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2001

COST OVERRUNS AND DELAYS IN THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION'S WIDE AREA AUGMENTATION SYSTEM AND RELATED RADIO SPECTRUM ISSUES

(106–100)

HEARING

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON

AVIATION

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ONE HUNDRED SIXTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

JUNE 29, 2000

Printed for the use of the

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
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COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

BUD SHUSTER, Pennsylvania, Chairman

DON YOUNG, Alaska
THOMAS E. PETRI, Wisconsin
SHERWOOD L. BOEHLERT, New York
HERBERT H. BATEMAN, Virginia
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HOWARD COBLE, North Carolina
JOHN J. DUNCAN, Jr., Tennessee
THOMAS W. EWING, Illinois
WAYNE T. GILCHREST, Maryland
STEPHEN HORN, California
BOB FRANKS, New Jersey
JOHN L. MICA, Florida
JACK QUINN, New York
TILLIE K. FOWLER, Florida
VERNON J. EHLERS, Michigan
SPENCER BACHUS, Alabama
STEVEN C. LaTOURETTE, Ohio
SUE W. KELLY, New York
RAY LaHOOD, Illinois
RICHARD H. BAKER, Louisiana
CHARLES F. BASS, New Hampshire
ROBERT W. NEY, Ohio
JACK METCALF, Washington
EDWARD A. PEASE, Indiana
ASA HUTCHINSON, Arkansas
MERRILL COOK, Utah
JOHN COOKSEY, Lousiana
JOHN R. THUNE, South Dakota
FRANK A. LoBIONDO, New Jersey
JERRY MORAN, Kansas
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JOHN T. DOOLITTLE, California
LEE TERRY, Nebraska
DON SHERWOOD, Pennsylvania
GARY G. MILLER, California
JOHN E. SWEENEY, New York
JIM DeMINT, South Carolina
DOUG BEREUTER, Nebraska
STEVEN T. KUYKENDALL, California
MICHAEL K. SIMPSON, Idaho
JOHNNY ISAKSON, Georgia
DAVID VITTER, Louisiana

JAMES L. OBERSTAR, Minnesota
NICK J. RAHALL II, West Virginia
ROBERT A. BORSKI, Pennsylvania
WILLIAM O. LIPINSKI, Illinois
ROBERT E. WISE, Jr., West Virginia
JAMES A. TRAFICANT, Jr., Ohio
PETER A. DeFAZIO, Oregon
BOB CLEMENT, Tennessee
JERRY F. COSTELLO, Illinois
ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON, District of Columbia
JERROLD NADLER, New York
PAT DANNER, Missouri
ROBERT MENENDEZ, New Jersey
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CORRINE BROWN, Florida
JAMES A. BARCIA, Michigan
BOB FILNER, California
EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON, Texas
FRANK MASCARA, Pennsylvania
GENE TAYLOR, Mississippi
JUANITA MILLENDER-McDONALD, California
ELIJAH E. CUMMINGS, Maryland
EARL BLUMENAUER, Oregon
MAX SANDLIN, Texas
ELLEN O. TAUSCHER, California
BILL PASCRELL, Jr., New Jersey
LEONARD L. BOSWELL, Iowa
JAMES P. McGOVERN, Massachusetts
TIM HOLDEN, Pennsylvania
NICK LAMPSON, Texas
JOHN ELIAS BALDACCI, Maine
MARION BERRY, Arkansas
RONNIE SHOWS, Mississippi
BRIAN BAIRD, Washington
SHELLEY BERKLEY, Nevada

