Aviation

Issues & Modes / Aviation

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.

Who’s Doing What with Drones?

The Eno’s Aviation Working Group recently completed the initial phase of a project to develop policy recommendations for safely...

House T&I Approves Bill Regulating Overseas Aircraft Repair Facilities

On November 20, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a bill (H.R. 5119) sponsored by the panel's chairman,...

Senate Committee Approves RRIF and NASA Bills, 3 Nominations

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a drama-free markup on November 13 and approved 20 bills by voice vote,...

Boeing CEO Faces Hostile Audiences on Capitol Hill

This week, the chief executive officer of Boeing, Dennis Muilenburg, spent two days this week testifying before a largely hostile...

U.S. Wins Airbus Tariff Dispute, Retaliates vs Fine Foods, Wines, Whisky

This week, the United States won a 15-year-old dispute with the European Union over subsidies provided by the EU to Airbus in the large...

Eno Launches Survey to Understand How UAS Regulations Are Working

Eno’s Aviation Working Group has been meeting regularly to discuss ways to integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the...

Senate Subcommittee Revisits Air Traffic Control Modernization

Hopes for air traffic control (ATC) reform, a proposal that Eno has investigated in the past, were dashed last Congress when attempts...

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...

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