Latest News

America’s Outdated Aviation System Deserves Better Than Radar Blips

America’s infrastructure is the foundation of our economy, and to remain globally competitive, we must modernize this system using 21st century technology. A clear example is our aviation system.

While our aviation system remains safe, delays cost consumers and the economy over $30 billion every year. With annual passenger levels approaching 1 billion and nearly three-fourths of our top 30 airports expected to soon experience Thanksgiving-level traffic once per week, this cost will grow unless we do something.

Click here to read more.

Outlet: The Hill
Author:
Type: Online
Date: May 11, 2017
Title: America’s outdated aviation system deserves better than radar blips
Link: http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/transportation/332680-americas-outdated-aviation-system-deserves-better-than

U.S. Air-Traffic Revamp Is Overdue for Boarding

U.S. air-traffic control badly needs first-class treatment. Donald Trump’s administration wants to privatize the organization that coordinates flights and manages often antiquated systems. The Federal Aviation Administration, currently in charge, has faced obstacles in trying to upgrade its 1940s-era technology, a project estimated to cost about $35 billion. Canada pioneered a self-funding, stakeholder-governed model. A similar approach could work for the more complex American system if carriers, politicians and the like can dump their baggage.

In most ATC operations across the United States, flight patterns are still organized on paper strips and passed by hand from one controller to another. The old-school radar used to mark planes with dots on screens can be off by as much as three miles.

Click here to read more.

Outlet: Reuters
Author: Opinion
Type: Online
Date: May 3, 2017
Title: U.S. Air-Traffic Revamp Is Overdue for Boarding
Link: http://www.investopedia.com/partner/reuters/opinion-us-airtraffic-revamp-overdue-boarding/

House Panel Aims to Finish Must-Pass Aviation Bill by August

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is aiming to wrap up work on a must-pass aviation bill by the August recess, according to a top panel aide.

Holly E. Woodruff Lyons, deputy general counsel for the committee and staff director of the aviation subcommittee, said Tuesday that the goal is to get legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration “off the floor by August.”

The FAA’s legal authority expires at the end of September, which would give the House and Senate less than two months to hammer out a final product.

Click here to read more.

Outlet: The Hill
Author: Melanie Zanona
Type: Online
Date: April 25, 2017
Title: House panel aims to finish must-pass aviation bill by August
Link: http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/330444-house-panel-aiming-to-finish-must-pass-aviation-bill-by-august

Page 1 of 1612345...10...LAST

TELL CONGRESS THAT YOU’RE READY FOR #MODERNSKIES!