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Shuster and LoBiondo Joint Statement on Inspector General Report on FAA NextGen System

Washington, DC, September 25, 2014 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General’s report, entitled “ADS-B Benefits Are Limited Due to a Lack of Advanced Capabilities and Delays in User Equipage,” focused on the status of one of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) key systems of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen):

“For over fifty years, the FAA has effectively managed air traffic in the world’s busiest, most complex airspace while maintaining the highest levels of safety.  However, a recent report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office reveals widespread and growing skepticism among the aviation community about the FAA’s capability to successfully modernize our nation’s airspace – the effort known as NextGen.  Now with the Department of Transportation Inspector General’s report on the FAA’s inability to effectively deploy a significant component of NextGen nationwide, Congress must thoroughly reexamine whether the FAA’s organizational structure will allow the agency to successfully execute new technology programs safely and cost-effectively in the decades ahead.”

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Tags: Aviation