Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Aviation workforce

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.

Op-Ed: The U.S. Aviation Industry Needs a Makeover

While the U.S. had long been considered the gold standard in aviation technology and safety, the nation has begun to lose its edge and is falling behind its peers while the rest of the world surpasses it in innovation.

Congressional Pre-Election Wrap-Up

October 6, 2016 – As Congress prepared to adjourn for its pre-election session last week, the House and Senate passed versions of several relatively minor transportation bills.

The Week Ahead on Capitol Hill – September 19, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016 – 9:30 a.m. Here is a brief synopsis of what we expect on Capitol Hill this week. Much more information will be forthcoming in this week’s Eno Transportation Weekly on Wednesday afternoon. CR. Negotiations on a contin… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item.

The Infrastructure Opportunity

As we careen toward the November election, there does not seem to be much upon which Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump agree. One of those very few things, however, is the opportunity to create good paying jobs by rebuilding our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. And for good reason.

FAA Extension Cleared for President’s Signature

July 14, 2016 – Both chambers of Congress have passed an extension of federal aviation program, spending and tax authorities through September 30, 2017. The legislation (H.R. 636) now heads to the White House, where President Obama is expected to sign it into law before the statutory deadline Friday night.

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 13, 2016

Tuesday, June 14 – House Transportation and Infrastructure –  Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation – subcommittee hearing on U.S. Coast Guard mission needs and resource allocation (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

House T&I Panel Holds Hearing On; Prepares to Mark Up FAA Restructuring BIll

February 11, 2016 – At the request of ranking member Peter DeFazio (D-OR), the Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee held a full committee hearing yesterday on the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, and more specifically on its proposal to remove air traffic control (ATC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) into an independent non-profit corporation, the ATC Corporation.

Shuster Introduces Bill Fundamentally Restructuring the FAA

February 3, 2016 – House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) today introduced his anxiously awaited legislation to reauthorize and fundamentally restructure the Federal Aviation Administration. The bill is H.R.

Battle Lines Shaping Up on Air Traffic Control Restructuring in FAA Reauth. Bill

January 28, 2016 – Legislators and stakeholder groups supporting and opposing a fundamental restructuring of U.S. air traffic control provision have begun positioning themselves in the last several weeks in anticipation of the release of draft legislation by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) that breaks up the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and turns air traffic control over to a private, non-profit corporation. Shuster is expected to release the anxiously-awaited text of the legislation on or about Wednesday February 3, in anticipation of a committee markup of the draft bill eight days later.

A History of Air Traffic Control Provision in the United States

January 22, 2016 – Since the House will soon be considering legislation that will fundamentally restructure the way in which air traffic control (ATC) services are provided in the U.S., we thought it would be a good idea to provide readers with some background. Fortunately, Eno has on staff the guy who wrote the book on air traffic control reform. Here is a short history of air traffic control in the United States by Rui Neiva, Ph.D.

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