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Hearing to Examine Airport Financing & Development

Washington, DC, June 13, 2014 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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The Aviation Subcommittee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), will hold a hearing next week on airport financing and development.

The current FAA forecast calls for U.S. carrier passenger growth of an average of 2.2 percent per year over the next 20 years.  Given this projected increase in traffic, there may be greater demands on the capacity of the system’s physical infrastructure.  Next week’s hearing will examine this capacity, and sources of revenue for airport operations and infrastructure.

The hearing, entitled “Airport Financing and Development,” is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on June 18, 2014 in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

Witness List:

Panel I

  • Mr. Benito “Ben” De Leon, Deputy Associate Administrator for Airports, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
  • Dr. Gerald L. Dillingham, Director of Civil Aviation Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Panel II

  • Mr. Mark Baker, President and CEO, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Mr. Todd Hauptli, President and CEO, American Association of Airport Executives
  • Ms. Sharon Pinkerton, Senior Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Policy, Airlines for America
  • Mr. Mark Reis, Chairman, Board of Directors, Airports Council International, North America  
  • More information about the hearing, including testimony, additional background information, and live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available. 

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    Tags: Aviation