Segment 1 Of 2     Next Hearing Segment(2)

SPEAKERS       CONTENTS       INSERTS    
 Page 1       TOP OF DOC    Segment 1 Of 2  
61–952CC

  

2000

THE RECENT INCREASE IN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL DELAYS

(106–50)

HEARING

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON

AVIATION

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON

TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 Page 2       PREV PAGE       TOP OF DOC    Segment 1 Of 2  

ONE HUNDRED SIXTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

OCTOBER 14, 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
 Page 3       PREV PAGE       TOP OF DOC    Segment 1 Of 2  
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
 Page 4       PREV PAGE       TOP OF DOC    Segment 1 Of 2  
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
 Page 5       PREV PAGE       TOP OF DOC    Segment 1 Of 2  
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

(ii)

  

SUBCOMMITTEE ON AVIATION

JOHN J. DUNCAN, Jr., Tennessee, Chairman

JOHN E. SWEENEY, New York, Vice Chairman
 Page 6       PREV PAGE       TOP OF DOC    Segment 1 Of 2  
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
 Page 7       PREV PAGE       TOP OF DOC    Segment 1 Of 2  
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
 Page 8       PREV PAGE       TOP OF DOC    Segment 1 Of 2  
  (Ex Officio)

(iii)

  

CONTENTS

TESTIMONY

    Chew, Captain Russell, Managing Director, Systems Operations Control, American Airlines, Inc.

    Garvey, Hon. Jane F., Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration

    Hallett, Carol B., President and CEO, Air Transport Association of America
    Schwitz, Randy, Executive Vice President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association
    Woerth, Captain Duane E., President, Air Line Pilots Association, International

PREPARED STATEMENTS SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
    Costello, Hon. Jerry F., of Illinois
    Johnson, Hon. Eddie Bernice, of Texas

 Page 9       PREV PAGE       TOP OF DOC    Segment 1 Of 2  
PREPARED STATEMENTS SUBMITTED BY WITNESSES

    Chew, Captain Russell

    Garvey, Hon. Jane F

    Hallett, Carol B
    Schwitz, Randy
    Woerth, Captain Duane E

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE RECORD

    Hallett, Carol B., President and CEO, Air Transport Association of America:

Letter to Rep. DeFazio concerning the merits of a hub-and-spoke aviation system, October 15, 1999
Preliminary findings for domestic markets served from Eugene, OR 1998 vs. 1979
Preliminary findings for domestic markets served from Portland, OR 1998 vs. 1979

ADDITIONS TO THE RECORD

    Airline Dispatchers Federation, statement
    Aviation Consumer Action Project, Paul Hudson, Executive Director, statement
    Estimate of Cost of FAA's Modernization Program
 Page 10       PREV PAGE       TOP OF DOC    Segment 1 Of 2  
     Letter from Margaret Gilligan, Deputy Associate Administrator for Regulation and Certification, Federal Aviation Administration, explaining when a 'flight' begins, September 21, 1999
    RMB Associates, Capt. R. Michael Baiada, ATC Update and ATC Fact Sheet
    U.S. General Accounting Office, responses to post hearing questions
    FAA explaination as to why equipment delays increased
    Items agreed to by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Airlines
    List of Federal Aviation Administration Initiatives to Reduce Delays

(v)

  

Next Hearing Segment(2)