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DOT - 73523 - The Future of Aviation Advisory Committee - Agency Authority


Committee NameThe Future of Aviation Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Transportation
Fiscal Year2011Committee Number73523
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date5/12/2011Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date4/16/2010Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Director, Office of Rulemaking
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date4/16/2011Designated Federal Officer First Name*Pam
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Hamilton
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App.2Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 267-9677
Effective Date Of Authority*5/11/2010Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-366-7638
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Ad hoc
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The purpose of the (FAAC) is to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation on ensuring the competitiveness of the U.S. aviation industry and its capability to address the evolving transportation needs, challenges, and opportunities of the U.S. and global economies. The FAAC will accomplish by:1) Balancing the industry’s competitiveness and viability—A competitive airline industry is critical to our national economy. Therefore, the committee should:• 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.2. 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. 3. 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. 4. Addressing environmental challenges and finding solutions—The aviation industry faces increasing environmental and energy challenges that require integrated solutions and strategies, which allow continued growth and economic vitality of the aviation sector. The committee should examine short-, medium-, and long-term steps and strategies that can be taken by aviation sector stakeholders and the Federal Government to reduce aviation’s environmental footprint and foster efficiency gains and sustainable energy in cost-beneficial ways. It should also consider potential approaches to promote effective international action on these issues through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). 5. Ensuring safety in aviation—Future expected growth and increased complexity in the air transportation system creates new opportunities and challenges in the way the air transportation system manages safety. The committee should examine policies and practices that take a proactive approach in ensuring the aviation system continues to achieve a high level of safety.
How is membership balanced?*Members of the committee will be representatives of the aviation community. The committee will consist of approximately 19 voting members. Members will be selected to provide a balanced cross section of viewpoints in the aviation industry or related disciplines. The members will represent a variety of interests relating to the industry, including air carriers, airports, labor, manufacturers, finance and academia, consumer interests, and general aviation stakeholders. All members will be appointed by the Secretary of Transportation for the duration of the term. Replacement members may be appointed to serve out the remainder of a term. Members who are not Federal employees shall serve as representatives of their interests. The Chairperson will be the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs of the Department of Transportation. The Chairperson shall ensure adherence to the agenda and maintain order. If the Chairperson is absent, then the Designated Federal Officer shall perform the duties of the Chairperson.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee will meet five times over the year. Special meetings may be called as necessary. A notice of each meeting shall be published in the Federal Register at least 15 calendar days prior to the meeting. All meetings are open to the public, unless the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs or the Designated Federal Officer closes the meeting in accordance with a secretarial determination under 41 CFR 102-3.155. Members of the public are invited to appear before or file statements with the committee. The committee will meet approximately every other month and every meeting is essential to ensure a robust, accurate, and timely report. The meetings will be held on the following dates: May 25 July 14August 25October 20December 15
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Aviation Advisory Committee will provide information, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation on ensuring the competitiveness of the U.S. aviation industry and its capability to address the evolving transportation needs, challenges, and opportunities of the global economy. The committee will assess fundamental changes, including balancing the industry’s competitiveness and viability; Securing stable and sufficient funding for our aviation systems; Addressing environmental challenges and finding solutions; and Ensuring safety in aviation, as well as identify the drivers of such change and the challenges and opportunities presented by industry developments.
Why close or partially close meetings?n/a
Recommendation RemarksThis committee finished its work. Its charter was for a 1-year term, which expired April 2011.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentNumber Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentPolicy that affect the aviation industry and related cost savings is unable to be determined.Grants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations*5Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentOne recommendation per focus area: - Competitiveness- Workforce/Labor- Safety- Finance- EnvironmentAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*85.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment15 percent of the recommendations can only be implented through an act of CongressAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*15.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess Other 
Agency Feedback*NoAccess Comment
Agency Feedback Comment*There is no plan to provide feedback at this time.Narrative Description*The purpose of the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) was to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation on ensuring the competitiveness of the U.S. aviation industry and its capability to address the evolving transportation needs, challenges, and opportunities of the United States and global economies.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$4,481.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$145,817.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$88,032.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$17,716.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$256,046.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.40Est Cost Remarks
Cost Remarks  
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Interest Areas

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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-031699Workforce - Labor2011


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-008986The Future of Aviation Advisory Committee2010