Poll: What Measures Will Most Reassure Americans It Is Safe To Fly?

U.S. government agencies are working on national guidance for safe travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, but any mandates linked to air travel will not come from the FAA.

Testifying before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation June 17, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said that the agency is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “and others” to have a set of recommendations for U.S. travel. The effort is “similar” to an ICAO-led process that resulted in a set of global guidelines released earlier this month, Dickson added.

ICAO’s recommendations are meant to serve as foundations for regulators and operators to set their own standards. The U.S. agencies appear to be taking a similar approach.

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