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.
Eno Transportation Weekly
April 25, 2018 – Last night, the House Rules Committee approved a special procedure that will allow the House to consider 116 amendments to H.R. 4, the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization 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.
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.
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.
October 30, 2017 – Democratic leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee earlier today sent a letter to colleagues in the chamber, stating that the air traffic control corporatization bill passed by the committee earlier this year (H.R. 2997) would, if its latest public incarnation were enacted, trigger a new round of budgetary sequestration on the mandatory side of the budget that would threaten Medicare and other popular entitlement programs.
October 20, 2017 – Last night, the Senate passed a fiscal 2018 budget blueprint after dropping House language on air traffic control reform at the last minute.
October 5, 2017 – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) once again today did not mention the stalled Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (H.R. 2997) when announcing next week’s floor schedule for the House of Representatives. This despite an announcement earlier this week from the chairman of the House Rules Committee saying that the panel was “likely to meet the week of October 9th to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process” for the bill.
Why are many organized aviation labor unions, including the air traffic controllers, the flight attendants, and several airline pilots’ unions, supporting the corporatization of air traffic control outside the structure of the FAA?
September 19, 2017 – Earlier this month, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) made available another report on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) deployment of NextGen, the agency’s multi-decade modernization program.
September 8, 2017 – House leaders have once again postponed the tentatively scheduled consideration of legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (H.R.
September 8, 2017 – What are the general aviation community’s specific concerns about air traffic control privatization, and how does the current House bill address those concerns?
September 8, 2017 – How would the governance structure of a private non-profit air traffic control corporation work? In this article we’ll provide an overview of the proposed governance model, and how it has been implemented by the Canadians in their own nonprofit ATC provider, NAV CANADA.
September 7, 2017 – The USDOT Inspector General made public this week an August 15 letter with their analysis on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) most recent business case for NextGen, the agency’s ongoing program to modernize air traffic control (ATC).
September 5, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. – Congress returns to the nation’s capital today (the House at 2 p.m.; the Senate at 3 p.m.) for a busy month’s work. The House is scheduled to vote on omnibus FY 2018 appropriations, the first tranche of FY 2017 relief for areas flooded by Hurricane Harvey, and the first federal legislation regulating autonomous vehicles this week. Later this month, the House may take up legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration.
August 16, 2017 – The Congressional Budget Office has issued an updated, but still incomplete, score of the budgetary impact of the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (H.R. 2997).
July 28, 2017 – The House of Representatives has finished its summer agenda and left town for the long August recess, not to return until after Labor Day.The House did not act on the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (H.R. 2997), meaning that the legislation has to wait until Congress returns in September (at the earliest).
July 20, 2017 – Legislation reauthorizing federal aviation programs and splitting up the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has stalled on the way to the House floor, as party leaders try to nail down an elusive majority of the House in support of the bill. Sources say it is increasingly likely that House consideration of the bill (H.R.
July 13, 2017 – Vacuum tubes have been replaced as a symbol of FAA inefficiency by flight strips, the little pieces of paper that the controllers use to jot down information about the airplanes they are controlling.
July 13, 2017 – The House of Representatives may consider the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (H.R. 2997) as early as next Wednesday since the House Rules Committee has announced an amendment schedule for the bill. The bill would split up the FAA and turn air traffic control (ATC) provision over to a private, non-profit corporation.