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Category: Aircraft

House, Senate FAA Bills Introduced

June 22, 2017 – In the “when it rains, it pours” department, the chairmen of the transportation committees in both houses of Congress introduced their differing bills to reauthorize the programs of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Airlines Get Grilled in Both House and Senate

May 5, 2017 – If you don’t like airlines, this was your week. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate held hearings, totaling almost seven hours between them, about airlines’ customer service—you might have heard that the issue has been in the spotlight lately.

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 13, 2017

Tuesday, February 14 – House Energy and Commerce – Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection – subcommittee hearing on paths to deployment of self-driving cars (witness list and hearing memo here) – 10:15 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.

Additional FAA Amendments Filed in Senate

April 8, 2016 – The Senate adopted a handful of additional amendments to the pending Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (H.R. 636) by voice vote at 5:07 p.m., and then the Congressional Budget Office released its cost estimate for the bill shortly after that.

Senate Markup of FAA Bill Set for March 16

March 11, 2016 – As first reported in last Wednesday’s ETW Express, the bipartisan leaders of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee have introduced legislation (S. 2658) reauthorizing the programs of the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 and making changes in federal aviation policy. The Committee has scheduled a markup session to consider and amend the bill for Wednesday, March 16 at 10:00 a.m.

House Homeland Panel Examines Foreign Airport Security

December 9, 2015 – The House Homeland Security Committee held a meeting on Tuesday afternoon titled, “Examining TSA’s Global Efforts to Protect the Homeland from Aviation Threats and Enhance Security at Last Point of Departure Airports” to explore how the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approaches security risks at foreign airports that have flights to the United States.

FAA Proposes Mandatory Registration of Many Drone Aircraft

October 20, 2015 – On Monday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administrator (FAA) Michael Huerta joined aviation stakeholders at a press conference to announce a new task force whose role will be to develop recommendations for an unmanned aircraft registration requirement – and to have the requirement in place before tens of thousands of new drone aircraft systems are given as Christmas presents this year.

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