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Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Air traffic control

Guest Op-Ed: Safety, Shutdowns, and Air Traffic Control

March 29, 2019 – The recent government shutdown was just the latest of many instances in which FAA, its workforce, and the aviation industry have been held hostage by a political disagreement that has nothing to do with aviation.

Defining the Success of Modern Airline Deregulation and Competition

November 2, 2018 – The Brookings Center on Regulation and Markets hosted scholars and a former airline executive on October 30 to discuss the legacy of Airline Deregulation Act (which marked 40 years since enactment last Wednesday) and the current state of American passenger aviation.

FAA Bill Requires 119 New Reports to Congress

October 5, 2018 – The staffs of the House and Senate transportation committees are going to be doing a lot of reading over the next three years. The new Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, which President Trump will sign into law later today, requires various entities (mostly, but not always, the FAA) to submit 119 new reports to Congress in the coming years.

Pipelines, proficiency, partnerships major themes of FAA Aviation Workforce Symposium

September 20, 2018 – Last Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration hosted a conference, “Aviation Workforce Symposium: Ensuring America’s Pilot and Mechanic Supply”. Eno was on site at the event, which featured speakers representing the federal government, industry groups, the military, educational institutions, and private airlines.

Senate Subcommittee Approves $71.4 Billion Transportation-HUD Funding Bill

June 6, 2018 – The Senate Transportation-Housing Appropriations Subcommittee this morning approved, by voice vote, a draft bill appropriating a net $71.4 billion for the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for fiscal year 2019. As is the usual practice, the subcommittee markup session was brief (just over 15 minutes), gave out few details, and featured a lot of positive statements and no amendments.

Why Did Air Traffic Control Reform Efforts Fail (Again)?

May 10, 2018 – now that ATC reform efforts have been defeated for the time being, it’s worth taking a deeper look at why they failed. ATC reform efforts pursued multiple policy goals, and each policy goal brought a different set of political opponents to the legislation. The combined opposition was just too great to be overcome.

Shuster Files Revisions to FAA Bill

April 23, 2018 – 9:05 p.m. – This evening, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) filed a package of changes to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (H.R. 4) in the form of a “manager’s amendment” at the House Rules Committee.

Revised FAA Bill Introduced in House

April 13, 2018 – Today, the bipartisan leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced a revised version of the FAA reauthorization bill. The new bill is H.R.

Shuster Concedes Defeat on ATC Reform; Next Extension Due Soon

March 2, 2018 – Prospects for House consideration of legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) took an abrupt shift earlier this week when House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) announced on February 27 that his ambitious air traffic control reform legislation (H.R. 2997) would not be moving to the House floor in its current form.

Shuster Gives Up On Air Traffic Control Spinoff

February 27, 2018 – House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) announced today that his ambitious air traffic control legislation (H.R. 2997) would not be moving to the House floor in its current form.

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