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  • Proposed UnitedContinental Merger
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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 the…

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  • Airline Fees
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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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  • Aviation Security
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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,…

    214 views
  • Aviation Delays and Consumer Issues
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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 2007 and the…

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  • Airline Safety Oversight Part 1
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    Airline Safety Oversight, Part 1

    Federal Aviation Administration safety inspectors and others testified about critical lapses in FAA safety oversight of airlines and abuses of regulatory ‘Partnership Programs,’ primarily in the…

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  • Airline Safety Oversight Part 2
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    Airline Safety Oversight, Part 2

    Airline executives and aviation safety experts testified about Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety oversight of airlines. Southwest executives assured the committee that safety is a top…

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  • Commercial Aircraft Inspections
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    Commercial Aircraft Inspections

    House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman James Oberstar talked about issues raised during a committee investigation of commercial aircraft inspections. Emphasis was placed on rudder…

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  • Airline Delays and Consumer Issues
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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 are due to…

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  • Aviation Consumer Issues
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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…

    106 views
  • Financial Condition of Airline Industry
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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 demand for…

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  • Capitol Region Airspace Security
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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 flew…

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  • Aviation Security Legislation
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    Aviation Security Legislation

    Members of the House-Senate Conference Committee on aviation security legislation met for the first time to work out the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill.…

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  • Airline Security Legislation
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    Airline Security Legislation

    Members testified about proposed airline security legislation and rules for its consideration. Among the issues they addressed were the need for heightened security in airports and the…

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  • Airport Security
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    Airport Security

    Representatives spoke to reporters about restoring security and confidence in the aviation industry. They also called for greater federal involvement in security screening at airports.…

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  • Airline Industry Stimulus Bill Part 1
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    Airline Industry Stimulus Bill, Part 1

    Airline executives testified about the effect of the terrorist attacks on their industry and requested financial aid from the federal government.

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  • Airline Industry Stimulus Bill Part 2
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    Airline Industry Stimulus Bill, Part 2

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  • Federal Aviation Administration Modernization
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    Federal Aviation Administration Modernization

    Witnesses testifed about plans to modernize air traffic control systems. Among the issues addressed are operating costs of the new systems, technical requirements of the system, and the…

    101 views
  • United Airlines  US Airways Merger Day 2
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    United Airlines - US Airways Merger Day 2

    Committee heard testimony about the proposed merger between U.S. Airways and American Airlines. Among the issues they discussed were the benefits that each company would gain, the effects…

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  • United Airlines  US Airways Merger Day 1
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    United Airlines - US Airways Merger Day 1

    The committee heard testimony about the proposed merger between U.S. Airways and American Airlines. Among the issues they discussed were the benefits that each company would gain, the…

    233 views
  • Aircraft Safety
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    Aircraft Safety

    Rep. Oberstar, ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, talked about aircraft wiring deterioration, pilot fatigue and other concerns regarding the aircraft…

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