Alaska Aviation Field Hearing

July 5, 2005

Field Hearing

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) has announced a Full Committee aviation field hearing scheduled for Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at 9:30 in the Loussac Library in Anchorage, Alaska. The Committee will hear testimony on the Essential Air Service program (EAS), runway lighting, air traffic control technology, the Five Star Medallion Program and challenges facing the Alaska aviation community. Senator Stevens will chair this hearing. The expected witnesses are listed below:

Majority Statement

  • Ted Stevens


Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Norman Y. Mineta

    United States Department of Transportation
  • The Honorable Marion Blakey

    Federal Aviation Administration

Witness Panel 2

  • Mr. Mike Barton

    Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities
  • Mr. Patrick N. Poe

    Regional Administrator
    Federal Aviation Administration - Alaska Region

Witness Panel 3

  • Ms. Karen Casanovas

    Executive Director
    Alaska Air Carriers Association
  • Mr. Richard Harding

  • Mr. Jerry Dennis

    Executive Director
    Medallion Foundation Inc.
  • Mr. Morton V. Plumb Jr.

    Ted Stevens International Airport
  • Mr. Rick Thompson

    Alaskan Region Vice President
    National Air Traffic Controllers Association