March 9, 2018 – The omnibus fiscal 2018 appropriations bill that could be considered by the House as early as next week is expected to contain a three-month extension of Airport and Airway Trust Fund taxes and spending authority.
Eno Transportation Weekly
February 28, 2018 – On February 27, the House Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing to address the current status of aviation security.
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.
February 15, 2018 – The federal budget for fiscal 2019 released this week proposes $16.1 billion in funding in 2019 for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as well as proposed changes in the Essential Air Service subsidy system.
January 31, 2018 – Today the Eno Center for Transportation released the tenth policy brief in the Eno Aviation Insights series – How does the federal government subsidize air service to small communities?
February 2, 2018 – President Trump today announced his intention to nominate new members of the Boards of Directors of Amtrak and of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
January 24, 2018 – Today the Eno Center for Transportation released the ninth policy brief in the Eno Aviation Insights series – Should the federal government invest heavily in expanding American airports to relieve congestion?
January 19, 2018 – The Eno Center for Transportation released the latest entry in its Aviation Insight series this week, “How Do Taxes And Fees Change If Air Traffic Control Is Privatized?”
December 15, 2017 – Whatever low-level U.S.
Flight delays are not only a cause of major frustration for passengers but they also come with a $32 billion hit on the American economy each year.
December 6, 2017 – The Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation have determined that the provision in the Senate’s Transportation-HUD appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 that would increase the maximum allowable airport passenger facility charge (PFC) will, if enacted, reduce federal tax receipts by $944 million over the next ten years.
December 1, 2017 – This week Eno released the sixth policy brief in the Eno Aviation Insights series – Where are airline passengers getting the best service?
December 1, 2017- This week, the Aviation subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held the first hearing in the 115th Congress dedicated entirely to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, or drones).
Today Eno released the fifth policy brief in the Eno Aviation Insights series – How has air travel in specific metropolitan areas changed in recent years?
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 27, 2017 – On October 25, President Donald Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum directing Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to establish a pilot program that will explore new commercial, public, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
October 11, 2017 – Today the Eno Center for Transportation released the first of a series of policy briefs that make up the latest installment of Eno Aviation Insights. The series focuses on answering important questions affecting the U.S. aviation industry from an independent and objective perspective.
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?