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FAA News

FAA Contracts Accelerate Environmentally Friendly Technology

The Federal Aviation Administration has announced $125 million dollars in contracts to develop and demonstrate technologies that will reduce commercial jet fuel consumption, emissions and noise. The contracts are part of the FAA's Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise - or CLEEN - program - to speed up the introduction of "green" technology into aviation.

The FAA is contracting with five companies including Boeing, General Electric, and Rolls-Royce to research and demonstrate a variety of technologies, including sustainable alternative aviation fuels; and lighter and more efficient gas turbine engine components.

Among the goals are a reduction in fuel burn by 33 percent; a 60-percent reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions; and a 32-decibel reduction in cumulative aircraft noise levels.

Friday - 07/09/2010, 11:41am EDT

White House cyberspace draft strategy released

IG: pilot information is at risk, Billions to be spent on smartgrid cybersecurity

Monday - 06/28/2010, 08:30am EDT

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a robotic bald eagle

One man's recently patented design is now at the leading edge of a multimillion-dollar industry: combating bird-aircraft strike hazards.

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 03:49pm EDT

New tool helps lift FAA collaboration

An online knowledge management system has led to better collaboration at the Federal Aviation Administration, according to a government official.

Tuesday - 06/01/2010, 06:00am EDT

FAA Quizzes Web users for better safety

This week, host Ruben Gomez talks with Wes Timmons, director of the FAA Office of Runway Safety.
May 27, 2010

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 11:51am EDT
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DoD to host a performance symposium open to all

500 performance improvement leaders from across the Department of Defense, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Agencies and activities, and federal government agencies get ready to gather and compare notes, and you're invited! We get details from J. D. Sicilia, the director of the Defense Department's Lean Six Sigma Program Office.

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Digital Notices to Airmen

The Atlantic City International Airport, located at the Federal Aviation Adminstration's Technical Center, has become the first in the national airspace system to deliver "digital notices to airmen," or NOTAM's. NOTAMs provide computer-generated safety information to pilots and air traffic controllers about conditions at an airport like construction and hazards. FAA Administrator Randy Babbit calls digital information management "key to meeting the air traffic system's safety and efficiency goals," as well as modernizing the national airspace system. Digital NOTAMs have safety and efficiency benefits over traditional NOTAMs, including transmitting to all air traffic management systems simultaneously. And, airspace users get easier to read information. Other airports that will follow the lead of Atlantic City International include: Washington Dulles, Reagan National, B-W-I, Richmond, and Norfolk.

Monday - 05/10/2010, 02:18pm EDT

FAA strives for diversity with targeted hiring

This week's guest is Fanny Rivera, Assistant Administrator for Civil Rights at the FAA.
May 13, 2010

Monday - 05/10/2010, 12:17pm EDT
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FAA continues mission in Haiti with mobile setup

Learn all about FAA's Technical Operations (TechOps) and how they maintain and operate equipment for air traffic control.
May 6, 2010

Friday - 04/23/2010, 11:47am EDT
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NASA plans change the future of contracting

New plans for NASA put jobs and billions of dollars on the line. Marion Blakey, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association gives us the private sector's perspective

Friday - 04/16/2010, 11:08am EDT
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Virtualization & Data Center Management Strategies

Listen April 27th at 2pm

Program will discuss key benefits associated with virtualization , strategies deployed to improve business processes within agency data centers, DHS Challenges to still Overcome, security a concerns in a virtualized environments, and future vision for the next 1 to 3 years.

Thursday - 04/01/2010, 01:29pm EDT

Senators focus on FAA, not CTO at hearing

Lawmakers push for faster and more inclusive implementation of new air traffic control system. CTO nominee Chopra faces little scrutiny from committee.

Wednesday - 05/20/2009, 07:09am EDT
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FAA: Off the High Risk List

Thursday - 04/09/2009, 05:59pm EDT
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