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Category: NextGen

Eno Releases Freight Funding Paper, Aviation Insights Website

The Eno Center is capping off a very busy Infrastructure Week by releasing its newest project – Eno Aviation Insights. This is an interactive data visualization webpage that paints a picture of the modern airline industry since deregulation in 1979.

Senate Pushes Final Vote on FAA Bill to Next Week

April 14, 2016 – The U.S. Senate failed to reach agreement earlier today on legislation reauthorizing Federal Aviation Administration programs for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 (H.R. 636), and Senators have left town for the weekend. The Senate will hold another vote on limiting debate on the bill at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 18.

Additional FAA Amendments Filed in Senate

April 8, 2016 – The Senate adopted a handful of additional amendments to the pending Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (H.R. 636) by voice vote at 5:07 p.m., and then the Congressional Budget Office released its cost estimate for the bill shortly after that.

Senate Begins Amending FAA Bill

April 7, 2016 – Last night, the U.S. Senate finally got to work on the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill and locked in an agreement for the consideration of an initial round of amendments.

Senate Markup of FAA Bill Set for March 16

March 11, 2016 – As first reported in last Wednesday’s ETW Express, the bipartisan leaders of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee have introduced legislation (S. 2658) reauthorizing the programs of the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 and making changes in federal aviation policy. The Committee has scheduled a markup session to consider and amend the bill for Wednesday, March 16 at 10:00 a.m.

Thune, Nelson Release Text of 2-Year FAA Reauthorization Bill

March 9, 2016 – he chairman and ranking Democrat on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee have introduced bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration and other aviation programs for fiscal years 2016 and 2016. The Committee has scheduled a markup session to consider and amend the bill for Wednesday, March 16 in hopes of having the bill on the Senate floor during April.

GAO Weighs In On Air Traffic Control Reform

At the request of House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee’s ranking member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Aviation Subcommittee’s ranking member Rick Larsen (D-WA), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report last week exploring the potential implications of a restructured governance and funding structure for air traffic control (ATC) provision.

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.

DOT Inspector General Criticizes FAA’s Past Attempts at Reform

January 28, 2016 – At the request of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA), and the chairman (Frank LoBiondo, R-NJ) and ranking minority member (Rick Larsen, D-WA) of the House Aviation Subcommittee, the Office of the Inspector General (IG) of the U.S.

DOT Inspector General Analyzes Peer Nation Air Traffic Control

September 10, 2015

Last week, on September 2, the Office of the Inspector General (IG) for the U.S. Department of Transportation released a memo on the, “Differences Between FAA and Foreign Countries’ Processes for Operating Air Navigation Systems.” The memo was in response a request from the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and featured an assessment of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) air traffic control operation organizational structure and comparison to peer countries’ operation of air traffic control (ATC).

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