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1999

LOSS OF AIR SERVICE BETWEEN PITTSBURGH AND LONDON

(106–49)

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

OCTOBER 12, 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
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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
CORRINE BROWN, Florida
JAMES A. BARCIA, Michigan
BOB FILNER, California
EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON, Texas
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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
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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
GARY G. MILLER, California
JIM DeMINT, South Carolina
STEVEN T. KUYKENDALL, California
MICHAEL K. SIMPSON, Idaho
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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
PETER A. DeFAZIO, Oregon
PAT DANNER, Missouri
BOB FILNER, California
MAX SANDLIN, Texas
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TIM HOLDEN, Pennsylvania
JAMES L. OBERSTAR, Minnesota
  (Ex Officio)

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CONTENTS

TESTIMONY

    Dawida, Mike, Chairman, Allegheny County Commissioners, accompanied by Bob Cranmer, Allegheny County Commissioner

    Doyle, Hon. Michael, a Representative in Congress from Pennsylvania

    Fullart, Tom, International Association of Machinists
    Hohman, Dave, President, Pittsburgh Buildings and Trades Council
    Klink, Hon. Ron, a Representative in Congress from Pennsylvania

    McConomy, Thomas A., Chairman, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, and Vice Chairman, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance
    McGrath, Joseph, President and CEO, Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau
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    Mallory, Hon. Brad, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
    Mims, A. Bradley, Acting Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation

    Murphy, Hon. Tom, Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh
    Pippy, Hon. John, Pennsylvania State Representative

    Santorum, Hon. Rick, a U.S. Senator from the State of Pennsylvania

    Wagner, Hon. Jack, State Senator from Pennsylvania

    Wolf, Stephen M., Chairman, US Airways Group

PREPARED STATEMENTS SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

    Doyle, Hon. Michael, of Pennsylvania
    Mascara, Hon. Frank, of Pennsylvania
    Santorum, Hon. Rick, a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania

PREPARED STATEMENTS SUBMITTED BY WITNESSES
    Cranmer, Bob

    Dawida, Mike

    McConomy, Thomas A
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    McGrath, Joseph
    Mallory, Hon. Brad
    Mims, A. Bradley

    Pippy, Hon. John

    Wagner, Hon. Jack

    Wolf, Stephen M

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE RECORD
    McConomy, Thomas A., Chairman, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, and Vice Chairman, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance:

Pittsburgh-United Kingdom Business Relationships
Pittsburgh Regional Fact Sheet
Tri State Area British and American Corporations Participating in International Commerce

ADDITIONS TO THE RECORD
    Airport Area Development Corporation, Joseph W. Dornbrock, letter, October 28, 1999, and letter from Rt. Hon. Sir Alan Haselhurst, M.P., October 14, 1999

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    Cannon, James E. Cannon, letter, October 9, 1999
    County of Allegheny, Michael M. Dawida, Chairman, letter, October 7, 1999

    Datta, Aveek, letter
    Duquesne Univesity, Thomas J. Murrin, Dean, letter, December 15, 1999
    Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau, Joseph R. McGrath, President, letter, October 4, 1999
    Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, Sally Haas, Executive Director, January 3, 2000
    Potomac Air Lodge 1976, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
    H.R. 3072, to provide for increased access to airports in the United Kingdom by United States air carriers, and for other purposes, bill text

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