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.

1965 (Aug. 20) BoB Memo to Califano on Halaby Letter

August 20, 1965 memo from Bureau of the Budget Directory Charles Schultze to White House senior domestic policy aide Joseph Califano...

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The Similarities Between the Decline of Commercial Shipbuilding Industry and the Future of the Aviation Industry

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position...

1978 Airline Deregulation Bill Signing Ceremony Memo and Remarks

Briefing memo and prepared remarks for President Carter for the October 24, 1978 White House signing ceremony for S. 2493, the airline...

House Hearing Examines Safety Aspects of Recreational Drones

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1967-1968 Johnson Administration Proposals for Airport and Airway Development and Financing

Legislative History of the Airport And Airway Development Act of 1970 Part I - Johnson Administration Proposals May 4, 1967...

1968 Bureau of the Budget Memo on Airport Proposal Compliance With Credit Guidelines

Undated early 1968 Bureau of the Budget memo on whether or not the proposed Federal Airport Act complied with BoB credit guidelines.

1968 White House Internal Status Memo on Airport and Airway Plan

Undated early 1968 White House memo summarizing internal Johnson Administration objections to parts of the airport and airway finance...

1968 (Jun. 7) Boyd Memo to White House Explaining FY 1969 Budget Increase for Airways

June 7, 1968 memo from Transportation Secretary Alan Boyd to White House domestic policy aide Joseph Califano and Bureau of the Budget...

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