House Committee to Focus on FAA Reauthorization
November 15, 2014
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — The full committee on Transportation and Infrastructure will hold a hearing next week focused on preparing the next reauthorization of the FAA and the modernization and operation of the U.S. airspace system.

    The current FAA law expires at the end of September 2015, and as the committee continues to develop the next reauthorization of the agency and its programs, air space and air traffic control modernization is an area of focus, according to officials.

    The hearing, titled “FAA Reauthorization: Issues in Modernizing and Operating the Nation’s Airspace,” is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

    Witnesses include:

    Calvin Scovel, III, Inspector General, Department of Transportation
    Nicholas Calio, President and CEO, Airlines for America
    Mark Baker, President and CEO, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
    Captain Lee Moak, President, Air Line Pilots Association
    John Engler, President, Business Roundtable
    Paul Rinaldi, President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association

    The hearing will be streamed live online.