Monthly Archives: March 2009

FAA Reauthorization, NextGen and ATC Modernization Are theTopics Discussed at U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Hearing

Although originally billed as a Senate hearing on FAA Reauthorization, because another continuing resolution was passed last week, the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security switched the focus of the hearing from Reauthorization to NextGen and “the Benefits of … Continue reading

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U.S. House Subcommittee on Aviation Holds Hearing on FAA’s NextGen and ATC Modernization Efforts

On March 18, 2009, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing entitled “Air Traffic Control Modernization and the Next Generation Air Transportation System:  Near-Term Achievable Goals.” The Subcommittee and the FAA are placing much of their hopes and … Continue reading

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User Fees Issues Probably Will Force Short-Term Extension of FAA’s Authorization Instead of Full Reauthorization

Update 3/30/2009: President Obama has signed HR 1512 the “Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2009,” which extends through September 30, 2009, FAA authority to: collect taxes that fund the Airport and Airway Trust Fund; make expenditures from the Airport … Continue reading

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FAA, NASA, and Transport Canada Sponsor New Website for Information on Aviation Noise

With little fanfare, (FAA announced it through a line item buried deep in its website on its “airport noise” page), PARTNER (Partnership for AiR Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction) began a new website: NoiseQuest: Aviation Noise Information & Resources.  PARTNER, … Continue reading

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GAO Supplies Responses to Questions Posed at FAA Reauthorization Act Hearing

On March 10, 2009, the GAO made public its response to questions submitted for the record related to the February 11, 2009, hearing concerning  the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009.  At that hearing, Dr. Gerald Dillingham, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues, … Continue reading

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Several Amendments Made to H.R. 915, FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009

On March 4, 2009, Rep. James Oberstar (D. Minn.), the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee offered several amendments to  H.R. 915, The “FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009.” The following summary of the changes was provided: Funding of … Continue reading

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