FAA Closes Blue Origin Mishap Investigation

The FAA has closed the Blue Origin New Shepard 23 mishap investigation. The final report cites the proximate cause of the Sept. 12, 2022, mishap as the structural failure of an engine nozzle caused by higher than expected engine operating temperatures. The FAA required Blue Origin implement 21 corrective actions to prevent mishap reoccurrence, including redesign of engine and nozzle components to improve structural performance during operation as well as organizational changes.  

$201M in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Lights the Way to Improve Runway Safety  

82 airports will improve runway, taxiway lighting  

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $300 Million for Projects to Reduce Carbon Pollution from Aviation as Part of Investing in America Agenda 

Funding from the Inflation Reduction Act will Support Projects to Accelerate Deployment of Sustainable Aviation Fuel and Develop Other Low-Emission Aviation Technologies

FAA Proposed Rule Would Reduce the Growth of Debris from Commercial Space Vehicles

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a rule to limit the growth of new orbital debris and reduce the potential for collisions with spacecraft and satellites to promote a sustainable space environment.   If left unchecked, the accumulation of orbital debris will increase the risk of collisions and clutter orbits used for human spaceflight and for satellites providing communications, weather and global positioning system services. 

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