FAA to Update Air Carrier Definitions to Include VTOL/Powered-Lift

Posted on Aug 11th, 2023

The FAA is set to adopt regulatory amendments first proposed in the 2022 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled Update to Air Carrier Definitions. The amendment in question is the addition of powered-lift, also known as Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL), to air carrier definitions, which …

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FAA Reauthorizations Bills Could Permit Hazmat Carriage by Drones

Posted on Jul 20th, 2023

On Wednesday, 19 July, the House of Representatives began its deliberations on the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act, a five-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that was introduced last month alongside a parallel bill from the Senate entitled…

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The Senate and House Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Bills

Posted on Jun 21st, 2023

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation (the “Senate Commerce Committee”) introduced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2023 (the “Senate draft”) on June 12, 2023. In parallel, the House’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (the “H…

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Final Rule Expands Export Administration Regulations on Russia, Belarus, and Iran

Posted on Jun 6th, 2023

The Department of Commerce has published a Final Rule, entitled Implementation of Additional Sanctions Against Russia and Belarus Under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Refinements to Existing Controls. 88 FR 33422. This rule became effective on May 19, 2023 and strengthens Export Ad…

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TWG Congratulates India on Retaining IASA Category 1 Status

Posted on May 30th, 2023

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on April 12, 2023, that India will retain its Category 1 rating pursuant to its most recent performance on an audit under the FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program. India was last assessed in July 2018. Between 2014 and 201…

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President Biden proposes new Flight Delay and Cancellation Compensation Rule

Posted on May 9th, 2023

President Biden held a press conference on May 8, 2023 regarding a proposed new regulation for how airlines should handle compensation for flight delays and cancellations. Also present at the press conference was Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who in a statement released this morni…

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