Aviation Subcommittee to Examine the State of the Air Transportation Industry in the 21st Century
For Immediate Release: March 03, 2017
Contact: Justin Harclerode, Jeff Urbanchuk, or Keith Hall (202) 225-9446 

Washington - The Subcommittee on Aviation will hold its third in a series of hearings as part of its preparations for developing a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reform and reauthorization bill later this year. 

The Subcommittee will continue to explore how the federal government should best direct its efforts to ensure the America aviation system, which is a vital segment of our economy, remains competitive in an evolving global marketplace. The Subcommittee will focus next week’s hearing on the current state of the U.S. air transportation industry and will continue to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with building a globally competitive 21st century aviation infrastructure.

This hearing of the Subcommittee on Aviation, chaired by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), is entitled: “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Air Transportation in the United States in the 21st Century.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

The Aviation Subcommittee is pleased to welcome the following witnesses to provide testimony at next week’s hearing:

  • Mr. Brad Tilden, Chief Executive Officer, Alaska Air Group, Inc.
  • Mr. Russell Childs, Chief Executive Officer, SkyWest, Inc.
  • Mr. Joseph Hete, Chief Executive Officer, Air Transport Services Group, Inc.
  • Mr. Adam Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, NetJets Inc.
  • Ms. Sara Nelson, International President, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA
  • Mr. Charles Leocha, Chairman and Co-Founder, Travelers United

More information about the hearing, including testimony, additional background information, and live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available.