Last fall, Congress passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 — proof that Washington can still get things done and that bipartisan agreement is achievable on key transportation issues. This long-term reauthorization bill made critical investments in our nation’s airports and air traffic control network, and supported the work of FAA employees dedicated to safe […]
Nearly a year after the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 was passed, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) still have not implemented key components of this legislation – components that will improve safety for passengers and workers alike. This Thursday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation will hold a hearing […]
Today, August 19, is National Aviation Day. For most Americans, this holiday commemorating the birthday of Orville Wright, and celebrating our country’s many advancements in flight, goes by without much mention. But ask the men and women who operate, maintain and build our complex aviation system and they’ll tell you it’s worth noting.
TTD President Ed Wytkind joined Heartland Labor Forum radio this week to discuss TTD’s fight for security improvements at foreign aircraft repair stations. In a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on transportation security last month, Sen. Claire McCaskill voiced her concerns over “a gaping hole” in our nation’s aviation security—specifically, TSA’s lack of oversight and regulation […]
Nearly two years after the tragic death of Gerardo Hernandez, the first Transportation Security Officer (TSO) killed in the line of duty, President Obama signed into law common-sense legislation that requires the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to make sure airports and high-risk surface transportation hubs have adequate plans in place to deal with shootings […]
Amidst the turmoil that has gripped Capitol Hill recently, Americans may have missed a non-controversial but significant action taken by Congress. On Monday evening, the House took a simple voice vote to pass a six-month extension of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization and avert a lapse in the agency’s funding. The Senate quickly followed […]
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