Hearing slated on FAA Reform Act progress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) will conduct a Congressional hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 5, to examine the progress the FAA has made in implementing provisions of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 in the last two years.

The Reform Act was enacted on Feb. 14, 2012, and contains provisions intended to improve the safety and efficiency of the civil aviation system now and into the future. It provides the FAA with resources needed to safely operate the air traffic control system, invest in airport infrastructure, and continue implementing the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) program, according to LoBiondo. The measure also provides greater stability to allow government and industry stakeholders to make long-term investment and policy decisions, he noted.

The hearing, “The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012: Two Years Later,” is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Feb. 5, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

Witnesses include FAA Administrator Michael Huerta; Calvin Scovel, III, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Transportation; and Dr. Gerald Dillingham, Director – Civil Aviation Issues, Government Accountability Office.

The hearing will be streamed live here.

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