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Articles by Rui Neiva
Air traffic control, Airlines, Aviation, Aviation workforce, Federal governance, Governance, Governance reform
Op-Ed: Why Does Labor Support Corporatizing Air Traffic Control?

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?

Air traffic control, Aircraft, Aviation, Aviation safety/security, Federal governance, Governance
GAO Offers Positive View of NextGen Deployment, Warns About the Future

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.

Air traffic control, Airports, Aviation, Federal governance, Governance, Local governance
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.

Air traffic control, Airlines, Airports, Aviation, Aviation safety/security, Federal governance, Governance
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).

Airlines, Aviation
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.

Airlines, Aviation, Aviation safety/security, Federal governance, Freight, Governance
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”.

Air traffic control, Airlines, Aviation, Federal governance, Governance
Electronic Flight Strips: A Brief History in the U.S. and Canada

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.

Air traffic control, Airports, Aviation, Aviation workforce, Federal governance, Governance
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).

Air traffic control, Airlines, Airports, Aviation, Aviation workforce, Federal governance, Governance
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.

Air traffic control, Airports, Aviation, Aviation workforce, Federal governance, Governance
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.

Air traffic control, Aviation, Aviation safety/security, Aviation workforce, Federal governance, Governance
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.

Air traffic control, Aviation, Aviation safety/security, Aviation workforce, Federal governance, Governance
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.

Air traffic control, Aircraft, Airlines, Airports, Aviation, Aviation safety/security, Aviation workforce, Federal governance, Governance
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, Governance, Local governance
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.

Air traffic control, Airports, Aviation, Aviation safety/security, Federal governance, Governance
Senate Looks at GA, Rural Aviation Issues

April 7, 201 – On April 6, the Senate Aviation Subcommittee hosted a hearing on general aviation (GA) and service to rural areas.

Air traffic control, Aviation, Aviation safety/security, Federal governance, Governance
Is the FAA Botching ATC Modernization?

April 7, 2017 – If the FAA is doing its job, and we have a safe and efficienct system, why mess with it by pursuing reform?

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