Secretary Chao announced $527.8M in airport infrastructure grants to 584 airports six months earlier than Secretary Foxx’s, which sounds intentionally timed.
President Trump’s executive order on regulation reduction, the “two-for-one” rule, hit the FAA who issued its own request from the public for candidates for elimination.
The Samoan Fa’a culture, which has been preserved for over 3,000 years from threats, might be adopted by the FAA during threats of budget and related proposals.
Nine aviation associations jointly requested the 2018 Appropriations Bill include funding of $159 million for the fully funded and cost-share towers in the contract tower program.
Take a look at the FAA’s press release on NextGen and a transcription of President Trump’s White House meeting with the aviation industry.
The FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center, where aviation safety research is performed, added a Structures and Materials Laboratory. A $2Million capital expenditure that’s important and necessary, especially when compared to Boeing who spends between $3-$4B a year on its Research and Development.
Never has so much been written for so long (40 years), and with such anger as the battle over the closure Santa Monica’s airport. With a new air carrier offering service from SMO, and others advocating ignoring the FAA’s Cease and Desist Order, there is no end in sight.
Over 10 years, between $2B and $4B from the Airport & Airway Trust Fund was diverted to the Highway Trust Fund.