Feb. 14, 2011
We are pleased to see the administration’s continued commitment to improving efficiency and safety and reducing the environmental impact of the National Aerospace System through the fiscal year 2012 President’s Budget Request.
In particular, the budget request proposes to fund the NextGen initiative at $1.24 billion, $200 million of which will come directly from the administration’s Infrastructure Initiative. Including NextGen avionics equipment in the administration’s $30 billion National Infrastructure Bank proposal could accelerate the benefits of NextGen. This will help address one of the larger challenges facing the full implementation of NextGen—establishing a sound…
Feb. 11, 2011
More than 600 teams from 48 states and the District of Columbia are preparing their hand-designed model rockets to qualify for the ninth annual Team America Rocketry Challenge May 14. This year’s roster includes teams from many schools that are venerable veterans as well as 161 teams that are joining the competition for the first time.
The contest is sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association and the National Association of Rocketry, in collaboration with the Defense Department; NASA; the American Association of Physics Teachers; Estes, a rocket motor manufacturer, and more than 30…
House Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation
Hearing on the Authorization of the Federal Aviation Administration
February 9, 2011
Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO