Tag Archives: Safety

Aviation and Airport Development Newsletter, September 13, 2010, vol. 2, no. 12

Vol. 2, No. 12, September 13, 2010 The following is a summary review of articles from all over the nation concerning aviation and airport development law news during the past week.  These were all first posted, in abbreviated form, on … Continue reading

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Aviation and Airport Development Law Newsletter, July 12, 2010, vol. 2, no. 5

The following is a summary review of articles from all over the nation concerning aviation and airport development law news during the past week.  These were all first posted, in abbreviated form, on http://twitter.com/smtaber.  This Newsletter also appears as a … Continue reading

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“Safety” and the FAA

On November 10, 2009, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood posted a blog on the Department of Transportation website entitled “The FAA, an Active and Vigilant Partner in Aviation Safety.” In his post, Secretary LaHood made the point that the Federal … Continue reading

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U.S. House Transportation Committee Introduce Aviation Safety Bill

On Wednesday, July 29, 2009, the bipartisan leadership of both the Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and the Subcommittee on Aviation introduced H.R. 3371, the “Aviation Safety Bill” designed to “enhance airline safety by setting new training and service standards for … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Holds Hearing on FAA’s Role in the Oversight of Air Carriers

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt told the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Wednesday, June 10, 2009, that small regional airlines are held to the same safety standards as the major carriers. Babbitt says he and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood are ensuring … Continue reading

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U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Holds Hearings on FAA Reauthorization Bill

The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has proposed H.R. 915, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009.  Since funding authorization for aviation programs and authorization for taxes and fees that provide revenue for the FAA expired at the end … Continue reading

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GAO Issues Report To House Committee on Transportation Regarding FAA’s Issuance of Medical Certification Decisions

The Government Accountability Office issued a report to the Chairman of the U.S House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure entitled “FAA Has Taken Steps to Determine That It Has Made Correct Medical Certification Decisions” on September 30, 2008. In 2005, a … 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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