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The first goal of any transportation agency is safety. Yet over 40,000 American die on the transportation system every year. New proposals for safer streets, better vehicle design, and crash avoidance technology are reshaping the narrative around safety in an effort to reverse the downward trend of transportation safety. Governments are also concerned about the security of the system. Terrorism, hacking, and international affairs can threaten the transportation systems that support the national economy.

Representatives Discuss the Impacts of Leaded Aviation Fuel on Communities and Children

Some general aviation aircraft use high-compression piston engines, which requires gasoline with a high octane level. While...

NTSB Asks for Funding & Personnel Increases, Expanded & Clarified Authorities at House Hearing

This week, the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board came to Capitol Hill to give an update on the NTSB's current status...

Webinar: Eyes in the Skies: How The Ukrainian Crisis Affects Aviation

The war in Ukraine has touched almost every corner of the world in almost as many ways. From parts availability to rising oil prices,...

Communication Breakdown: T&I Hearing Shows Differing Perspectives Between FAA and FCC on 5G and Aviation Safety

Reminiscent of a certain Led Zeppelin song, all witnesses and Representatives agreed on the utter lack of communication and...

House Panel Grills FAA Chief Over Implementation of Congressional Directives

Yesterday, the House Aviation Subcommittee got an update from the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration on the status of...

Eno Releases New Paper Aimed at Ensuring Long-Term Safety for Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

How did flying become the safety way to travel? Despite speeds regularly over 500 miles per hour, heavy vehicles carrying hundreds of...

Guiding the New UAS Industry to Safety Excellence

The aviation industry and regulators are achieving many notable successes in creating effective policies to facilitate the integration...

Maintaining Safety and Updating Regulations for the Commercial Space Industry Receive Bipartisan Support

The Subcommittee on Aviation of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing “Starships and Stripes...

Guest Op-Ed: Action and Reaction: The Belarus Gambit to Force Diversion of Ryanair Flight 4978

Before the end of World War II, the United States government brought representatives of nations from around the world to Chicago to...

Op-Ed: Opening Up Global Air Travel—Safely

One of the indelible effects of the COVID-19 outbreak is the dramatic decrease in air travel. Now that parts of the world are starting...

Frustration on Progress, Concern About Noise are Key Topics at House NextGen ATC Roundtable

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation held a virtual roundtable this week on air traffic control (ATC)...

Year-End Funding Bill Creates New Requirements for Aircraft Certification

As part of the massive omnibus funding bill passed by Congress yesterday, which contains the second round of COVID relief money,...

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