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.

House To Consider Legislation Splitting Up FAA, Spinning Off Air Traffic Control to Non-Profit Corporation

June 18, 2015 Eighteen months ago House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) began calling for...

House T&I Aviation Roundtable Examines Air Traffic Control Modernization

February 26, 2015 Yesterday, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Aviation held a roundtable...

House Hearing Examines Flight Tracking and Lessons of MH370

February 26, 2015 March 8 marks the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. MH370 was flying from...

House FAA Hearing Examines NextGen, Drone Issues

March 5, 2015 The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is continuing to raise awareness of the upcoming Federal...

Senate Hearing Examines Drone Aircraft Safety

March 26, 2015 The Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security met yesterday for a hearing to “examine...

House Panel Examines FAA Structural Reform Options

March 26, 2015 The House Aviation Subcommittee continued work on the upcoming Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization with a...

Senate Commerce Examines FAA Reauthorization, Potential ATC Restructuring

April 16, 2015 On Tuesday, April 14, Senate Commerce held a full committee hearing on Federal Aviation Administration...

Senate Hearing Examines FAA Aircraft Certification Process

April 22, 2015 Yesterday, Senate Commerce’s Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security held the second in a series...

Recess Is Over

September 8, 2015 Congress returns to the nation’s capital tonight to start off a fall that will see periods of intense activity...

FAA Short-Term Extension Coming in September – But How Long?

August 12, 2015 Among the “must-pass” items that Congress must address in September is a law extending the Airport and Airway...

House Passes Compromise FY15 Homeland Approps. Bill With Veto-Bait Immigration Riders

January 14, 2015 The House of Representatives earlier today passed a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal...

House Hearing Examines FAA Certification Processes

January 21, 2015 On January 21, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on reforming and streamlining...

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