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Congressional Hearing on FAA Reauthorization: Issues in Modernizing and Operating the Nation's Airspace
On Tuesday, Nov. 18, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a full committee meeting, titled "FAA Reauthorization: Issues in Modernizing and Operating the Nation's Airspace," focused on preparing the next reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the modernization and operation of the U.S. airspace.
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The MRO Business Is More Complicated Than It Needs To Be
Aviation Week
If we were to step back and look at MRO logically — and holistically — would we structure it as it is now? Probably not.
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FAA IG: NextGen by 2020 a "Tall Order"
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The Federal Aviation Administration could have a tough time meeting its deadline for the Next Generation Air Transportation program, or NextGen — a 20-year, $40 billion initiative designed to modernize a decades-old U.S. aviation system by using satellite-based, digital technologies to make air travel safe, reliable, convenient and more predictable — according to the Transportation Department's inspector general.
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Facebook Is Kicking its Drone Business into High Gear
CNN Money
The company has posted more than a dozen jobs for aeronautical engineers, technicians and other specialists for its drone business. It's all part of Facebook's plan to connect the whole world to the Internet using drones, lasers and satellites.
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Lufthansa Technik and Georgian Airways Celebrate 15 Years of Cooperation
Aviation Pros
Today, Lufthansa Technik AG and its long-time customer and partner Georgian Airways have celebrated their 15-year partnership in a common ceremony in the Georgian capital Tbilisi.
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Who Should Benefit When Airlines Are Penalized?
The Washington Post
Although the U.S. Department of Transportation fined seven airlines a total of $1.7 million last year for violating its controversial tarmac-delay rule, most of it went straight to the U.S. Treasury. Why isn't the money awarded to the passengers who sat on planes for hours before taking off?
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NextGen Dominates FAA Reauthorization Debate
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The 113th Congress has yet to adjourn, but House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., convened a hearing to start looking at the upcoming 2015 reauthorization bill for the Federal Aviation Administration.
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San Antonio Airport Debuts New Virtual Helper
KSAT-TV
San Antonio International Airport has debuted a new, hologram-like virtual helper for passengers waiting in security check-in lines. The airport recently introduced two avatars in Terminal A.
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IATA Preparing for Growth — Challenges for Asia Pacific
Air Transport News
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) identified continuous safety enhancement, the availability of cost-efficient infrastructure and environmental responsibility as critical factors to ensure that Asia-Pacific continues to realize the enormous economic and social benefits of air connectivity.
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AOPA's Baker: FAA Must Address Critical GA Issues
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AOPA president Mark Baker recently told members of Congress the FAA must do a better job supporting the general aviation community in three key areas: third-class medical reform, aircraft certification and the ADS-B mandate.
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Progress on NextGen Aviation System Is Said to be 'Stalled'
The Washington Post
The multi-billion-dollar program intended to revolutionize air travel in the United States is "stalled," "broken" and not going to materialize "any time soon," three frustrated members of Congress said at a recent hearing.
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Shuster Promises Open FAA Bill Process in 2015
The Hill
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) recently promised to conduct an open process when the next Congress considers a bill to extend the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) next year.
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Lufthansa, IBM In $1.2 Billion Outsourcing Deal
International Business Times
German flag carrier Lufthansa AG will hand off the bulk of its tech operations to IBM under a seven-year deal worth up to $1.2 billion, the companies said. Lufthansa, which issued profit warnings earlier this year, hopes to cut its information technology costs by $87.5 million annually as a result of the agreement.
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FAA Must Address Medical Reform, Certification and ADS-B Issues, AOPA Tells Congressional Leaders
Aviation Pros
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) President Mark Baker recently highlighted issues affecting general aviation oversight, regulation, and certification during testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
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A4A CEO Calio: The United States has the World's Safest ATC System, but it Needs Improvement
Air Transport News
Nicholas E. Calio, President and CEO of Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee, urging members to follow the lead of T&I Chairman Bill Shuster and push for "transformational" change in the next Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization, including speeding efforts to modernize the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system and implement NextGen to make air travel more efficient.
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