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  • National Transportation Safety Board says First Officer, Captain Actions, Aviation Industry Practices, Led to Fatal Atlas Air Crash

    National Transportation Safety Board says First Officer, Captain Actions, Aviation Industry Practices, Led to Fatal Atlas Air Crash | site |



    (July 14, 2020) - - Today, July 14, 2020, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information:

    ​WASHINGTON (July 14, 2020) — The National Transportation Safety Board determined during a public board meeting held Tuesday that Atlas Air flight 3591 crashed in Trinity Bay, Texas, because of the first officer’s inappropriate response to an inadvertent activation of the airplane’s go-around mode, resulting in his spatial disorientation that led him to place the airplane in a steep descent from which the crew did not recover.

    The accident happened Feb. 23, 2019, when the Atlas Air Boeing 767 cargo jet entered a rapid descent from about 6,000 feet and impacted a marshy bay about 40 miles from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The captain, first
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  • U.S Department of Transportation modifies Order Regarding Chinese Carriers

    U.S Department of Transportation modifies Order Regarding Chinese Carriers

    U.S. Department of Transportation modifies Order Regarding Chinese Carriers | site |



    (August 18, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Transportation published today, August 18, 2020, the following information:

    Today, the Department of Transportation issued an Order that to allow the four Chinese airlines currently performing scheduled passenger services to the United States to increase their services to eight weekly round-trip flights. This aggregate level of service is equivalent to the total number of flights now permitted by the Chinese aviation authorities for U.S. carriers. As of August 12, the two U.S. carriers currently operating scheduled passenger service in the U.S.-China passenger market, United Airlines (“United”) and Delta Air Lines (“Delta”), had qualified for additional flight frequencies pursuant to the terms of the Civil Aviation Authority of China (“CAAC”) Notice of March 26, 2020. Accordingly, United and Delta are
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  • National Transportation Safety Board calls for Renewed Road Safety Effort as Nation Reopens

    National Transportation Safety Board calls for Renewed Road Safety Effort as Nation Reopens | site |


    (May 18, 2020) - - Today (May 18, 2020), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: WASHINGTON (May 18, 2020) — The National Transportation Safety Board is calling on Americans to practice highway safety with the same sense of responsibility they applied to reducing the spread of the coronavirus when they take to the nation’s roads as the country continues to reopen. In a “normal” year, more than 36,000 Americans are killed on our roads. While it is too early to tell what will happen to highway crash and fatality trends in the year of the pandemic, the desire to return to normality will increase the number of drivers on the road and that increases risk for highway users. “The number of traffic fatalities was a crisis before the pandemic,” said Robert L. Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Boar...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Modernizes Hours of Service Rules to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for America’s Truckers

    U.S. Department of Transportation Modernizes Hours of Service Rules to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for America’s Truckers| site |








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    (May 14, 2020) - - Today (May 14, 2020), the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a final rule updating hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. “America’s truckers are doing a heroic job keeping our supply chains open during this unprecedented time and these rules will provide ...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Final Rule to Enhance Air Carrier Pilot Development

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Final Rule to Enhance Air Carrier Pilot Development| site |



    (February 25, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a final rule aimed at enhancing the professional development of air carrier pilots. The Pilot Professional Development rule requires specific training for newly-hired pilots and supplemental training for captains. “When I met with the Colgan Flight 3407 families, they emphasized how important this rule on pilot training was in elevating safety in the aviation sector. I am glad that the Department has been successful in finalizing this rule,” said U. S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. All captains are now required to receive leadership and command training, as well as mentoring training, so that they may effectively mentor
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Issues Investigative Update on Sikorsky Helicopter Crash

    National Transportation Safety Board Issues Investigative Update on Sikorsky Helicopter Crash| site |



    (February 7, 2020) - - Today (February 7, 2020), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: The National Transportation Safety Board issued an investigative update Friday for its ongoing investigation of the fatal, Jan. 26, 2020, helicopter crash near Calabasas, California. The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter collided with hilly terrain and was destroyed by impact forces and fire. The pilot and eight passengers were fatally injured. The helicopter operated by Island Express Helicopters Inc., was on an on-demand passenger visual flight rules flight from John Wayne-Orange County Airport, in Santa Ana, California, to Camarillo Airport, in Camarillo, California. "Our investigators have already developed a substantial amount of evidence about the circumstances of this tragic crash," said NTSB Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt. "And we...
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  • FedEx Pledges Transportation Support to Aid in Coronavirus Emergency

