Tag Archives: ATC

DOT Inspector General Takes Some Shots at FAA

The Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General was busy this week, particularly with respect to issues relating to the #FAA. On Wednesday, Matthew E. Hampton Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits, gave testimony regarding #FAA’s air traffic controller … Continue reading


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U.S. House’s Hearing On FAA Reform Act Turns Into Hearing On Sequester and Closing ATC Towers

On February 27, 2013, the United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing entitled “Implementation of the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act:  One Year Later.  Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), as … 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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President Bush Issues Executive Order Pushing NextGen Forward

In a speech given yesterday to the Department of Transportation, President Bush stated that in: an age when teenage drivers use GPS systems in their cars, air traffic controllers still use World War II-era radar to guide modern jumbo jets.  … Continue reading

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