The International Air Transport Association Launches the Focus Africa Initiative

Posted on Apr 10th, 2023

On April 3rd, 2023, the International Air Transport Association’s (“IATA”) Director General, Willie Walsh, announced IATA’s Focus Africa Initiative. IATA has structured this initiative to serve six key areas of African Aviation: safety, infrastructure, connectivity, finance & distribution, sust…

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Senate Hearing on the Aircraft, Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act

Posted on Mar 13th, 2023

On March 8th, 2023, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation conducted a hearing to interview Billy Nolen, Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, on implementation and oversight of the Aircraft, Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act (Pub. L. 116-26…

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Cabin Fire on United Airlines Flight

Posted on Feb 9th, 2023

Tuesday morning, February 7th, 2023, a United Airlines flight departed San Diego International Airport and soon needed to return due to an external battery pack catching fire onboard. The fire occurred in the cabin of the plane, a Boeing 737, United Airlines 2664, and sent four passengers to the ho…

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FAA Extends Aircraft Registration to 7 Years for All Aircraft

Posted on Jan 31st, 2023

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a final rule on January 18, 2023, extending the validity of aircraft registration from three to seven years. Effective January 23, 2023, all registration certificates are valid for a period of 7 years from the date of issuance. The final rule appl…

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Renewal of Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration System

Posted on Jan 18th, 2023

On January 17, 2023, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published to the Federal Register a notice and request for comments regarding the Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration System. The FAA intends to request for the Office of Management and Budget to renew the collection of Small Unmanned …

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Revisions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Civil Monetary Penalty Amounts for 2023

Posted on Jan 13th, 2023

On January 13, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule enumerating the revisions to civil monetary penalty amounts for 2023 in the Federal Register. Federal agencies are required to adjust minimum and maximum civil penalty amounts annually according to a statutory for…

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