    FedEx Pledges Transportation Support to Aid in Coronavirus Emergency

    FedEx Pledges Transportation Support to Aid in Coronavirus Emergency| site |



    Company Leveraging its Global Network to Assist in Crisis


    (January 27, 2020) - - Today (January 27, 2020), FedEx published the following information: MEMPHIS, Tenn., January 27, 2020 — FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) is committing transportation and logistics support to humanitarian relief agencies as they respond to the coronavirus outbreak. As part of these efforts, FedEx Express will ship today more than 200,000 surgical masks and personal protective equipment such as gowns and gloves to its Asia Pacific Hub in Guangzhou, China to assist the humanitarian work of Direct Relief. FedEx is working closely with China Post which will deliver the aid from Guangzhou to Wuhan Union Hospital. “Direct Relief is deeply thankful to FedEx for enabling this rapid response to fulfill a very specific order that the medical staff in Wuhan’s largest hospital selected from our curre...
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Calls on Transportation Industry to Put the Brakes on Human Trafficking

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Calls on Transportation Industry to "Put the Brakes on Human Trafficking"| site |


    (January 28, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced a series of efforts to combat human trafficking in the transportation sector. Secretary Chao was joined by leaders from Congress, state governments, and the transportation industry responding to this call to action.

    “The U.S. Department of Transportation is committed to working with our public and private partners to fight human trafficking on America’s transportation system,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

    Among the initiatives announced by Secretary Chao is a renewed focus on the “Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking” pledge to train the transportation workforce and raise public awareness on the
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  • Addition of Graham, Chapman, brings National Transportation Safety Board back to 5 Members

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    (January 2, 2020) - - Today (January 2, 2020), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information:

    ​The National Transportation Safety Board is set to welcome aboard Michael Graham and Thomas Chapman as its newest board members, bringing the board to its full complement of five members for the first time since Feb. 15, 2019.
     
    Graham is set to be sworn in Friday, by NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt, and Chapman on Monday. President Donald J. Trump nominated Graham and Chapman and the Senate voted to confirm them Dec. 19, 2019. Graham’s term as a board member is through 2025, and Chapman’s term runs through the end of 2023. Graham previously served as the director of Flight Operations Safety, Security and Standardization for Textron Aviation, Inc., overseeing their safety management system, global security an
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces New Initiatives to Improve Safety on America’s Roads

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces New Initiatives to Improve Safety on America’s Roads| site |



    (January 15, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today spoke at the 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) where she announced new transportation initiatives aimed at harnessing new and existing technologies to improve safety for the traveling public and first responders. “These safety initiatives will make a difference in saving lives and help prevent injuries among first responders and all road users,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao. Today, Secretary Chao announced the next phase of the Partnership for Analytics Research in Traffic Safety (PARTS) program. PARTS II expands participation in the PARTS program to include almost 70% of the U.S. automobile market a...
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Availability of More Than $900 Million for Infrastructure Investments Across America

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Availability of More Than $900 Million for Infrastructure Investments Across America| site |



    2020 criteria includes innovative technology including broadband deployment and intelligent transportation systems



    (January 13, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation provided the following information:

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the latest round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program, which is making available more than $900 million for American infrastructure investments. The Department’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is available here. The INFRA program is expected to award $906 million to significant projects that support the Administration’s focus on infrastructure improvements as outlined in the NOFO. “The Department will invest more
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  • UPDATE 1 - - -  National Transportation Safety Board Statement on Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 Crash Investigation

    UPDATE 1: National Transportation Safety Board Statement on Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 Crash Investigation| site |


    (January 9, 2020) - - Today (January 9, 2020), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: The National Transportation Safety Board’s Response Operations Center received formal notification from the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board of the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran of the crash of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752. Under ICAO Annex 13, the NTSB has designated an accredited representative to the investigation of the crash, involving a Boeing 737-800. The NTSB continues to monitor the situation surrounding the crash and evaluate its level of participation in the investigation. As with any investigation in which the NTSB is involved, the agency will not speculate about the cause of the crash. Iran’s AAIB is the lead investigative agency and questions regarding the progress ...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Releases “Inclusive Design Challenge” Request for Information

    U.S. Department of Transportation Releases “Inclusive Design Challenge” Request for Information (RFI) | site |




    (January 2, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has published a Request for Information (RFI) for the Inclusive Design Challenge, announced by Secretary Elaine L. Chao at the Access and Mobility for All Summit on October 29, 2019. “The Department will award $5 million to aid the development of innovative new solutions that increase the availability and accessibility and reduce the cost of technologies of light-duty passenger vehicles,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The Inclusive Design Challenge will solicit solutions addressing obstacles faced by persons with physical, sensory, and/or cognitive disabilities. The goal of the Inclusive Design Challenge is to inspire inclusive designs for automated veh...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Proposed Rule on Remote ID for Drones

    U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Proposed Rule on Remote ID for Drones| site |



