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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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Bringing NextGen Online Is Moving Slowly Say Department of Transportation Inspector General and GAO at House Subcommittee Hearing

We should expect it by now.  But since the FAA had had years and years to plan for the implementation of NextGen technology, one would think that it could have resolved the roll-out problems prior to the passage of the … Continue reading

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Special Counsel Says FAA Slow to Act on Whistleblower Complaints of Aviation Safety Lapses at Major Airports – UPDATED 5/17/2012

On May 8, 2012, Carolyn N. Lerner, of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, sent a scathing letter to President Barack Obama regarding seven recent whistleblower disclosures of significant safety lapses at commercial aviation facilities in the United States.  While … Continue reading

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