Memorandum

Date: June 18, 2018

Subject: INFORMATION: Audit Announcement | FAA’s Oversight of Aircraft Evacuation Procedures | Project No. 18A3006A000 Federal Aviation Administration

From: Matthew E. Hampton Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits

To: Director, Audit and Evaluation, FAA

The effective evacuation of civil a...

Travelers at DFW International Airport soon could be more comfortable while they wait to fly. The airport plans to install specialized glass that controls the heat and glare entering through tarmac-facing windows in terminals.

The airport has approved a $25.5 million contract with California-based technology c...

WASHINGTON — A top federal lawmaker is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to study engine safety in the aftermath of last week's fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines flight.

The call came a day before it was revealed that the engine's manufacturer was considering updated inspection guidelines in the weeks ahead of...

WASHINGTON — Minimum standards for ever-shrinking airplane seat sizes. A ban on airlines bumping ticketed passengers who have already boarded an aircraft. A prohibition on in-flight voice calls, including those made over Wi-Fi.

Those are just a few changes air travelers might notice if a Federal Aviation Administration re au...

Two Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee are pushing Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on aviation oversight following the recent fatality on a Southwest Airlines flight.

House Transportation Committee ranking member Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Aviation Subcommittee ranking member Rick La...

May 8, 2018

HNTB survey identifies trends emerging within past year including significantly increased use of ride-sharing services as well as a more positive experience at airports

  • Use of ride-sharing services among air travelers for the trip to and from airports has tripled within the past year to 42 percent compared to14 percent i...

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao released the following statement regarding today’s incident on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380:

"The Department extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the airline passenger who was fatally injured today. The Department's priority is to work...

The build-out of the third phase of its solar farm is expected to allow the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport to become 100 percent energy self-sufficient.

The achievement, according to officials, would make the airport the nation's first to be self-sufficient via solar power.

That's a feat worth writing home about, especially...

The bill to reauthorize federal aviation programs could host non-aviation legislation, including corrections to the 2017 tax act and the Senate’s self-driving car bill.

The Federal Aviation Administration re-authorization bills (H.R. 4, S. 1405) include language protecting airline passengers, and address drone access to airs...

What We Looked At

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimates that between 2017 and 2021, there will be a need for approximately $32.5 billion in airport projects eligible for funding from the Federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) for safety, security, and airfield projects. Federal law requires airports to use r...

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