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Steve Miller Opinion: With Passenger Mask Mandate Gone, Flight Turbulence Stats Improve Markedly

The friendly skies too often resembled “season’s beatings” shopping brawls during the pandemic, as the number of arguments and even fistfights surged on-board. Viral videos of the flight-and-fight mayhem frequently had a common denominator...

Val Demings Announces $50 Million in FAA Funds For the Orlando International Airport

Last week, U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $50 million to Orlando International Airport (MCO) from the $1 trillion federal infrastructure package that President Joe Biden...

Marco Rubio Calls on Pete Buttigieg, FAA to Prioritize Florida’s Airports

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg and Federal Aviation Administrator Stephen Dickson, urging them to prioritize infrastructure funding for several critical projects...

Kathy Castor: Tampa International Airport Getting $21.7 Million in Federal Funds

Last week, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., announced that $21,711,252 in new federal funds under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act are headed to Tampa International Airport: “The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will help...

Stephanie Murphy: FAA Sending Almost $14 Million to Orlando Sanford International Airport

This week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will send $14 million to Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) to help it recover from the pandemic. The funds come from...
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Stephanie Murphy: Orlando Sanford International Getting $14 Million in FAA Funds

“This federal funding is a critical part of our efforts to help Central Florida recover swiftly from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Murphy. “As more Americans get vaccinated and return to air travel, our local airports must have the support they need to keep workers employed, businesses open, and our tourism economy thriving.”

Marco Rubio, Dick Durbin Urge White House Stop U.S. Airlines from Entering Belarus Airspace

The action comes as Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko forced a passenger plane, en route to Lithuania from Greece, to land in Minsk so he could detain Belarusian activist Roman Protasevich. 

Charlie Crist: Feds Sending $3.5 Million to Albert Whitted Airport

The grant, provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will specifically fund the installation of a runway vertical guidance system and runway rehabilitation.

Central Florida Representatives on Capitol Hill: FAA Sending $47.5 Million to Orlando Airports

The three members of Congress announced that Orlando International Airport (MCO) is getting more than $41.5 million and Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) will get more than $5.5 million from the FAA.

Elaine Chao: Three Airports in Florida Getting More than $21 Million from FAA

The funds come from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants. Chao announced 80 airports in 25 states will get $335 million from the FAA.
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Elaine Chao: Florida Airports Getting $71.5 Million in FAA Grants

Chao announced that the Trump administration will send more than $1.2 billion to 405 airports across the nation. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants will be used for infrastructure and safety improvements. 

Marco Rubio Wants to Expand Aviation Workforce Training

On Monday, Rubio joined more than 25 senators led by U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Mary., and U.S. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and is sending a letter to DOT and FAA urging them to fully implement two aviation workforce grant programs that were authorized in the 2018 FAA Reauthorization bill.