This Day in FAA History: June 6th

Full FAA Chronology at this link.
19360606: The Socony-Vacuum Oil Company began using the catalytic cracking method to produce aviation gasoline, a step forward in the technology of aviation fuel production.
19450606: Representatives from 26 countries created the Provisional International Civil Aviation Organization (PICAO). (See November 1-December 7, 1944, and April 4, 1947.)
19670606: The nation’s First Lady, Mrs. “Lady Bird” Johnson, presented FAA’s first Airport Beautification Award to Phoenix, Ariz., for its Sky Harbor Municipal Airport. FAA established the award to honor organizations that protect, restore, or enhance airport beauty.
19670606: FAA adopted a new U.S. standard for Category II approach lights to conform with the standard of the International Civil Aviation Organization. Red light barrettes would be added on either side of existing white centerline lights over the last 1,000 feet of the approach light system. The new standard also required a red and white crossbar 500 feet from the end of the runway, and white centerline lights at 100 and 200 feet from the runway threshold.
19760606: The air route traffic control center at Great Falls, Mont., closed after 34 years of service. Great Falls was the last of 10 centers phased out in a program begun in the early 1960s to consolidate en route air traffic control. Its closing left only 20 modernized ARTCCs within the contiguous U.S. FAA had been reducing the airspace controlled by Great Falls since 1970. (See Appendix V.)
19850606: The Professional Airway Systems Specialists (PASS), the bargaining agent for Airway Facilities technicians, agreed with FAA on a joint labor-management employee involvement (E-I) pilot program. A steering committee composed of five FAA and five union representatives agreed upon an eighteen-month test of E-I, a concept involving cooperative efforts to solve operational problems affecting employees. The program was first implemented at facilities in Baltimore and New York, and subsequently expanded to all FAA regions. (See August 31, 1991.)
20010606: FAA required design approval holders of certain turbine-powered transport category airplanes, and of any subsequent modifications to those airplanes, to substantiate that the design of the fuel tank system precluded the existence of ignition sources within the airplane fuel tanks. The new rule also required the development and implementation of maintenance and inspection instructions to assure fuel tank safety. For new type designs, the manufacturer had to identify safety-critical maintenance actions and incorporate a means either to minimize development of flammable vapors in fuel tanks or to prevent catastrophic damage if ignition did occur. These actions were based on accident investigations and adverse service experience, both of which had shown that unforeseen failure modes and lack of specific maintenance procedures on certain airplane fuel tank systems might result in degradation of design safety features intended to preclude ignition of vapors within the fuel tank. (See May 7, 2001; November 23, 2002.)
20160606: Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker broke ground for a new 370-foot-tall air traffic control tower and terminal radar approach control (TRACON) facility at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
20190606: Ampaire unveiled its prototype electric-powered airplane, the Ampaire 337, in a test flight from Camarillo Airport in California. The twin-engine airplane, which could carry seven passengers, was based on the Cessna 337 Skymaster. (See April 26, 2018; January 7, 2020.)