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Washington Report, July/August 2024

Washington Report, July/August 2024

  • 25 Jun 2024 06:21 PM
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On May 16, US President Joe Biden signed legislation to provide the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with its latest five-year mandate and to fund the agency for fiscal years 2024–2028, with more than $105B for the FAA and $738M for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) during those years.

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Washington Report, May/June 2024

Washington Report, May/June 2024

  • 01 May 2024 07:40 PM
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On March 8, US President Joe Biden signed legislation that temporarily extended the operating authority for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) until May 10. The bill, HR.7454, the Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2024, is the third time Congress extended the FAA’s authority since September, the end of fiscal year 2023 (FY23), when the FAA’s operating authority expired.

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Washington Report, Mar/Apr 2024

Washington Report, Mar/Apr 2024

  • 20 Feb 2024 02:42 AM
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On Dec. 12, 2023, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published interim noise standards guidance for the developers of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft with tilting rotors or propellers, a category that includes certain electric VTOL (eVTOL) aircraft designs.

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Washington Report, Jan/Feb 2024

Washington Report, Jan/Feb 2024

  • 15 Jan 2024 05:51 PM
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On Dec. 11, the US House of Representatives passed legislation that would extend the deadline to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) until March 8, 2024.

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Washington Report, Nov/Dec 2023

Washington Report, Nov/Dec 2023

  • 04 Nov 2023 10:11 PM
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On Sept. 7, US President Joe Biden announced his intention to nominate Michael G.Whitaker as the next administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Washington Report, Sept-Oct 2023

Washington Report, Sept-Oct 2023

  • 25 Aug 2023 04:28 PM
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On July 19, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) posted its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) with proposed changes to the airworthiness rules for light sport aircraft (LSA).

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Washington Report, Jul-Aug 2023

Washington Report, Jul-Aug 2023

  • 05 Jul 2023 02:39 PM
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The Biden administration is evaluating candidates to serve as Administrator of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). According to a May 1 report in Axios, the administration views Mike Whitaker as a frontrunner to lead the agency.

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Washington Report, May-June 2023

Washington Report, May-June 2023

  • 19 Apr 2023 11:58 PM
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On March 9, the Biden Administration unveiled its budget request for fiscal year 2024 (FY24). The Department of Defense (DoD) requested $842B for FY24, an increase of $26B over FY23. In terms of vertical lift aircraft, this year’s proposed budget is largely consistent with the request for FY23.

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Washington Report, Mar-Apr 2023

Washington Report, Mar-Apr 2023

  • 19 Mar 2023 06:08 AM
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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made progress towards implementing a framework for certification and operation of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) and civil tiltrotor aircraft.

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Washington Report, Jan-Feb 2023

Washington Report, Jan-Feb 2023

  • 17 Dec 2022 01:28 AM
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is aiming to release a plan for regulating eVTOL aircraft operations in May. In a Nov. 17 speech at the Aero Club of Washington, Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen said that the agency will release an “implementation plan” that will enable the FAA to match the level of activity occurring in industry.

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