Aviation

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Aviation is part of the lifeblood of modern economies, moving people and goods around the nation and the globe. The American economy literally could not function without it and a tremendous collaborative effort of industry and government maintains the safest airspace in the world. But challenges remain as congestion and delays hinder airports and high-altitude traffic is guided by inefficient and old point-to-point, ground-based radar technology. At the same time, qualified workers needed to meet the global demands for air travel have grown increasingly scarce and new technologies like drones are challenging airline safety and security.

The “CV3” Bill’s $32 Billion for Air Carrier Grants – How Will It Work?

The third coronavirus response package being passed by Congress this week appropriates $32 billion from the general fund of the...

COVID-19 Pandemic Prompts Extension of Real ID Enforcement Deadline

On Thursday, March 26, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf announced a one-year extension of the Real ID enforcement...

The “CV3” Bill’s $10 Billion in Airport Grants – How Will It Work?

The third coronavirus response bill appropriates $10 billion from the general fund of the Treasury for " an additional amount for...

Final Version of $2 Trillion COVID Response Bill Has $114 Billion for Transportation

5:40 a.m. 3/26/2020 update: Earlier this morning, the Senate passed H.R. 748, as amended with the coronavirus aid package, by a vote of...

Senate Coronavirus Response Bill – March 22 a.m. Version

This is the March 22 morning iteration of the Senate's massive coronavirus response legislation. Division A contains the various...

Senate COVID Bill Stalled; House Plan Would More than Double USDOT Appropriations

4:45 p.m. The Senate is still stuck in a partisan logjam over its coronavirus response legislation, having failed again this...

Revised Coronavirus Bill Includes $20 Billion for Mass Transit, $10 Billion for Airports, $58 Billion in Loans for Airlines

A revised version of the trillion-dollar-plus coronavirus response bill circulated by Senate Republicans this morning, after a long...

McConnell Aims to Bring Trillion-Dollar Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Up for Senate Vote on Monday

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said this afternoon that he hopes that the Senate will be able to vote on a...

What Happens When People Stop Flying? Analyzing the Cascade of Downstream Effects

What happens when people just stop flying? We tried to look at that simple question and expand it into the cascade of downstream...

The Coronavirus’ Impact on Aerospace Manufacturing

The COVID-19 crisis brought into sharp relief the critical importance of aviation and aerospace to the American economy. Travel...

Initial McConnell Stimulus Offer to Democrats Includes $58 Billion in Airline Loans but No Airport, Transit Aid

Senate Republicans unveiled their $1 trillion economic stimulus proposal late this afternoon – around $500 billion to write two...

Airlines Ask Over $65 Billion in Federal Relief; Airports Want $10 Billion

Yesterday, the airline industry – through its lobbying arm, Airlines for America – formally asked for a federal aid package that...

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