Eno Transportation Weekly

Articles by Rui Neiva
ATC, Aviation, FAA
Governance of a Nonprofit ATC Provider: A Primer

September 8, 2017 – How would the governance structure of a private non-profit air traffic control corporation work? In this article we’ll provide an overview of the proposed governance model, and how it has been implemented by the Canadians in their own nonprofit ATC provider, NAV CANADA.

ATC, Aviation, FAA, NextGen
USDOT I.G. Criticizes NextGen Cost-Benefit Analysis

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).

Open Skies, Subsidies, and the Need for Transparency

The UAE and Qatar are far from unique in providing financial support for their airlines. In reality, aviation has long been prone to government intervention. Being such an important and charismatic part of a country’s economy, national governments always used them to project power abroad—an aircraft painted in national colors arriving at a major airport is one of the best ways to show that the country matters internationally.

Aviation, House Homeland Security Committee, Security, TSA
House Hearing Looks at Air Cargo Security

July 28, 2017 – On July 25, the House Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee held a (short) hearing titled “Securing Air Cargo: Industry Perspectives”.

ATC, Aviation, FAA, House T&I Committee, Senate Commerce Committee
House, Senate Panels OK Competing FAA Bills

June 30, 2017 – This week, committees in the House and Senate each amended and approved bills reauthorizing the programs of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

ATC, Aviation, FAA, House T&I Committee
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.

ATC, Aviation, FAA, House T&I Committee
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.

ATC, Aviation, Congress, FAA, White House
White House Unveils Plan for Air Traffic Control Reform; Sec. Chao Defends It On Capitol Hill

June 9, 2017 – President Trump on June 5 made a personal pitch for air traffic control (ATC) reform in a White House speech that accompanied the release of a paper detailing the Administration’s principles for reform. Later in the week, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao testified on the topic before Senate and House hearings on June 7 and 8.

Aviation, House T&I Committee
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.

Airlines, Aviation, House T&I Committee, Senate Commerce Committee
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.

Airports, Aviation, FAA
St. Louis Airport Enters Privatization Program

April 27, 2017 – On April 24, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that St. Louis Lambert International Airport has been accepted in the Airport Privatization Program.