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DOT Inspector General To Assess Air Traffic Controller Productivity

At the request of outgoing Chairmen Petri (House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure) and Mica (Subcommittee on Aviation), the Department of Transportation Inspector General announced on January 4, 2013, that it would be undertaking an audit to determine whether FAA’s air … 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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Has The Time Come to Privatize Air Traffic Control?

On Wednesday, July 18, 2012, the Honorable Calvin L. Scovel III, the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Transportation presented his Update on the Safety and Cost Aspects of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Contract Tower Program to the U.S. … 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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Legal Analysis of the FAA’s Slot Auction Rule for JFK and Newark Part 2

Analysis of Legal Issues Regarding Slot Auctions, Part Two. Having established previously that the FAA does not have specific authority to lease or otherwise dispose of slots, FAA turns to its general power to dispose of property in order to … Continue reading

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Legal Analysis of the FAA’s Slot Auction Rule for JFK and Newark Part 1

Pt. 1: Setting The Stage When the FAA adopted its slot auction rules for LaGuardia, JFK  and Newark Airports, it did so despite the fact that the GAO had issued a legal opinion stating that it believed that the FAA … Continue reading

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