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.
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: Aviation workforce
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.
January 23, 2019 – The all-too-regular budgetary shenanigans highlight once again that the nation’s aviation system should not be subject to the whims and uncertainties of political battles. It’s time for reform.
January 11, 2019 – The partial lapse-of-appropriations shutdown that began at midnight on December 21 is now three weeks old, but a pivotal milestone was reached this morning when civilian federal workers who are either furloughed or else being forced to work under the life/safety exception missed their first scheduled paycheck.
October 12, 2018 – The newly enacted FAA reauthorization mandates 18 new or expedited federal regulations.
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.
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.
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.
July 27, 2018 – Although behind-the-scenes negotiations on the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (S. 1405) continued this week, the press of other business has made it unlikely that the legislation will make it to the Senate floor next week. And with the Senate scheduled to take a recess the week after that, the earliest that the bill could make it to the floor is likely mid-August.
June 7, 2018 – On Thursday morning, Washington Post Live hosted legislators, industry leaders, and U.S. Department of Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao for Taking Flight: Regulating Our Skies. During two panels and a one-on-one interview, speakers discussed pilot shortage, consumer experience, drones, and the impending legislation.
The following is a list of amendments made in order by the House Rules Committee to H.R. 4, the FAA reauthorization bill. Clicking on the sponsor name will take you to the text of the amendment.
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?
June 30, 2017 – This week, committees in the House and Senate each amended and approved bills reauthorizing the programs of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
June 28, 2017 – The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved S.
June 27, 2017 – 5:20 p.m. At this hour the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is continuing its day-long business meeting to consider and amend the FAA reauthorization bill (H.R. 2997) introduced last week by panel chairman Bill Shu… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item.
June 23, 2017 – President Trump this week announced nominees for vacant positions at the Maritime Administration and the National Mediation Board.
June 21, 2017 – House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) will introduce a new version of his Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill in the House of Representatives this afternoon.
June 9, 2017 – House Democrats introduced their own air traffic control reform legislation this week, with Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rick Larsen (D-WA) leading all Democrats on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to cosponsor their bill H.R. 2800, introduced on June 7.
June 9, 2017 – President Trump on June 5 made a personal pitch for air traffic control (ATC) reform in a White House speech that accompanied the release of a paper detailing the Administration’s principles for reform. Later in the week, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao testified on the topic before Senate and House hearings on June 7 and 8.
May 19, 2017 – At a May 17 hearing, House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) defended his plan to separate air traffic control from aviation safety regulation.