Federal Aviation Agency (FAA)

MONTEITH APPOINTED AS FAA ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR FOR COMMERCIAL SPACE

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced Wayne R. Monteith has been appointed to the position of Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Monteith’s appointment is effective January 20, 2019. Monteith is a proven aerospace leader with nearly 30 years of planning and managing activities […]

FAA-AST AWARDS VIRIGIN GALACTIC OPERATOR LICENSE FOR SPACESHIPTWO

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA-AST) has awarded Virgin Galactic an operator license for SpaceShipTwo. The license award, which will ultimately permit commercial operations of the vehicle, was the culmination of several years of in-depth interaction with the FAA. The license review process consisted of an in-depth review of the […]

MOON EXPRESS BECOMES FIRST PRIVATE COMPANY TO INITIATE COMMERCIAL LUNAR MISSION APPROVAL

Today, Moon Express made history as the first private space company to request the U.S government to conduct a payload review of its spacecraft and plans leading to regulatory approval of a commercial mission to the Moon in 2017. Moon Express initiated the review process through a submission to the Federal Aviation Administration Office of […]

NTSB CONCLUDES HUMAN ERROR IS CAUSE OF SPACESHIP TWO ACCIDENT

Today the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded their investigation of the in-flight breakup of SpaceShip Two during a test flight on October 31, 2014. In a public hearing at the NTSB’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., the organization’s investigators and analysts presented their findings, conclusions and recommendations in a draft report to the NTSB Board […]

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