Browsing tag: FAA

Wisconsin BTA Hosts Travel Talk Roundtable with Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI)


*The following is a guest blog post by Ann Brennan, executive vice president of GBTA – Wisconsin* This past August, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and the Wisconsin Business Travel Association hosted our first ever, “Travel Talk Roundtable” with U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee,

ACU Says ATC Reform Isn’t Privatization, but That’s Probably a Good Thing


When reading the American Conservative Union’s (ACU) recent op-ed in The Hill, “’Conservative’ air traffic control bill fails to privatize industry”, I couldn’t decide if ACU’s opposition is a good thing. ACU’s support hinges on its “Seven Principles of Privatization,” essentially a guide for lawmakers to privatize for the sake of privatizing. Broad-brush principles seldom

Senator Klobuchar Highlights Importance of Travel & Tourism at GBTA Legislative Summit


Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), a strong supporter of the business travel industry spoke to a crowded room late Tuesday at the 15th Annual GBTA Legislative Summit, an event that brings more than 100 travel professionals to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers to share opinions on key issues. Senator Klobuchar discussed how important tourism is

FAA’s Winsome Lenfert Talks PFCs and Airport Infrastructure at GBTA Legislative Summit


Winsome Lenfert, Deputy Associate Administrator for Airports, FAA spoke about passenger facility charges (PFCs) and funding for airport infrastructure at the 15th Annual Legislative Summit, an event that brings more than 100 travel professionals to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers to share opinions on key issues. She told attendees that she has visited hundreds

GBTA Legislative Symposium Tackles FAA Reauthorization and ATC Reform


Holly Woodruff Lyons, Deputy General Counsel, House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Staff Director, Subcommittee on Aviation, discussed committee efforts regarding the FAA Reauthorization Bill and modernizing infrastructure at the 15th Annual Legislative Summit, an event that brings more than 100 travel professionals to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers to share opinions

FAA Reauthorization – What’s Next?


Last week the Senate released its version of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill – the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016. The bill, introduced by Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD), would extend the agency’s authority through September of 2017. This extension is far shorter than the six-year House bill, which

GBTA Calls for “Top-to-Bottom Review” of Weekend’s Air Travel Disruption


Earlier this week, GBTA issued a call for a top-to-bottom review of the air travel disruption that caused cancellations and delays of flights across the nation. We issued the following statement: Over the weekend, an air traffic disruption caused by a ‘technical glitch’ resulted in more than 3,400 delays and 640 cancellations of flights across the

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow GBTA on Twitter

Archives