    (December 31, 2019) - - Today (December 31, 2019), the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a proposed rule https://www.federalregister.gov/docu...rcraft-systems that would continue the safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, into the nation’s airspace by requiring them to be identifiable remotely. “Remote ID technologies will enhance safety and security by allowing the FAA, law enforcement, and Federal security agencies to identify drones flying in their jurisdiction,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The FAA seeks input on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for Remote Identification (Remote ID) of UAS that today was published in the Federal Register. I
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Up to 501.5 Million Dollars Loan for the Complete 540 Project in Raleigh, NC

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Up to $501.5 Million Loan for the Complete 540 Project in Raleigh, NC| site |



    (December 18, 2019) - - Today (December 18, 2019), the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau (the Bureau) will provide up to a $501.5 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA) to help finance the Complete 540 Project in the greater Raleigh area. “This $501.5 million federal investment in transportation infrastructure in the Raleigh region will promote economic growth while enhancing mobility and reducing congestion for area residents and travelers,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The Complete 540 Project extends the Triangle Expressway (Tri-Ex) an additional 1...
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    National Transportation Safety Board says First Officer, Captain Actions, Aviation Industry Practices, Led to Fatal Atlas Air Crash
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    National Transportation Safety Board says First Officer, Captain Actions, Aviation Industry Practices, Led to Fatal Atlas Air Crash | site |



    (July 14, 2020) - - Today, July 14, 2020, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information:

    ​WASHINGTON (July 14, 2020) — The National Transportation Safety Board determined during a public board meeting held Tuesday that Atlas Air flight 3591 crashed in Trinity Bay, Texas, because of the first officer’s inappropriate response to an inadvertent activation of the airplane’s go-around mode, resulting in his spatial disorientation that led him to place the airplane in a steep descent from which the crew did not recover.

    The accident happened Feb. 23, 2019, when the Atlas Air Boeing 767 cargo jet entered a rapid descent from about 6,000 feet and impacted a marshy bay about 40 miles from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The captain, first
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    08-31-2020, 03:38 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S Department of Transportation modifies Order Regarding Chinese Carriers
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    U.S. Department of Transportation modifies Order Regarding Chinese Carriers | site |



    (August 18, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Transportation published today, August 18, 2020, the following information:

    Today, the Department of Transportation issued an Order that to allow the four Chinese airlines currently performing scheduled passenger services to the United States to increase their services to eight weekly round-trip flights. This aggregate level of service is equivalent to the total number of flights now permitted by the Chinese aviation authorities for U.S. carriers. As of August 12, the two U.S. carriers currently operating scheduled passenger service in the U.S.-China passenger market, United Airlines (“United”) and Delta Air Lines (“Delta”), had qualified for additional flight frequencies pursuant to the terms of the Civil Aviation Authority of China (“CAAC”) Notice of March 26, 2020. Accordingly, United and Delta are
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    08-31-2020, 01:39 PM
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    National Transportation Safety Board calls for Renewed Road Safety Effort as Nation Reopens
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    National Transportation Safety Board calls for Renewed Road Safety Effort as Nation Reopens | site |


    (May 18, 2020) - - Today (May 18, 2020), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: WASHINGTON (May 18, 2020) — The National Transportation Safety Board is calling on Americans to practice highway safety with the same sense of responsibility they applied to reducing the spread of the coronavirus when they take to the nation’s roads as the country continues to reopen. In a “normal” year, more than 36,000 Americans are killed on our roads. While it is too early to tell what will happen to highway crash and fatality trends in the year of the pandemic, the desire to return to normality will increase the number of drivers on the road and that increases risk for highway users. “The number of traffic fatalities was a crisis before the pandemic,” said Robert L. Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Boar...
    05-29-2020, 07:00 AM
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Modernizes Hours of Service Rules to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for America’s Truckers
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Modernizes Hours of Service Rules to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for America’s Truckers| site |








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    (May 14, 2020) - - Today (May 14, 2020), the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a final rule updating hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. “America’s truckers are doing a heroic job keeping our supply chains open during this unprecedented time and these rules will provide ...
    05-23-2020, 07:00 AM
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Final Rule to Enhance Air Carrier Pilot Development
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Final Rule to Enhance Air Carrier Pilot Development| site |



    (February 25, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a final rule aimed at enhancing the professional development of air carrier pilots. The Pilot Professional Development rule requires specific training for newly-hired pilots and supplemental training for captains. “When I met with the Colgan Flight 3407 families, they emphasized how important this rule on pilot training was in elevating safety in the aviation sector. I am glad that the Department has been successful in finalizing this rule,” said U. S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. All captains are now required to receive leadership and command training, as well as mentoring training, so that they may effectively mentor
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