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.

1968 (May 22) Memo to LBJ on Sen. Monroney’s Objections to the Airport Bill

May 22, 1968 White House staff memo to President Johnson relating that Senate Aviation Subcommittee chairman Mike Monroney (D-OK) did...

1968 (May 17) Califano to LBJ Decision Memo on Airport and Airway Program

May 17, 1968 decision memo from White House domestic policy chief Joe Califano to President Johnson requesting his approval to proceed...

1968 (May 8) BoB Airport-Airway Status Update for WH Chief of Staff

May 8, 1968 memo from Bureau of the Budget deputy director Phillip S. Hughes to the de facto White House Chief of Staff, James Jones,...

1968 (Apr. 8) DOT memos to White House and BoB on Airport and Airway Proposal

Memos dated April 8, 1968 from Transportation Secretary Alan Boyd to White House domestic policy chief Joe Califano and to Bureau of...

1968 (Jan. 8) White House One-Page Summary of Airport and Airway Spending Proposal

Memo dated January 8, 1968 from White House aide Matt Nimetz to White House domestic policy chief Joe Califano giving a general...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 5, 2015

Wednesday, Oct. 7 - House Transportation and Infrastructure - Subcommittee on Aviation - subcommittee hearing on the impact of unmanned...

1967 Report of the President’s Airport Task Force

May 4, 1967 letter from the Secretary of Transportation and the Chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board transmitting the final report...

1968 White House Proposed Aviation User Tax Bill

Proposed legislation transmitted by the Transportation Department to Congress on May 20, 1968 entitled the "Airway User Act of 1968"...

Aviation Working Group Holds First Meeting

On September 30, Eno hosted the inaugural meeting of our brand new Aviation Working Group. After the successful release of the NextGen...

Six-Month FAA Extension Enacted as DeFazio Counters Shuster ATC Proposal

October 2, 2015 This week, Congress passed and the President signed into law a six-month extension of Airport and Airway Trust Fund...

What’s Really Going on in Airline Pricing and Capacity?

In late June, the Department of Justice confirmed that it was investigating unnamed U.S. airlines (believed to be the four largest,...

1965 White House Justification for User Charges

The issue of whether the government should pay for transportation through general revenues or through some kind of charges on the users...

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