Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Aircraft

Senators Press FAA Officials on MAX Certification Procedure and UAS Rules

August 1, 2019 – In the wake of recent reporting in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal regarding the certification process for the Boeing 737 MAX and the extent of Boeing’s involvement in the regulatory process, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development held a hearing on oversight of the FAA on July 31.

House Hearing Looks At the Long-Term Future of Aviation

March 21, 2019 – On Tuesday, March 12 the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing on the Future of Aviation touching on a mélange of emerging trends in aviation and aerospace.

The FY20 Budget: Transportation Security

March 20, 2019 – The President’s fiscal year 2020 budget request for the Department of Homeland Security includes proposals for a small cut in Transportation Security Administration operational funding, a large cut in Coast Guard procurement, and a two-thirds cut in Federal Emergency Management Agency transportation security grants.

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.

Summary of Final Compromise FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018

The following is an overview of the final compromise FAA reauthorization bill released in the wee hours of September 22, broken down into five areas: funding authorizations, airline customer service, aviation safety, airports, and unmanned aviation systems. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has released a more detailed section-by-section summary of the bill here.

Capitol Hill Events – Week of September 3, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Highways and Transit – subcommittee hearing on “Innovation in Surface Transportation” (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

What do we know about aircraft delays?

Flight delays are not only a cause of major frustration for passengers but they also come with a $32 billion hit on the American economy each year.

Tax Reform Bill Sent to House-Senate Conference

December 8, 2017 – The House and Senate sent the $1.45 trillion tax reform bill (H.R. 1) to a House-Senate conference committee this week to iron out differences between the House version of the bill and the Senate amendment.

Senate Panel Approves Tax Bill As Sequestration Fears Mount

November 21, 2017 – After a grueling 24-hour markup session (spread over four days), the Senate Finance Committee on November 16 approved a draft plan for tax reform and restructuring that would increase federal deficits by over $1.4 trillion over the coming decade.

Eno Launches “Aviation Insights” Policy Brief Series

October 11, 2017 – Today the Eno Center for Transportation released the first of a series of policy briefs that make up the latest installment of Eno Aviation Insights. The series focuses on answering important questions affecting the U.S. aviation industry from an independent and objective perspective.

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