Senate Commerce Committee Approves Airline Safety Bill

Sen. Roger Wicker at a hearing in May 2020. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News) Sen. Roger Wicker speaks at a hearing in May. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

Legislation designed to advance safety improvements across the aviation industry was approved by the Senate Commerce Committee Nov. 18.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 25, 2020
Government, Technology, Autonomous

Air Cargo Looks to Single-Pilot Jets as Autonomous Flight Nears

Airplane Cockpit SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

A range of companies, from such aerospace giants as Boeing Co. and Airbus SE to tiny startups, are working on various aspects of a difficult puzzle: how to create the next generation of air travel—one whose pilots are far less ubiquitous and new flying vehicles communicate with each other.

Justin Bachman | Bloomberg News
October 11, 2018
Business, Government

Meal, Rest Break Measure Not Included in Senate Panel's Aviation Reform Bill

John Sommers II for TT

WASHINGTON — A trucking-related provision hotly debated in the House has not been included in an aviation reform bill a Senate panel will take up March 16.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 14, 2016

Obama Signs Measure Ending FAA Shutdown

President Obama signed legislation Friday ending a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, the Associated Press reported.

August 5, 2011

FAA Funding Stalemate Halts Airport Construction Projects, Furloughs Workers

Dozens of airport construction projects around the country are on hold and thousands of workers are furloughed because Congress has not passed legislation to keep the Federal Aviation Administration operating, the Associated Press reported Monday.

July 25, 2011
Business, Government

Bill With Labor Provision Wins Second House Vote

The U.S. House re-passed its version of Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization legislation on March 25, which included a provision that would allow employees of FedEx Corp.’s Express unit to organize more easily.

April 5, 2010