Aviation

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Aviation is part of the lifeblood of modern economies, moving people and goods around the nation and the globe. The American economy literally could not function without it and a tremendous collaborative effort of industry and government maintains the safest airspace in the world. But challenges remain as congestion and delays hinder airports and high-altitude traffic is guided by inefficient and old point-to-point, ground-based radar technology. At the same time, qualified workers needed to meet the global demands for air travel have grown increasingly scarce and new technologies like drones are challenging airline safety and security.

House T&I Approves Latest Iteration of “Flags of Convenience” Aviation Bill

Yesterday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a bill (H.R. 3632) sponsored by full committee chairman Peter...

Acting TSA Chief Gives Agency Update to Senate Committee

The acting head of the Transportation Security Administration gave a status update on that agency's activities to the Senate Commerce,...

This Labor Day Let’s Celebrate Those Who Keep Us Safe in the Skies

Labor Day is the one day of the year dedicated to celebrating America’s workers. It marks the end of the summer and the beginning of...

Senators Press FAA Officials on MAX Certification Procedure and UAS Rules

In the wake of recent reporting in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal regarding the certification process for the Boeing 737...

FAA Administrator Confirmed, and his Deputy Gets to Keep His Job

The Federal Aviation Administration will finally have a permanent Administrator for the first time since January 7, 2018. After being...

FAA, STB Nominees Advanced in Senate

Stephen Dickson, nominee for the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), had his nomination advanced from the...

Senate Holds FAA Administrator’s Confirmation Hearing

Stephen Dickson, the nominee for Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, testified before the Senate Commerce, Science,...

FAA Faces Scrutiny and No Concrete Timeline for Return of Boeing 737 MAX

An emotionally charged House Aviation Subcommittee safety hearing on July 17 featured testimony from  Paul Njoroge and Michael Stumo,...

Senate Vote on FAA Nominee Set for Next Week

Senate floor votes on the nomination of Stephen Dickson to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration have been set for...

House Panel Lets Pilots, Airlines Discuss 737 MAX

A June 19 hearing of the House Aviation Subcommittee explored the perspectives of airlines, pilots, and other stakeholders on the...

Trends in International Travel Part 4: Conclusion

Eno conducted an analysis of the international market for air travel in November 2018 for the Japan International Transport Institute....

Senate Holds FAA Administrator’s Confirmation Hearing

Stephen Dickson, the nominee for Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, testified before the Senate Commerce, Science,...

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