WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announces the witnesses for the Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee hearing on The Outlook for Summer Air Travel: Addressing Congestion and Delay. The full witness list is below.
The combination of high demand and poor weather, in addition to an air traffic control system that lacks the necessary capacity to handle air traffic effectively, makes the summer months notorious for delay and congestion throughout the National Airspace System (NAS). This hearing will examine the growing problem of congestion and delay in the NAS and steps the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and airlines are taking to address it. Senator Rockefeller will preside.
The Outlook for Summer Air Travel: Addressing Congestion and Delay
Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee
Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Room 253, Russell Senate Office Building
Mr. Hank Krakowski, Chief Operating Officer of the Air Traffic Organization, Federal Aviation Administration
Mr. Michael Reynolds, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Aviation and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation
Ms. Susan Fleming, Director of Physical Infrastructure, Government Accountability Office
Mr. John M. Meenan, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Air Transport Association