“FAA Statement on Pratt & Whitney Engine Emergency Airworthiness Directive”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 23, 2021)---today, the FAA issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD) (PDF) tonight that requires U.S. operators of airplanes equipped with certain Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines to inspect these engines before further flight. The FAA is taking this action as the result of a fan-blade failure that occurred Saturday on…

Bee News Daily Afternoon Spotlight: FAA To Hold Webinar on Aviation Noise Effects and Mitigation Research Portfolio


WASHINGTON, DC (February 11, 2021)– The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold a public webinar to present its recently-released Noise Research Portfolio and Neighborhood Environmental Survey on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. ET. The webinar will provide an overview of the agency’s noise research program, including the survey, followed by…

Buttigieg Is Biden’s Transportation Secretary Nominee and Big Investor


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 19, 2021)---President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg, to be Transportation secretary.  Buttigieg will have a confirmation hearing Thursday. Buttigieg lacks the experience to lead the Transportation Department---but he does have a  clear love for policy debates.  But serving as the Nation's Transportation Secretary is not preparation…

President Trump Signed Into Law the: Route 66 Centennial Commission Act


WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 24, 2020)---today,  President Donald J. Trump signed into law S. 1014, the "Route 66 Centennial Commission Act" (the "Act").  "The Act provides for a Commission made up of individuals appointed by the President, in certain cases based on the recommendations of Members of Congress, with responsibility to…

“TSA stops second gun in a two-day period at Norfolk International Airport”


A woman was caught with this handgun in her carry-on bag at a Norfolk International Airport checkpoint on Oct. 10. (TSA photo) NORFOLK, Va.—Transportation Security Administration officers at Norfolk International Airport stopped a gun from getting through the checkpoint on Saturday, Oct. 10, just two days after stopping one on Thursday,…

“Ireland faces devastating blow due to our failure to develop ferry services to Europe”


The failure to develop fast daily direct ferry services to continental Europe has exposed this country to another economic hammer blow in just three months time. The consequences for industry and employment, coming on top of all the other current woes, will be devastating. Since the Brexit vote over four years ago,…

“U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $335 Million in Infrastructure Grants to America’s Airports”


WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Trump Administration will award $335 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 80 airports in 25 states. “Airport infrastructure projects funded by this $335 million in federal funding will advance safety, improve…

“U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $400 Million in Federal Funding Allocations for Four Transit Infrastructure Projects”


WASHINGTON – The Trump Administration today announced a total of $400 million in federal funding will be allocated by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to four transit infrastructure projects in Arizona, Indiana, Missouri, and New Jersey. The projects are advancing towards readiness to receive a Full…