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Synonyms for FAA

an agency in the Department of Transportation that is responsible for the safety of civilian aviation

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US FAA last week issued an NPRM requiring new aircraft to feature enhanced cabin, flightdeck and cargo hold protection against explosive devices or projectiles and the identification of "least risk bomb location" onboard affected aircraft.
But acting FAA Administrator Catherine Lang wrote that under the settlement, the design changes that would allow the cap are considered a separate issue and do not violate FAA rules.
Although we breached security with ridiculous ease up to 90% of the time," Dzakovic told the commission, "the FAA suppressed these warnings.
For its part, the FAA claims to have lessened the impact of aircraft noise by requiring quieter "Stage III" engines on planes that weigh 75,000 pounds or more.
The FAA is also currently evaluating PROGNOSIS in its cross-platform Windows environment, which it uses to access and update a network of Cisco routers.
In April, an FAA "white glove" investigation, launched as a result of the mechanics' letter, judged Alaska Air's maintenance records inadequate.
Noting the very small number of violations turned up by FAA inspectors (less than 0.
6 billion annual budget and 48,000 employees, it is the charge of the FAA to make sure that the system functions efficiently and safely.
The FAA also assumed flight crews worked an average of 60 hours per month.
Department of Transportation report found that "the FAA never inspected approximately 1,400 noncertificated repair facilities, including 104 foreign facilities.
US FAA is seeking to reverse the trend of carriers operating lower-capacity regional jets to LGA, which it says leads to underutilization of the airport's terminals and other facilities and serves the needs of too few passengers.
Allowing technically qualified individuals and organizations to perform 90 percent of certification activities enables FAA to better concentrate its limited staff resources on the most safety-critical functions, such as certifying new and complex aircraft designs.
FAA officials said none of the incidents equated to a near-mid-air collision.
NASDAQ:GTSI) a leading Government information technology solutions provider, today announced that the FAA awarded the Company a five-year (one base year and four option years), IDIQ contract (indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity) worth $63 million when all options are exercised.