Aviation Infrastructure for the 21st Century

June 23, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), the Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation will convene a hearing titled, “Aviation Infrastructure for the 21st Century” at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. The hearing will examine the current state of aviation infrastructure in the United States as well as plans for maintaining and modernizing such infrastructure. Assessing aviation infrastructure funding options, the varying airport infrastructure needs by airport size, and analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on domestic aviation infrastructure moving forward will be considered.


  • Ms. Danette Bewley, President and CEO, Tucson Airport Authority
  • Mr. Paul Cullen, Vice President for Real Estate, Southwest Airlines
  • Mr. Paul Rinaldi, President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association
  • Dr. Benjamin Miller, The RAND Corporation
  • Mr. Sean Donohue, CEO, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

3:00 p.m. EDT

Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation (Hybrid)


This hearing will take place in the Russell Senate Office Building 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.

Due to current limited access to the Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view this hearing via the live stream. Social distancing is now lifted for vaccinated members of the press who wish to attend. 



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