September 19, 2017 – Earlier this month, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) made available another report on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) deployment of NextGen, the agency’s multi-decade modernization program.
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September 7, 2017 – The USDOT Inspector General made public this week an August 15 letter with their analysis on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) most recent business case for NextGen, the agency’s ongoing program to modernize air traffic control (ATC).
July 13, 2017 – Vacuum tubes have been replaced as a symbol of FAA inefficiency by flight strips, the little pieces of paper that the controllers use to jot down information about the airplanes they are controlling.
January 18, 2017 – The USDOT Inspector General last week issued a report analyzing the FAA’s ability to respond quickly to crises that cause air traffic control service outages.
February 5, 2017 – Back on December 1, Senator John Thune (R-SD), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, asked the Federal Aviation Administration to report promptly on the status of NextGen deployment, the agency’s multi-year endeavor to modernize air traffic control (ATC).
December 7, 2016 – After a couple of weeks of intense reporting activity by governmental watchdogs, Senator John Thune (R-SD), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, asked the Federal Aviation Administration to report promptly on the status of NextGen deployment, the agencies multi-year, multi-year endeavor to modernize air traffic control (ATC).
November 23, 2016 – The GAO on November 17 issued a report summarizing the past and future costs of NextGen, the ATC modernization program being implemented by the Federal Aviation Administration.
November 16, 2016 – In a new study published on November 15, the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation (IG) was critical of the FAA’s NextGen deployment.
September 7, 2016 -The USDOT Inspector General released a report on August 25 criticizing the Federal Aviation Administration’s NextGen air traffic control modernization research and development plan.
June 15, 2016 – Every passing day makes it more likely that Congress will pass another short-term FAA extension by July 15. But how long will it run, and will it carry other legislation with it?
There is another, much less visible area of aviation that also impacts your travel. It is an area that Congress can act to improve greatly: air traffic control.
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.
April 19, 2016 – The U.S. Senate passed legislation today reauthorizing federal aviation programs for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 by a vote of 95 yeas to 3 nays.
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.
April 13, 2016 – A breakdown in Senate negotiations over tax breaks unrelated to transportation may have the effect of shutting off all further amendments to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (H.R.
April 12, 2016 – The Senate made more slow and incremental progress yesterday on legislation reauthorizing the programs of the Federal Aviation Administration (H.R. 636), but has not yet turned to the legislation today. The Senate recessed at 12:30 p.m.
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.
April 7, 2016 – The U.S. Senate finally got around to debating the specifics of legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration this week.
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.
April 6, 2016 – The U.S.