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.

Emission-Reducing Aviation Technologies Presented at House Hearing

This week, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Aviation met to discuss different aviation...

NTSB Asks for Funding & Personnel Increases, Expanded & Clarified Authorities at House Hearing

This week, the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board came to Capitol Hill to give an update on the NTSB's current status...

Biden Names Safety Chief Nolen Acting FAA Administrator

On Saturday, March 26, the Biden Administration announced that Billy Nolen has been named Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation...

Webinar: Eyes in the Skies: How The Ukrainian Crisis Affects Aviation

The war in Ukraine has touched almost every corner of the world in almost as many ways. From parts availability to rising oil prices,...

Subcommittee Hearing Examines Community Concerns Regarding Aviation Noise

This week, the House Transportation’s subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing entitled “Aviation Noise: Measuring Progress in...

Dickson Stepping Down as FAA Administrator

Federal Aviation Administrator Steve Dickson told FAA employees in an email yesterday evening that he would be leaving his post on...

Centennial Anthology: A Collection of Essays and Ideas

Coming Out of the Crisis: A Look Past the Pandemic  The pandemic isn’t quite behind us, but every day the contours of the new...

Communication Breakdown: T&I Hearing Shows Differing Perspectives Between FAA and FCC on 5G and Aviation Safety

Reminiscent of a certain Led Zeppelin song, all witnesses and Representatives agreed on the utter lack of communication and...

Senate Hearing Brings Airlines, Payroll Support Program, Workforce into Focus

Every few years Congress brings together all the major airline CEOs to press them on major concerns and pet issues. The most recent...

Looking to the Skies: A Centennial Institute Session Recap

If there was one word to describe the state of the U.S. aviation industry in 2019, it was “soaring.” Airlines in the United States...

Senate Confirms Sullenberger to ICAO, Tees Up NMB Vote Next Week

The U.S. Senate on December 2 confirmed former airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger to be the U.S. Ambassador to the...

House Panel Grills FAA Chief Over Implementation of Congressional Directives

Yesterday, the House Aviation Subcommittee got an update from the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration on the status of...

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