Roundtable: Ensuring the Safety of Our Nation’s Aviation System

2167 Rayburn House Office Building

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0 Thursday, April 30, 2015 @ 02:00 | Contact: Jim Billimoria 202-225-9446

This Subcommittee on Aviation roundtable policy discussion will focus on aviation safety issues.

One of the Committee’s highest priorities this year is an FAA reauthorization that helps ensure modernization of the air traffic control system and lays the groundwork for the future of the U.S. aviation system.  Recent authorizations of FAA programs have included a number of provisions addressing aviation safety, such as provisions regarding aviation worker training, foreign repair station oversight, FAA facility staffing, expeditious certification of new safety-enhancing technologies, and issues raised following the 2009 Continental Flight 3407 accident near Buffalo, New York.  The FAA has implemented many of these safety provisions, but has yet to complete work on others.  This Subcommittee roundtable will examine the status of recent safety provisions.

The roundtable is open to the public and news media (although video recording is not permitted).  The roundtable will not be webcast.                    

In addition to Members of the Aviation Subcommittee, participants will include:

  • The Honorable Christopher Hart, Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
  • Matthew Hampton, Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits, Office of Inspector General, Department of Transportation
  • Faye Malarkey Black, Interim President, Regional Airline Association
  • Mark Baker, President and CEO, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger, III, on behalf of the Families of Continental Flight 3407

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