FAA Holds Conference for Airports and Industry

August 1Today, the Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) Office of Civil Rights kicked off its eighth annual training conference on airport compliance requirements for airport authorities, consultants, small businesses and state and local governments. The conference is being held at the Holiday Inn Capitol in Washington, D.C.

The FAA holds the annual training conference as a vehicle to provide technical assistance to airports and industry. The training conference also allows participants to communicate and collaborate with each other to generate greater compliance with federal requirements.

The FAAs Office of Civil Rights manages the Airport Nondiscrimination Compliance Program. This office works to ensure that airport authorities receiving federal funds comply with certain requirements called grant assurances or risk losing federal funding.

Over the course of the three-day conference, participants will receive updates to guidance, laws and regulations addressing disability, accessibility, race, color, national origin, environmental justice, and minority and women-owned businesses. The FAAs goal is to hold an interactive conference that allows participants to ask questions, share their experiences complying with federal requirements, and make suggestions that will ensure the best policies and practices are in place.

Other conference participants and workshop presenters include FAA industry stakeholdersAirport Minority Advisory Council, American Association of Airport Executives, Open Doors Organization, Paralyzed Veterans of American, and Airports Council International-North America.

For additional information on airport civil rights programs, please visit our website.

Source: FAAFAA Holds Conference for Airports and Industry

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Source: aero newsNBAA Welcomes Senate Appropriators' Bipartisan Rejection Of ATC Privatization

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Source: aero newsCessna Pilot Centers Move To Paperless Training System

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Source: avwebVolocopter Draws 25 Million Euro Investment

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Source: avwebBoeing To Develop Its Own Avionics