Summary descriptions of the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee subcommittees.
examine changes in the operating and competitive structures of the U.S. airline industry;
consider innovative strategies to open up new international markets and expand commercial opportunities in existing markets;
investigate strategies to encourage the development of cost-effective, cutting-edge technologies and equipment that are critical for a competitive industry coping with increasing economic and environmental challenges; and
examine the adequacy of current Federal programs to address the availability of intermodal transportation options and alternatives, small and rural community access to the aviation transportation system, the role of State and local governments in contributing to such access, and how the changing competitive structure of the U.S. airline industry is likely to transform travel habits of small and rural communities.
Securing stable and sufficient funding for our aviation systems
The importance of the aviation system for the Nation’s economy requires state-of-the-art infrastructure. The committee should explore ways of augmenting funding systems to ensure the development, implementation, and maintenance of long term aviation investments.
Ensuring a world-class workforce necessary for a robust aviation industry
In light of the changing socio-economic dynamics of the aviation industry, the committee should examine avenues for recruiting the best and brightest of our future workforce for careers in the aviation industry.