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SUBCOMMITTEE ON AVIATION

JOHN J. DUNCAN, Jr., Tennessee, Chairman

JOHN E. SWEENEY, New York, Vice Chairman
DON YOUNG, Alaska
THOMAS E. PETRI, Wisconsin
THOMAS W. EWING, Illinois
JOHN L. MICA, Florida
JACK QUINN, New York
VERNON J. EHLERS, Michigan
SPENCER BACHUS, Alabama
RAY LaHOOD, Illinois
CHARLES F. BASS, New Hampshire
JACK METCALF, Washington
EDWARD A. PEASE, Indiana
ASA HUTCHINSON, Arkansas
MERRILL COOK, Utah
JOHN COOKSEY, Louisiana
JOHN R. THUNE, South Dakota
FRANK A. LoBIONDO, New Jersey
JERRY MORAN, Kansas
JOHN T. DOOLITTLE, California
DON SHERWOOD, Pennsylvania
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GARY G. MILLER, California
JIM DeMINT, South Carolina
STEVEN T. KUYKENDALL, California
MICHAEL K. SIMPSON, Idaho
JOHNNY ISAKSON, Georgia
DAVID VITTER, Louisiana
BUD SHUSTER, Pennsylvania
  (Ex Officio)

WILLIAM O. LIPINSKI, Illinois
JERRY F. COSTELLO, Illinois
CORRINE BROWN, Florida
EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON, Texas
JUANITA MILLENDER-McDONALD, California
ELIJAH E. CUMMINGS, Maryland
LEONARD L. BOSWELL, Iowa
JOHN ELIAS BALDACCI, Maine
MARION BERRY, Arkansas
ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON, District of Columbia
ROBERT MENENDEZ, New Jersey
ELLEN O. TAUSCHER, California
JAMES P. McGOVERN, Massachusetts
NICK LAMPSON, Texas
NICK J. RAHALL II, West Virginia
JAMES A. TRAFICANT, Jr., Ohio
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PETER A. DeFAZIO, Oregon
PAT DANNER, Missouri
BOB FILNER, California
MAX SANDLIN, Texas
TIM HOLDEN, Pennsylvania
JAMES L. OBERSTAR, Minnesota
  (Ex Officio)

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CONTENTS

TESTIMONY

    Bolen, Edward M., President, General Aviation Manufacturers Association
    Chew, Captain Russell G., Managing Director of System Operations Control, American Airlines, on behalf of the Air Transport Association

    Dillingham, Gerald L., Associate Director, Transportation Issues, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division, United States General Accounting Office

    Enge, Dr. Per, Professor Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
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    McElroy, Deborah C., President, Regional Airline Association

     Marchilena, Frank, Senior Vice President and President of Command, Control, Communication, and Information Systems, Raytheon Company
    Mead, Ken, Inspector General, United States Department of Transportation
    Ross, Jeffrey L., Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy, Time Domain Corporation

    Zaidman, Steven, Associate Administrator for Research and Acquisitions, Federal Aviation Administration

PREPARED STATEMENTS SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

    Costello, Hon. Jerry F., of Illinois
    Oberstar, Hon. James L., of Minnesota

    Sweeney, Hon. John E., of New York

PREPARED STATEMENTS SUBMITTED BY WITNESSES

    Bolen, Edward M
    Chew, Captain Russell G

    Dillingham, Gerald L
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    Enge, Dr. Per

    McElroy, Deborah C

    Marchilena, Frank
    Mead, Ken
    Ross, Jeffrey L

    Zaidman, Steven

SUBMISSION FOR THE RECORD

    Marchilena, Frank, Senior Vice President and President of Command, Control, Communication, and Information Systems, Raytheon Company, response to a question from Rep. Oberstar

ADDITIONS TO THE RECORD

    Multispectral Solutions, Inc.. Robert J. Fontana, President, statement
    Wide Area Augmentation System, chart
    Letter to Hon. William E. Kennard, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission, from Carol B. Hallett, President and CEO, Air Transport Association, and Charles M. Barclay, AAE, President, American Association of Airport Executives, March 28, 2000
    International Loran Association, G. Linn Roth, Ph.D., President, Locus, Inc., statement
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    Federal Communications Commission, letter from William E. Kennard, Chairman, June 20, 2000
    Letter from Susan E, Eicher, Contracting Officer, Federal Aviation Administration, to David Gotthardt, WAAS Contracts Manager, Raytheon Co., January 6, 2000
    Federal Aviation Administration, Suzanne Sullivan, email concerning a best estimate unit price for LAAS
    Federal Aviation Administration, Jane F. Garvey, Administrator, Lease versus Buy of Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Satellites, report

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