This is the first of four reports assessing the deployment
of technologies (i.e., equipment and procedures) by the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA). This assessment of the
1997–1998 deployment of technologies by the FAA to improve
aviation security was conducted by the Panel on Assessment
of Technologies Deployed to Improve Aviation
Security under the auspices of the National Research Council
(NRC) Committee on Commercial Aviation Security.
This is the first part of a four-part assessment that will be
completed in fiscal year 2001.
In August 1999, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) held a workshop at the
request of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to examine its
Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) concept.
WHEREAS the future development of international civil aviation can greatly help to create and preserve friendship and understanding among the nations and peoples of the world, yet its abuse can become a threat to the general security
WHEREAS the future development of international civil aviation can greatly help to create and preserve friendship and understanding among the nations and peoples of the world, yet its abuse can become a threat to the general security; and
Some businesses are subject to ongoing special regulation. These industries include, for example, public utilities, investment securities, banking, insurance, broadcasting, aviation, and health care providers. Environmental regulations are also very complex and can affect many kinds of businesses in unexpected ways.
On September 13th
, European Union Environment Commissioner Margot Wallström
voiced concern over efforts by the United States to secure an international agreement to
exempt airlines from emission levies or fuel taxes. Wallström told the European
Parliament that the U.S. idea of discarding fiscal options would be "clearly contrary" to
European environmental objectives. "For many years, the ICAO has been looking at
market-based options designed to limit aviation emissions and introduce the aircraft and
operating practices that are best environmentally," Wallström said.
The U.S. air transportation system is vital to the economic well-being and security of the United
States. To support continued U.S. leadership in aviation, Congress and NASA requested that the National
Research Council undertake a decadal survey of civil aeronautics research and technology (R&T) priorities
that would help NASA fulfill its responsibility to preserve U.S. leadership in aeronautics technology.
In 2006, the National Research Council published the Decadal Survey of Civil Aeronautics.