164Aug 26, 2013
Air Traffic Safety Improvement and Delay Reductions
Gerald Dillingham talked about the Federal Aviation Administration’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), and he responded to telephone calls and electronic ...
221Jun 19, 2013
Government and industry officials testified on the pending merger between US Airways and American Airlines.
1,492Feb 15, 2013
Drone Use Over Domestic Airspace
Witnesses testified about the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, as well as federal research and development efforts to ensure the safe operation of drones.
211Sep 12, 2012
NextGen Program Review
Witnesses testified about the status of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) air traffic control modernization program known as the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), ...
456Jul 19, 2012
Domestic Drone Oversight
Witnesses testified on the effects of increased use of drones by the Department of Homeland Security on individuals' privacy. Todd Humphreys spoke about his experiment in which he hijacked a ...
429Oct 5, 2011
Oversight of Air Traffic Control Program
Aviation, transportation, and government officials testified on the Federal Aviation Administration’s “NextGen” program, which would shift the method of air traffic control from a ...
292Jul 14, 2010
Representatives from the airline industry and federal transportation employees testified on the airline practice of charging passengers for individual services, and requirements for disclosure of ...
39Dec 8, 2007
Airport Safety Report
Gerald Dillingham talked about runway safety at airports and the increased number of runway incursions. A report released on Wednesday, December 5, 2007, by the Government Accountability Office ...
92Sep 14, 2006
Rural Air Service
Witnesses testified about programs to provide essential air services to small communities and efforts by the airline industry to cut costs by eliminating routes to areas that did not generate a ...
121Apr 1, 2003
Hearing on Terrorist Attacks, Day 2
Several panels of witnesses testified about the September 11 terrorist attacks. Topics included transportation security before and after September 11, al-Qaeda and its finances, the United ...
19Sep 25, 2001
Airline Passenger and Baggage Screening
44Sep 20, 2001
Officials testified about security on airlines and in U.S. airports. Among the issues they addressed were new federal regulations instituted following four hijackings used to attack New York ...
73Apr 30, 1996
FAA Safety Inspection Program
Committee members heard testimony from several FAA officials, and representatives from other federal agencies concerning the FAA safety inspection program. They testified three basic aspects of ...