Washington Report: Aerospace Group Gets Results

 - January 31, 2007, 8:53 AM

While Congress has acted on several recommendations from the Commission on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry, the group is still concerned about the lack of coordination and communication between executive branch departments having jurisdiction over the air-transportation system.

A primary recommendation was to “immediately create a multi-agency task force with the leadership to develop an integrated plan to transform our air-transportation system.” The commission found that without a significant transformation of the system, the American public would become increasingly frustrated by travel delays and inefficiencies.

“Congress recently enacted legislation creating a multi-agency Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO),” said General Aviation Manufacturers Association president Ed Bolen, who served on the commission. “We are especially gratified that Congress created this office and authorized funding for this important endeavor.”