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Civilian Astronaut Wing Ceremony

Remarks Prepared for Delivery byU.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. ChaoCivilian Astronaut Wing CeremonyWashington, DCThursday, Feb 7, 2019


Thank you, Deputy Secretary Rosen.

Let me welcome Leader Kevin McCarthy, whose 23rd District...

FAA Pilot Summit

Remarks Prepared for Delivery byU.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. ChaoFAA Pilot SummitArlington, VAThursday, September 13, 2018


Thank you, Dan [Elwell] for that introduction.

I would like to recognize some special guests today....

Deputy FAA Administrator Dan Elwell To Serve as Acting FAA Administrator

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced that FAA Deputy Administrator Daniel K. Elwell will serve as Acting FAA Administrator upon the conclusion of Administrator Michael Huerta’s term.  Elwell was appointed FAA Deputy Administrator in June 2017 and will...

DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Regulations will create new opportunities for business and government to use drones

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small...

News Digest DOT 111-15


DOT Issues Order Against American Airlines for Violating 24-Hour Rule.  The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a cease and desist order against American Airlines for violating the Department’s regulation that requires airlines to hold a...

DOT Issues New Flight Safety Rule for E-Cigarettes


WASHINGTON – In its continuing effort to improve transportation safety, the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration today issued an interim final rule (IFR) to prohibit passengers and crewmembers from carrying battery-powered portable...

News Digest DOT 27-15

DOT’s Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection to Hold Seventh Meeting on April 14.  On Tuesday, April 14, DOT’s Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection (Committee) will hold its seventh meeting in the Media Center at DOT headquarters in Washington, DC.  The...