The Quiet Skies Caucus has requested, likely without any hearing, that the 2015 Reauthorization Act include 8 amendments that would reconstruct the existing carefully crafted FAA noise policy.
It is clear by the trend of the past 10-20 years of budget bills that the FAA has to use a shrinking roster to meet increasing domestic and global regulatory responsibilities.
Congress is considering Reauthorization of the FAA. While that bill is being written and placed before the Members, there seems to be an inordinate number of local interventions (see below four articles) seemingly seeking to void the application of national standards to local airports.
The volume of news flow about UAS may exceed the volume of the purchase of these innovative aircraft. Here is a sampling of significant news stories about this exciting segment.
Conceptually privatization of the Air Traffic Control system makes sense to most stakeholders. Here are some thoughts about details which may cause dissension.
Rep. Bill Shuster has announced that his long quest for a transformational FAA Reauthorization Bill “will announce a plan Monday [today] to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system, removing the government’s role in managing the world’s most crowded, complex air space.”
The implementation of NextGen is at a critical point. Congress is scrutinizing the slowness of the FAA’s implementation. The NRC, the OIG and the GAO have heaped on criticisms of the management of this largest…
The two articles below exhibit a duality of opinion. When one considers that the 535 women and men who sit on Capitol Hill are essentially the FAA’s Board of Directors, such mixed messages make it…