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.

Congress Questions Officials on Boeing 737 MAX and FAA Regulations

March 29, 2019 In response to the two recent Boeing 737 MAX plane crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, the Senate Subcommittee on...

Guest Op-Ed: Just Like Other Victories, Women Should Celebrate Progress in the Skies

March 28, 2019 Picture this: it’s still snowing outside, work is in that rare slow period, and you decide you want to use vacation...

The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Markup: Funding Safe and Resilient Transportation Systems

March 28, 2019 The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee met March 27th to consider eight bills in a markup session: H.R....

Airport Investments Discussed in House Transportation and Infrastructure Hearing

March 29, 2019  On March 26, the House Aviation Subcommittee hosted a hearing, “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investment in Our...

Senate Presses Secretary of Transportation on FAA Certification and FY20 Budget Requests

March 28, 2019 The Senate subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a hearing on...

Guest Op-Ed: Safety, Shutdowns, and Air Traffic Control

On January 25 2019, the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history ended after 35 days. As the government shutdown entered its...

Trump to Nominate Former Delta VP to Head FAA

March 21, 2019 President Trump on March 19 made the long-awaited announcement that he will nominate Stephen Dickson, a longtime...

House Hearing Looks At the Long-Term Future of Aviation

On Tuesday, March 12 the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing on the Future of Aviation...

The FY20 Budget: Transportation Security

March 20, 2019 The President's fiscal year 2020 budget request for the Department of Homeland Security includes proposals for a...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 25, 2019

Tuesday, March 26 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Aviation – subcommittee hearing on investment in...

The FY20 Budget: USDOT Competitive Grant Programs

March 20, 2019 What a difference a year makes. In its fiscal 2019 budget request, the Trump Administration requested zero dollars...

The FY20 Budget: Transportation Tax and Fee Assumptions

March 19, 2019 In the full fiscal year 2020 federal budget request released this week, the assumptions for the tax receipts of...

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