Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Aviation workforce

Guest Op-Ed: Safety, Shutdowns, and Air Traffic Control

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.

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.

Shutdown Continues With No End in Sight, As Federal Workers Miss First Paycheck

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.

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.

Pipelines, proficiency, partnerships major themes of FAA Aviation Workforce Symposium

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.

FAA Bill May Slip to Mid-August in Senate

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.

Government and Industry Officials Talk Aviation Challenges, Regulations

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.

House Panel Close to Approving FAA Reauthorization Bill

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.

Shuster to Introduce Revised FAA Bill Today

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.

House Democrats Counter ATC Privatization With Their Own Bill

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.

Shuster Defends ATC Reform Plan at Hearing

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.

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