Testimony

CVR FDR NOT a Flight of Imagination

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
By George Hatcher

Read in Portuguese In the continuing pursuit of the unvarnished reality behind Air France Flight 447, it does not matter why “Le Figaro” posted rumors and factoids in lieu of truth after the BEA reported that the complete data (flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder) was successfully recovered in Paris. It does not... »

Actions Needed To Meet FAA’s Long-Term Goals for NextGen

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
By George Hatcher
Actions Needed To Meet FAA’s Long-Term Goals for NextGen

On February 16, 2011, the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation testified before the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) efforts to develop and transition to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). The Inspector General noted significant challenges FAA faces in achieving its long-term goals... »

Statement of J. Randolph Babbitt, Administrator Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, on Reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration Programs

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
By George Hatcher

Chairman Petri, Congressman Costello, Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the need to pass comprehensive reauthorization legislation for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) programs. Before I begin my statement, I would like to acknowledge the many changes that have occurred to this Committee and... »

Pilot Fatigue

Thursday, September 16, 2010
By George Hatcher

Statement of Peggy Gilligan, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Before the House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation on Pilot Fatigue Chairman Costello, Congressman Petri, Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for inviting me to appear before you this morning to discuss the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) efforts to mitigate... »

Testimony: Colgan Air

Thursday, February 25, 2010
By George Hatcher

Statement of Peggy Gilligan, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security on Aviation Safety: One Year After The Crash of Flight 3407 Chairman Dorgan, Senator DeMint, Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for inviting me here today to provide you... »

Testimony: Icing

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
By George Hatcher

Statement of John Hickey, Deputy Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Before the House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation on Aircraft Icing Chairman Costello, Ranking Member Petri, Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for inviting me here today to discuss the challenges icing conditions pose to flight operations and the... »

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