Committee Announces Hearing on the Current State of the Aviation Industry

April 29, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled, “The State of the Aviation Industry: Examining the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic,” at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Witnesses will provide an update on the current status of the aviation industry and address challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The hearing will also examine the implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.


  • The Honorable Eric Fanning, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace Industries Association
  • Mr. Nicholas Calio, President and Chief Executive Officer, Airlines for America
  • Dr. Hilary Godwin, Dean, School of Public Health, University of Washington
  • Mr. Todd Hauptli, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Airport Executives

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
2:30 p.m.
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

This hearing will take place in the Dirksen Senate Office Building 106. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on

*In order to maintain physical distancing as advised by the Office of the Attending Physician, seating for credentialed press will be limited throughout the course of the hearing. Due to current limited access to the Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view this hearing via the live stream.

*Note: Witness list updated 5/5/2020