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.

Maintaining Safety and Updating Regulations for the Commercial Space Industry Receive Bipartisan Support

The Subcommittee on Aviation of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing “Starships and Stripes...

Maintaining Safety and Updating Regulations for the Commercial Space Industry Receive Bipartisan Support

The Subcommittee on Aviation of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing “Starships and Stripes...

Guest Op-Ed: Action and Reaction: The Belarus Gambit to Force Diversion of Ryanair Flight 4978

Before the end of World War II, the United States government brought representatives of nations from around the world to Chicago to...

Op-Ed: Opening Up Global Air Travel—Safely

One of the indelible effects of the COVID-19 outbreak is the dramatic decrease in air travel. Now that parts of the world are starting...

Frustration on Progress, Concern About Noise are Key Topics at House NextGen ATC Roundtable

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation held a virtual roundtable this week on air traffic control (ATC)...

Environmental Sustainability and Equitable Access Key Points in Hearing on Future Aviation Technologies

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing this week on recent advances in aerospace...

Here’s how the GOP infrastructure plan stacks up against Biden’s transportation plans

Jeff Davis examined what Biden and Senate Republicans are proposing to spend on roads, transit, rail, airports and safety programs over...

State of the Aviation Industry Hearing

In a hearing on April 21, the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation, Safety, Operations, and Innovation assessed the state of the aviation...

Hearing: COVID’s Effects on Tourism

A full year of COVID emergencies has caused a tremendous decrease in travel which has only recently begun to recuperate. With travel,...

Airlines, public transit agencies say $1.9 trillion relief plan would prevent deep cuts, job losses

Jeff Davis discusses industry survival measures while reviewing funding aspects of the latest coronavirus relief package.  

An Update on the Precarious State of the Aviation Industry

COVID-19 has landed the aviation industry in the largest crisis in its history. With the pandemic still ongoing and passengers levels...

First T&I Hearing of 2021 Looks at COVID and Transportation Workers

Among the various ways the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the nation is the health and safety of transportation workers and passengers,...

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