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News and updates to FAA regulatory information, including formal publications, regulations and guidance material.

US Federal Aviation Administration

  • FAA Accepting Applications for Workforce Development Grants

    Date: 01/19/2021 10:52 PM

    WASHINGTONThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is seeking applications for two Aviation Workforce Development Grant programs aimed at developing and inspiring a more inclusive pool of pilots and aviation maintenance technicians to join the next generation of aviation professionals.

    The Aircraft Pilots Workforce Development Grants provide money to expand the pilot workforce and educate students to become pilots, aerospace engineers or unmanned aircraft systems operators. The Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Grants will help prepare a more inclusive talent pool of aviation maintenance technicians. Applicants from academia and the aviation community can submit applications through www.grants.gov through March 22.

    Eligible organizations may apply for grants ranging from $25,000 to $500,000 for any single grant per fiscal year.

    The Notice of Funding Opportunity for each grant provides detailed information on eligibility, deadlines, evaluation criteria and application procedures. To ensure fair and open competition for the grants, answers to public questions will be posted on the FAA website at www.faa.gov/go/awd. Potential applicants are encouraged to visit the site to review answers to frequently asked questions, eligibility requirements and guidelines that may assist them to complete their grant application.

  • FAA Air Traffic Report

    Date: 01/19/2021 06:52 PM

    Today's Air Traffic Report:

    Low clouds could slow flights today in Dallas-Fort Worth (DAL, DFW), San Diego (SAN) and Seattle (SEA). Strong winds are forecast in Los Angeles (LAX), the New York area (EWR, JFK, LGA) and San Francisco (SFO). Snow is possible in Chicago (MDW, ORD), Detroit (DTW) and Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP).

    Pilots: Check out the new Graphical Forecasts for Aviation (GFA) Tool from the Aviation Weather Center.

    For up-to-the-minute air traffic operations information, visit fly.faa.gov, and follow @FAANews on Twitter for the latest news and Air Traffic Alerts.

    The FAA Air Traffic Report provides a reasonable expectation of any daily impactsto normal air traffic operations, i.e. arrival/departure delays, ground stoppages, airport closures. This information is for air traffic operations planning purposes and is reliable as weather forecasts and other factors beyond our ability to control.

    Always check with your air carrier for flight-specific delay information.

  • FAA Issues Commercial Space Reentry Site Operator License to Space Florida

    Date: 01/19/2021 03:05 PM

    After completing an assessment of potential environmental impacts, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Space Floridas application for a commercial space Reentry Site Operator License (RSOL) at the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) in Titusville, Fla.

    The FAA determined that no significant environmental impacts would result from operations at the site. The license, which was issued after the company met all safety and risk requirements, is valid for five years.

    The Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) and the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) are posted on the project web page. The RSOL is posted here.

    Space Florida is expanding the capabilities of the SLF to allow commercial space operators to horizontally land reentry vehicles. It anticipates up to one reentry in 2021, and increasing to up to six reentries annually by 2025. Each commercial space operator applying to reenter at the SLF will develop a separate environmental document to support its specific vehicle requirements. These documents will be subject to FAA approval and will be tiered from the recently completed environmental assessment.

    Information about the FAAs environmental review process forcommercial space transportationis posted atfaa.gov/space/environmental.

  • New Safety Data Tool Available on FAA.gov Website

    Date: 01/15/2021 02:27 PM

    WASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making it easier to research aviation safety guidance material from the Office of Aviation Safety (AVS).

    The Dynamic Regulatory System (DRS) combines more than 65 document types from more than a dozen different repositories into a single searchable application. This comprehensive knowledge center centralizes the FAAs aviation safety guidance material from the Flight Standards Information System (FSIMS) and the agencys Regulatory Guidance System (RGL).

    Each guidance document includes a link to the Code of Federal Regulations provision on which the document is based. DRS contains more than 2 million regulatory guidance documents, which can be browsed or searched. A search engine allows for basic or advanced searches and different ways to sort and view the results. The system includes pending and current versions of all documents along with their revision history. Information in the DRS is updated every 24 hours.

