Issue / Aircraft

Year-End Funding Bill Creates New Requirements for Aircraft Certification

As part of the massive omnibus funding bill passed by Congress yesterday, which contains the second round of COVID relief money,...

Time Running Out for Water Resources, Aviation Certification Bills in This Congress

Several key transportation and infrastructure bills are still unsettled, and time is rapidly running out for this Congress to...

FAA Clears 737 MAX for Return to Service as Congress Debates New Aircraft Certification Reform

The Federal Aviation Administration this week approved the return to service of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft after 20 months of being...

House Democrats Release Critical Report on 737 MAX As Senate Panel Postpones Certification Bill

This week, Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee released a 238-page investigative report on the actions...

DOT IG Releases Timeline of 737 MAX Development

After the second fatal crash of a Boeing 737 MAX jetliner in March 2019 led to the worldwide grounding of the new model airplane,...

St. Louis Pulls Bid to Privatize its Airport

In the late 1990s, the St. Louis Lambert International Airport was the nation's 15th-largest, with more traffic than Seattle-Tacoma,...

House Hearing Cites Faulty FAA Risk Calculations on 737 MAX

Another hearing before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week looked more deeply at decisions made by the...

House T&I Approves Bill Regulating Overseas Aircraft Repair Facilities

On November 20, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a bill (H.R. 5119) sponsored by the panel's chairman,...

Senate Committee Approves RRIF and NASA Bills, 3 Nominations

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a drama-free markup on November 13 and approved 20 bills by voice vote,...

Boeing CEO Faces Hostile Audiences on Capitol Hill

This week, the chief executive officer of Boeing, Dennis Muilenburg, spent two days this week testifying before a largely hostile...

Senators Press FAA Officials on MAX Certification Procedure and UAS Rules

In the wake of recent reporting in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal regarding the certification process for the Boeing 737...

Trends in International Travel Part 3: Aircraft, Polar Routes, and Flights to Asia

Eno conducted an analysis of the international market for air travel in November 2018 for the Japan International Transport Institute....

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