Secretary Chao announced $527.8M in airport infrastructure grants to 584 airports six months earlier than Secretary Foxx’s, which sounds intentionally timed.
These FAA jobs need to be filled, but creating incumbents before the Administrator’s replacement puts the FAA’s next leader in a difficult situation.
If IDOT’s RFI process is successful, Chicago’s long-term aviation status will be preserved. IDOT is doing the right thing and is doing so on a timely basis.
Secretary Chao’s infrastructure initiative holds great potential. Here are changes which the Secretary may implement without a long NPRM process.
This case pushes the limits of FAA’s §44704. Reauthorization should include clarification on the FAA’s powers on the “airworthiness” of these carry-ons.
If an airline is a business goal and you you have the capital, there is a way to your goal. FAA regulations are demanding, but possible.
How well is Part 117 being implemented? The SMS experience has shown that solutions designed to respond to a specific airline’s profile are preferable to many universal regulatory fixes. Maybe here, too?
President Trump insinuated that his aircraft’s chief pilot would be the next FAA Administrator, but running the FAA is a job demanding more than excellent piloting skills, particularly with the Executive Challenges of completing NextGen.