 billion Fiscal Year 2017..

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FAA Urges Airlines to Assess Lithium Battery Risks

FAA Urges Airlines to Assess Lithium Battery Risks February 9- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a safety alert to U.S. and foreign commercial passenger and cargo airlines, urging them to conduct a safety risk assessment to manage the..

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New FAA video explains that the Super Bowl is a No Drone Zone

The Federal Aviation Administration is launching a new public service announcement to let people know the airspace around Levi’s Stadium is a No Drone Zone during the Super Bowl.   Temporary Flight Restrictions will prohibit certain aircraft operations, including unmanned aircraft..

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WATS Conference 2016, Plus 2015 Highlights

AQT Solutions is proud to be exhibiting ATMS (Advanced Training Management System) for the 16th year in a row at WATS 2016, the World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow, April 18-21. WATS is the world’s largest and best conference for military..

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