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Subcommittee Hearings

Troubled Skies: The Aviation Workforce Shortage's Impact on Small Businesses

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 10:00 |
Tags: Contracting

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce will meet for a hearing titled, “Troubled Skies: The Aviation Workforce Shortage's Impact on Small Businesses.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The purpose of this Subcommittee hearing is to examine the pilot and mechanic shortage in the aviation industry, in the context of small businesses.  A confluence of factors has led to a widening gap between pilots and aviation mechanics leaving and entering the workforce.  While the shortage has been widely documented and covered by business experts and journalists, the impact to small businesses operating as part of this pipeline remain unexamined.  The hearing will allow the Subcommittee to receive testimony on the negative effects of this aviation workforce shortage on small businesses across the country and identify potential solutions that may help reverse this decline.       

1. Hearing Notice
2. Witness List
3. Hearing Memo 
4. Opening Statement

Mr. Brett Levanto
Vice President of Communications
Aeronautical Repair Station Association
Alexandria, VA

Mr. Martin Lenss
Airport Director
The Eastern Iowa Airport
Cedar Rapids, IA

Ms. Sarah Oberman Bartush
Chief Marketing Officer & Director of Business Development
CI Jets
Camarillo, CA 

Mr. Kenneth Witcher, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Aeronautics
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL
*Testifying on behalf of the Aerospace Industries Association