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    Proposed United-Continental Merger

    Congressmen, airline executives and union representatives testified about a proposed merger between Continental and United Airlines. Among the topics they addressed were the impact of…

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    Oversight of Air Traffic Control Program

    Aviation, transportation, and government officials testified on the Federal Aviation Administration’s “NextGen” program, which would shift the method of air traffic…

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    U.S. Airways Flight 1549 Accident

    A portion of a hearing on aviation safety was shown.

    The Subcommittee on Aviation heard testimony on the U.S. Airways Flight 1549 accident. On January 15, 2009, the flight ditched…

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    Expansion of Aviation Global Positioning System Technology

    Witnesses talked about the use of global positioning system (GPS) technology in the aviation industry. Among the topics they addressed were the operation of GPS systems in the…

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    Airline Fees

    Representatives from the airline industry and federal transportation employees testified on the airline practice of charging passengers for individual services, and requirements for…

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    Airline Safety and Pilot Training, Part 2

    Witnesses testified on the airline safety and pilot training programs of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Inspector General Calvin Scovel said the FAA had failed to meet goals on…

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    Federal Aviation Administration Oversight

    Michael Huerta testified on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) efforts to implement the NextGen modernization program and the potential impact of sequestration budget cuts on his agency.

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    TWA Flight 800 Investigation

    Committee members heard testimony from federal aviation officials involved in the TWA Flight 800 crash investigation and from victims' families concerning the outcome and conduct of the…

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    NextGen Program Review

    Witnesses testified about the status of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) air traffic control modernization program known as the Next Generation Air Transportation System…

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    Smoking on Airplanes

    The subcommittee heard testimony on legislation to ban smoking on commercial airline flights. Representatives from the U.S. House and Senate, the Department of Transportation, and…

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    Airline Safety and Pilot Training, Part 1

    Committee members gave opening statements on the airline safety and pilot training programs of the Federal Aviation Administration.

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    FAA Contract Tower Program

    Air transportation officials testified on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Contract Tower Program, which allowed low-activity air traffic control towers to be converted to…

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    Aviation Delays and Consumer Issues

    A hearing was held on aviation delays and consumer issues. Department of Transportation Inspector General Scovel reported his findings on the massive airline delays in the summer of…

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    Airline Delays and Consumer Issues

    Transportation officials and industry representatives testified at a hearing on airline delays and consumer issues. A record number of delays have occured in the past year. Most…

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    Eastern Airlines Strike

    The subcommittee held a hearing on H.R. 1231, to direct the President to establish an emergency board to investigate and report on the dispute between Eastern Airlines and its collective…

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    Cell Phone Use on Airplanes

    Witnesses testified about the use of cell phones on aircraft and the possible dangers that have been publicized about this usage. Topics included noise pollution during airline…

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    Aviation Security

    Witnesses testified about transportation programs to ensure air safety and security. Among the issues they addressed were procedures and equipment used at airport security checkpoints,…

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    Aviation Consumer Issues

    Industry executives and consumer advocates in the second and third panels testified about aviation consumer issues, including extended ground delays for passengers. Topics included the…

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    Financial Condition of Airline Industry

    Witnesses testified regarding the financial condition of the airline industry. Among the topics addressed were federal aid to airlines, the trend toward lowest cost carriers, the…

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    Airline Baggage Rules

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