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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Aviation Consumer Issues

    Members testified about airline delays, customer service problems, and air traffic congestion. They also talked about the impact on consumers and the economy of flight problems.

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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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    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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    September 11 Commission Report

    Witnesses testified before the committee about the September 11 Commission’s recommendations for improving aviation security. They discussed changes that have already been…

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    Capitol Region Airspace Security

    The witnesses testified about the security of the air space around Washington, DC and the Capitol due to the confusion on June 9 when Kentucky governor Ernie Fletcher’s small plane…

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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 Passenger Prescreening

    Witnesses testified about airline passenger screening procedures, focusing on the Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening System, also known as CAPPS II. Among the specific issues…

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