Tag: Michael Huerta

FAA Will Require Newly Designed Aircraft to Be Quieter

Reading Time: < 1 minute Beginning in January 1, 2018, the FAA will require newly designed aircraft to be quieter which will help toward lowering noise around airports and surrounding communities. Called “Stage 5 Airplane Noise Standards,” this FAA rule ensures that the latest available noise reduction technology is incorporated into new aircraft designs. As a result, new airplane type […]

FAA Proposes Mentoring Programs For Airline Hires

Reading Time: < 1 minute New airline pilots would go through professional development and mentoring programs along with enhanced training for captain upgrades, under a proposed rule the FAA developed after several years of working with airlines and others in the industry. The agency announced this week it will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which would open a 90-day […]

Federal Aviation Administration Dedicates New Tucson Control Tower

Reading Time: 2 minutes FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today joined federal and local officials in dedicating the new ATC tower at Tucson International Airport. The new tower is 252 feet tall – about double the height of the old tower, which served the airport for 58 years. It provides air traffic controllers with better airfield views and makes it […]

Two Major Drone Announcements by FAA Administrator

Reading Time: < 1 minute Speaking at the AUVSI annual conference in New Orleans, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the agency is establishing a broad-based advisory committee that will provide advice on key unmanned aircraft integration issues. He also announced plans to make it easier for students to fly unmanned aircraft (PDF) as part of their coursework. Huerta said the […]