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1999

THE EUROPEAN UNION'S EFFORT TO BAN HUSH-KITTED AIRCRAFT

(106–36)

HEARING

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON

AVIATION

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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ONE HUNDRED SIXTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

SEPTEMBER 9, 1999

Printed for the use of the

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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
HOWARD COBLE, North Carolina
JOHN J. DUNCAN, Jr., Tennessee
THOMAS W. EWING, Illinois
WAYNE T. GILCHREST, Maryland
STEPHEN HORN, California
BOB FRANKS, New Jersey
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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
JOHN T. DOOLITTLE, California
LEE TERRY, Nebraska
DON SHERWOOD, Pennsylvania
GARY G. MILLER, California
JOHN E. SWEENEY, New York
JIM DeMINT, South Carolina
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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
CORRINE BROWN, Florida
JAMES A. BARCIA, Michigan
BOB FILNER, California
EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON, Texas
FRANK MASCARA, Pennsylvania
GENE TAYLOR, Mississippi
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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
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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
GARY G. MILLER, California
JIM DeMINT, South Carolina
STEVEN T. KUYKENDALL, California
MICHAEL K. SIMPSON, Idaho
JOHNNY ISAKSON, Georgia
DAVID VITTER, Louisiana
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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
PETER A. DeFAZIO, Oregon
PAT DANNER, Missouri
BOB FILNER, California
MAX SANDLIN, Texas
TIM HOLDEN, Pennsylvania
JAMES L. OBERSTAR, Minnesota
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CONTENTS

TESTIMONY
    Aaron, Ambassador David L., Under Secretary for International Trade, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of State, and the Federal Aviation Administration
    Douglass, John W., President and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc.
    Dugan, John, Chairman, Duganair Technologies, Inc., on behalf of the Noise Reduction Technology Coalition
     Marchick, David, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs, U.S. Department of State
    Meenan, John, Senior Vice President for Industry Policy, Air Transport Association
     Traynham, David, Assistant Administrator for Policy, Planning and International Aviation, Federal Aviation Administration

PREPARED STATEMENTS SUBMITTED BY WITNESSES

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    Aaron, Ambassador David L.
    Douglass, John W.
    Dugan, John
    Meenan, John

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE RECORD

    Aaron, Ambassador David L., Under Secretary for International Trade, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of State, and the Federal Aviation Administration, chart, Discriminating Between Aircraft on the Basis of Engine Bypass Ratio is not an Effective means of Reducing Noise

    Douglass, John W., President and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc.:

Chart, Hushkits and Re-engining Significantly Reduce Noise to Levels produced by Other Modern Aircraft Currently in Production
Chart, All Currently Compliant Chapter 3 Airplanes

    Dugan, John, Chairman, Duganair Technologies, Inc., on behalf of the Noise Reduction Technology Coalition, Point-by-Point Rebuttal to Eurpoean Commission Information Pack 'Aircraft Noise: The Recertified Aircraft Regulation'

ADDITIONS TO THE RECORD
    Airports Council International-North America, David Z. Plavin, President, statement
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    Cargo Airline Association, Stephen A. Alterman, President, statement
    Delta Air Lines, letter to Rep. Oberstar from D. Scott Yohe, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, September 8, 1999
    Equipment Leasing Association, statement
    Aerospace Industries Association, letter from Carol B. Hallett, President and CEO, Air Transport Association, and John W. Douglass, President, Aerospace Industries Association, July 30, 1999
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    European Union Delegation of the European Commission, Hugo Paemen, Ambassador, letter, August 23, 1999
    Airports Council International, David Z. Plavin, President, letter, September 21, 1999
    Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, letter, September 24, 1999
    U.S. Department of State, Barbara Larkin, Assistant Secretary, Legislative Affairs, letter, April 5, 2000

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