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  • Hearing Considers FAA and Air Traffic Control Reforms
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    Air Traffic Control Reform

    The Transportation Department Inspector General said the completion date and cost of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen project to modernize and change to a satellite-based air…

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  • United Airlines CEO Apologizes for Breach of Trust
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    Airline Customer Service

    Airline industry executives, including United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, testified at a hearing on customer service concerns following recent incidents on domestic flights. Members asked…

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  • Hearing Focuses on Air Traffic Control Staffing
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    Air Traffic Control Staffing

    Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association union were among the witnesses at a hearing on air traffic controller staffing. The…

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  • Hearing on Drones and Aviation Safety
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    Drone Safety

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the risks drones pose to aviation safety and the need for drone safety regulations to mitigate those risks.

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  • Hearing on Drone Regulations
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    Drone Technology and Safety

    Witnesses testified at ahearing on the state of the unmanned aircraft system industry and efforts to integrate drones into existing U.S. airspace. They answered questions on safety and…

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  • Federal Aviation Administration Oversight
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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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  • 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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  • National Infrastructure Banks
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    National Infrastructure Banks

    Witnesses spoke about proposals to create infrastructure banks. The banks would invest in large infrastructure projects with significant national or regional economic benefits, such as…

    238 views
  • Airline Safety and Pilot Training Part 2
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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
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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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  • 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…

    222 views
  • 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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  • 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…

    224 views
  • 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…

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  • 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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  • Cell Phone Use on Airplanes
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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 flights, use…

    306 views
  • Improving Aviation Security
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    Improving Aviation Security

    The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection and Cybersecurity held a hearing on leveraging technology to improve aviation security, including…

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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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