Addressing Close Calls to Improve Aviation Safety

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations and Innovation, will convene a subcommittee hearing titled “Addressing Close Calls to Improve Aviation Safety” on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 10:00 AM EST. This hearing will examine serious close calls across the National Airspace System and related efforts to improve the U.S. aviation system's safety culture, processes and technologies.


  • Jennifer Homendy, Chair, National Transportation Safety Board
  • Tim Arel, Chief Operating Officer, Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Organization
  • Rich Santa, President, National Air Traffic Controller Association
  • Capt. Jason Ambrosi, President, Air Line Pilots Association
  • Randy Babbitt, Principal Partner, Babbitt & Associates, LLC


WHAT: Aviation Subcommittee Hearing on Addressing Close Calls to Improve Aviation Safety
DATE: Thursday, November 9, 2023
TIME: 10:00 AM EST
LOCATION: Committee Hearing Room, Russell 253
LIVESTREAM: The hearing will stream live on the Committee websiteTwitter and YouTube.  

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Opening Remarks