Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Congressman Rodney Davis (R) Statement on FAA Control Center Getting Back Online

Champaign, IL – U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Vice-Chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation, yesterday spoke with FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to discuss the recent incident at the FAA air traffic control center in Aurora, the impact on local travel, and the FAA’s response.

“I had a very positive conversation with Administrator Huerta yesterday and am pleased with the FAA’s response to safely manage our skies after last week’s incident,” said Davis. “While it’s difficult to be prepared for these types of incidents, each passing day, the airports in the Chicago area are increasing their efficiency thanks to the FAA working closely with air traffic controllers and airlines. Regional airports in my district and the passengers they support were negatively impacted by this incident, so I look forward to the results of the FAA’s 30-day review plan and the long and short term fixes they will propose. I stand ready to work with my colleagues on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure to implement those fixes to make us better prepared for similar incidents in the future.”

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