Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Air Traffic Control System

September 17, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, will convene a hearing titled, “Improving Air Traffic Control for the American People: Examining the Current System,” at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. The hearing will examine the current state of the United States’ air traffic control (ATC) system. Witnesses will discuss challenges and highlight possible improvements to the efficiency and safety of the ATC system.


  • Mr. Mark Baker, President, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Mr. Ed Bolen, President and CEO, National Business Aviation Association
  • Captain Joe DePete, President, Air Line Pilots Association
  • Ms. Trish Gilbert, Executive Vice President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association
  • Ms. Sharon Pinkerton, Senior Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Policy, Airlines for America

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
2:30 p.m.
Subcommittee on Aviation and Space

This hearing will take place in the Dirksen Senate Office Building 562. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on