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New Small Drone Rules Start Today

WASHINGTON – New Small Drone Rules Start Today. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the implementation of the first operational rules for routine non-hobbyist use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or..

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North American Freight Numbers BTS Statistics Release June 2016

North American Freight Numbers BTS Statistics Release June 2016  All transportation modes except air carried less cross-border freight by value in June 2016 compared to June 2015 resulting in a 6.4 percent decrease to $92.7 billion in the total current..

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FAA Drone Knowledge Test Starts August 29, 2016!

Get Ready for the New Small Drone Rule: FAA’s Drone Knowledge Test! A new world of opportunities for drone operators opens next week on August 29 when the new small drone rule for non-hobbyists becomes effective. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)..

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The Importance of Positive Train Control Progress and Funding

New Status Update Underscores Need for Continued Positive Train Control Implementation and Funding.  Updated railroad-by-railroad and industry data on progress toward implementation released WASHINGTON— What is the importance of positive train control progress and funding? A status update released today..

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BTS Statistics Release May 2016 U.S. Airline Traffic Data

BTS Statistics Release May 2016 U.S. Airline Traffic Data The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that U.S. airlines’ systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service load factor – a measure of the use of airline..

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What the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Uses to Manage Training

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has successfully completed a week of onsite ATMS (Advanced Training Management System) training at the Ohakea Air Force Base in New Zealand.  The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Completed ATMS Training – ATMS..

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The FAA is Hiring Air Traffic Controllers – 1400 Positions!

The FAA is Hiring Air Traffic Controllers – The FAA is Hiring Air Traffic Controllers In preparation for the future workforce, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it will be accepting applications from entry-level candidates for air traffic controller..

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FAA Administrator Talks Safety and Innovation at EAA AirVenture Air Show

FAA Administrator Talks Safety and Innovation at EAA AirVenture Air Show Speaking before a diverse general aviation audience at the EAA AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta underscored the importance of government and industry collaboration and..

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Nearly $1.5 Million Pilots and Technicians Needed by 2035

Boeing Forecasts Nearly $1.5 Million Pilots and Technicians Needed by 2035 Jul 27, 2016 – 16:04PM – Courtesy of Galleon Extraordinary demand for pilots, technicians, and cabin crew As global economies expand and airlines take delivery of tens of thousands of..

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FRA Prevention of Deaths at Railroad Crossings

FRA Prevention of Deaths at Railroad Crossings and Calls on Railroads, States, Tech Companies, Congress and Others to Be More Aggressive WASHINGTON—Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah E. Feinberg today called for greater action to prevent fatalities at the nation’s more than..

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29 New Maritime Advisory Panel Members

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the appointment of 29 New Maritime Advisory Panel members to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Committee (MTSNAC).  Established in 2010, MTSNAC is comprised of leaders from commercial transportation firms, ship..

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Airline Complaints, Cancellations Down, On-Time Performance Up

May 2016 Complaints, Cancellations Down and On-Time Performance Up From Previous Year WASHINGTON – FAA Airline Performance Report May 2016 – In May, the U.S. Department of Transportation received 1,134 complaints about airline service from consumers, down 24.0 percent from..

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FAA Helps Modernize General Aviation Airplanes and Helicopters

July 7, 2016 – FAA Helps Modernize General Aviation Airplanes and Helicopters – A new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy encourages general aviation aircraft owners to voluntary install safety equipment on airplanes and helicopters that is not required by the..

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FAA Awards NextGen Contract to Lockheed Martin

July 6, 2015 FAA Awards NextGen Contract to Lockheed Martin – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin worth $344 million to develop and implement a new NextGen technology that will improve the efficiency of departures and arrivals,..

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Medical Simulation Training Center Directory – Medical Training Magazine

Medical Simulation Training Center Directory Halldale’s Medical Training Magazine (formerly Medsim) directory includes a comprehensive list of medical simulation training centers located around the globe many of which are accredited by the following entities: American College of Surgeons (ACS) American..

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U.S. Department of Transportation Winning Cities of the Every Place Counts Design Challenge

PHILADELPHIA –Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the four winning cities of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Every Place Counts Design Challenge, which aims to raise awareness and identify inclusive community design solutions that bridge the infrastructure divide..

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NextGen Data Comm for Los Angeles International Airport

NextGen Data Comm for Los Angeles International Airport June 24 – NextGen is bringing new benefits to Los Angeles International Airport through a technology called Data Comm. Data Comm revolutionizes communications between air traffic controllers and pilots by replacing some..

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What are the DOT and FAA Rules for Drone Systems?

WASHINGTON –  What are the DOT and FAA Rules for Drone Systems? Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways..

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US Department of Transportation Partners with DC Solar for Smart City Challenge

US Department of Transportation Partners with DC Solar for Smart City Challenge Winning city to receive $1.5 million in mobile solar technology   WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that DC Solar Solutions, the largest manufacturer of..

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Which US Aerospace Company Manufactured Global Hawk Surveillance Drone?

Which US Aerospace Company Manufactured Global Hawk Surveillance Drone? The Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk is an unmanned (UAV) surveillance aircraft initially designed by Ryan Aeronautical (now part of Northrop Grumman), and known as Tier II+ during the development process...

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A New Day for Railroad Employee Training

An Integrated LMS for Railroad Employee Training With ATMS’s built-in LMS and eLearning for Compliance Training (Learning Management System) for railroad and transportation companies, flexibility is the key when it comes to delivering training content and evaluating trainees and eLearning..

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