    The DRS exceeds the requirements of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-254), to establish a centralizedsafety database. DRS is constantly evolving, and in the future will provide even more features, functionality and document types. It will allow the agency to eventually sunset legacy systems such as FSIMS and RGL. Subject matter experts across the global aviation community collaborated on this project.

    The tool represents a giant step forward in providing consistency and standardization of regulatory interpretation by expediting research of aviation regulations and related documents. In the past, complex research projects could sometimes take days. DRS has consolidated all of this information so projects can be completed in minutes.

  • Super Bowl LV Flight Requirements for GA Pilots

    Date: 01/14/2021 08:04 PM

    General Aviation pilots who want to fly around Tampa, Fla., Feb. 3 9, 2021 will need to check out the FAAs Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for air traffic procedures for the area. Super Bowl LV is Sunday, Feb. 7, at Raymond James Stadium. Game time will be at approximately 6:30 p.m. EST.

    The FAA has published a webpage with information for Tampa, Fla. area airspace and airports. The Agency will update the webpage as additional information becomes available.

    As a designated National Security Special Event, additional unmanned aircraft restrictions will be in place before, during and after the Super Bowl. Learn more here: Super Bowl LV is a No Drone Zone.

    A reservation program to facilitate ground services at the following Tampa Bay area airports will be in effect Feb. 3 9, 2021. Pilots should contact the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) at their airport to obtain reservations and additional information.

    • Tampa International Airport (TPA)
    • Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
    • Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL)
    • St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)

    Special air traffic procedures to minimize air traffic delays and enhance safety will be in effect for the following airports:

    • Tampa International Airport (TPA)
    • St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)
    • Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL)
    • Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)
    • Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport (BKV)
    • Tampa Executive Airport (VDF)
    • Clearwater Airpark (CLW)
    • Pilot Country Airport (X05)
    • Albert Whitted Airport (SPG)
    • Zephyrhills Municipal Airport (ZPH)
    • Peter O. Knight Airport (TPF)
    • Tampa North Aero Park (X39)
    • Plant City Airport (PCM)
    • Bartow Executive Airport (BOW)
    • Winter Haven Regional Airport (GIF)
    • South Lakeland Airport (X49)
    • Venice Municipal Airport (VNC)

    Arrival and Departure Route Requirements:
    The NOTAM includes specific arrival and departure route requirements for jet and turboprop aircraft.

    FAA ATC Air Traffic Management Initiatives
    Air traffic management initiatives may include:

    • Ground Delay Programs (GDP)
    • Airspace Flow Programs (AFP)
    • Time Based Metering
    • Miles in Trail
    • Airborne Holding
    • Ground Stops
    • Reroutes
    • Altitude Restriction
    • Gate Hold Procedures

    Arrival and Departure Route Requirements:
    The NOTAM includes specific arrival and departure route requirements for jet and turboprop aircraft.

    FAA ATC Air Traffic Management Initiatives
    Air traffic management initiatives may include:

    • Ground Delay Programs (GDP)
    • Airspace Flow Programs (AFP)
    • Time Based Metering
    • Miles in Trail
    • Airborne Holding
    • Ground Stops
    • Reroutes
    • Altitude Restriction
    • Gate Hold Procedures

    Special Event TFR for Super Bowl Sunday February 7, 2021
    The FAA will publish a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) for Super Bowl LV centered on Raymond James Stadium. At this time, the TFR is expected to be active from 5:30 p.m. EST (2130z) until 11:59 p.m. EST (0459z) on Sunday, February 7. The TFR will have a 10 nautical mile inner core and a 30 nautical mile outer ring.

    The TFR is for general aviation and drone pilots. Pilots should continually check https://tfr.faa.gov/ for updated information on the time and details of this TFR.

    The TFR will not affect regularly scheduled commercial flights flying in and out of Tampa International Airport (TPA). Emergency medical, public safety and military aircraft may enter the TFR in coordination with air traffic control.

    The FAA will post the full text and graphic depiction of the Super Bowl LV TFR later in January.


NOTE: The information above is presented as is. We can take no responsibility for errors occurred in the transmission of this feed.

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