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Senate Aviation Subcommittee Hearing on April 6, 2017

FAA Reauthorization: Perspectives on Rural Air Service and the General Aviation Community

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, will convene a hearing on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. titled “FAA Reauthorization: Perspectives on Rural Air Service and the General Aviation Community.” The hearing will examine issues related to the safety and robustness of access to the National Airspace System for rural and general aviation users.  The discussion will focus on federal efforts to improve access and safety, including the Federal Aviation Administration’s Federal Contract Tower (FCT) program, the Department of Transportation’s Essential Air Service (EAS) program, and the Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) as well as initiatives that could bolster rural air service and the general aviation (GA) community.

Witness List:

  • The Honorable Laurie Gill, Mayor, Pierre, S.D.
  • Mr. Spencer Dickerson, Executive Director of U.S. Contract Tower Association, an affiliated organization of the American Association of Airport Executives
  • Mr. Mark Baker, President & CEO, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Dr. Guy M. Smith, Professor Emeritus, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

For more information, visit the Committee’s website.

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