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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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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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House Aviation Subcommittee Conducts Hearing on Runway Safety

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Aviation met on September 25, 2008 to receive testimony on runway safety.  This hearing was a follow-up to the Subcommittee’s February 13th hearing.  Rep. Jerry Costello (D-Ill.) stated in his opening remarks that although the … Continue reading

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House Aviation Subcommittee Hears Testimony About the Air Traffic Controller Situation

Yesterday, June, 11, 2008, the House Aviation Subcommittee heard testimony (click on link for video the hearing) on a situation that is becoming more dire as every day passes – Air Traffic Controllers are retiring, leaving a dearth of qualified, … Continue reading

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