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The Federal Aviation Administration is slated to lose $1 billion from its budget if Congress does not act to prevent sequestration, according to a study released by the Aerospace Industries Association. But the cuts would ripple throughout the nation's economy. About 100,000 jobs throughout the economy would be lost.
Acting administrator Michael Huerta had few answers for members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee concerning the FAA's lack of progress on pilot training and safety regulations. Huerta said the final directive is expected to be out by October 2013. He also said the NextGen system is making progress and establishing important baselines.
Tags: management , FAA , Michael Huerta , Keith BieryGolick , Jared Serbu , Congress , Air Transportation System , John Rockefeller , Frank Lautenberg , Senate Commerce , Science and Transportation Commi , whistleblower , OSC
Agency aims for better metrics to guide future facility closings, consolidations. The FAA has about two weeks to submit a report to Congress with recommendations to close facilities.
Tags: FAA , BRAC , workforce , management , David Grizzle , Air Traffic Organization , Paul Rinaldi , National Association of Air Traffic Controllers , Department of Transportation , inspectors general , Jared Serbu
Contracting problems could slow the government's planned launch a new kind of air traffic control system. The plan is for NextGen to eventually replace radars with satellites that track planes. Bloomberg Government transportation policy expert Matt Zisman has taken a close look at the IG audit.
President Barack Obama has nominated Michael Huerta, the acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, to officially head the agency. Huerta, the deputy FAA administrator, has led the agency on an acting basis since December when former FAA head Randy Babbitt resigned in the wake of a drunken driving arrest.
President Barack Obama has signed legislation Tuesday that modernizes the nation's aviation system, speeding up the nation's switch from radar to an air traffic control system based on GPS technology. The law also opens up the skies to military, commercial and privately-owned unmanned drones.
Federal News Radio gets analysis about how air traffic controllers handled that Christmas Day terrorist attack attempt.
The Federal Aviation Administration's Next Gen system is falling behind its timeline to meet a 2012 deadline.