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LIBRARY OF CONGRE.
Transportation. Subcommittee on Aviation.
PROVIDING ADDITIONAL CIVIL AND CRIMINAL
PENALTIES FOR AVIATION SAFETY VIOLATIONS

(96–61)
HEARINGS

BEFORE THE
SUBCOMMITTEE ON AVIATION

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION

JAN 15 1981
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-SIXTH CONGRESS

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SECOND SESSION

ON

H.R. 7488
TO AMEND TITLE 49, UNITED STATES CODE, TO PROVIDE
ADDITIONAL CRIMINAL PENALITIES FOR SAFETY VIOLA-
TIONS; TO INCREASE CIVIL PENALTY LIMITS; AND FOR

OTHER PURPOSES

JULY 1 AND 2, 1980

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Committee on Public Works and Transportation

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1980

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COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION

HAROLD T. (BIZZ) JOHNSON, California, Chairman RAY ROBERTS, Texas

WILLIAM H. HARSHA, Ohio JAMES J. HOWARD, New Jersey

JAMES C. CLEVELAND, New Hampshire GLENN M. ANDERSON, California

DON H. CLAUSEN, California ROBERT A. ROE, New Jersey

GENE SNYDER, Kentucky MIKE MCCORMACK, Washington

JOHN PAUL HAMMERSCHMIDT, Arkansas JOHN B. BREAUX, Louisiana

BUD SHUSTER, Pennsylvania NORMAN Y. MINETA, California

JAMES ABDNOR, South Dakota ELLIOTT H. LEVITAS, Georgia

GENE TAYLOR, Missouri JAMES L. OBERSTAR, Minnesota

BARRY M. GOLDWATER, JR., California JEROME A. AMBRO, New York

TOM HAGEDORN, Minnesota HENRY J. NOWAK, New York

ARLAN STANGELAND, Minnesota
ROBERT W. EDGAR, Pennsylvania

ROBERT L. LIVINGSTON, Louisiana
MARILYN LLOYD BOUQUARD, Tennessee NEWT GINGRICH, Georgia
JOHN G. FARY, Illinois

WILLIAM F. CLINGER, JR., Pennsylvania ROBERT A. YOUNG, Missouri

GERALD B. H. SOLOMON, New York DAVID E. BONIOR, Michigan

JERRY LEWIS, California
ALLEN E. ERTEL, Pennsylvania

BILL ROYER, California
BILLY LEE EVANS, Georgia
RONNIE G. FLIPPO, Alabama
NICK JOE RAHALL II, West Virginia
DOUGLAS APPLEGATE, Ohio
GERALDINE A. FERRARO, New York
BRIAN J. DONNELLY, Massachusetts
EUGENE V. ATKINSON, Pennsylvania
DONALD JOSEPH ALBOSTA, Michigan
MARVIN LEATH, Texas
WILLIAM HILL BONER, Tennessee
BILLY TAUZIN, Louisiana
JOHN G. HUTCHINSON, West Virginia

SUBCOMMITTEE ON AVIATION

GLENN M. ANDERSON, California, Chairman ELLIOTT H. LEVITAS, Georgia

GENE SNYDER, Kentucky JOHN G. FARY, Illinois

JOHN PAUL HAMMERSCHMIDT, Arkansas ROBERT A. YOUNG, Missouri

BUD SHUSTER, Pennsylvania RONNIE G. FLIPPO, Alabama

JAMES ABDNOR, South Dakota WILLIAM HILL BONER, Tennessee

GENE TAYLOR, Missouri NORMAN Y. MINETA, California

BARRY M. GOLDWATER, JR., California JEROME A. AMBRO, New York

TOM HAGEDORN, Minnesota
MARILYN LLOYD BOUQUARD, Tennessee NEWT GINGRICH, Georgia
ALLEN E. ERTEL, Pennsylvania
BILLY LEE EVANS, Georgia
NICK JOE RAHALL II, West Virginia
DOUGLAS APPLEGATE, Ohio
GERALDINE A. FERRARO, New York
JOHN G. HUTCHINSON, West Virginia

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CONTENTS

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Proceedings of:

July 1, 1980.

July 2, 1980..

H.R. 7488: A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to provide additional

criminal penalties for safety violations; to increase civil penalty limits, and

for other purposes .....

TESTIMONY

Bond, Hon. Langhorne M., Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration,

accompanied by Clark Onstad, Chief Counsel, FAA; and Jonathan Howe,
Deputy Chief Counsel, FAA.....
Ekedahl, Duane H., president, Commuter Airline Association of America

(CAAA), accompanied by Alan Stephen, vice president, operations, Commut-
er Airline Association of America; and Calvin Davison, general counsel,

Commuter Airline Association of America .......
Landry, James E., senior vice president and general counsel, Air Transport

Association of America, accompanied by Walter A. Jensen, vice president,

operations and engineering of ATA
McAdams, Hon. Francis H., member, National Transportation Safety Board,

accompanied by David C. Zimmerman, Deputy General Counsel; and Frank

T. Taylor, Director, Bureau of Accident Investigation (NTSB).....
Pryde, Capt. Gerald, first vice president, Air Line Pilots Association, accompa-

nied by Seth Rosen, manager, contract administration, Legal ALPA.
Robertson, Reuben B., Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Civil Aero-

nautics Board
Riggs, Harry, Jr., Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association.
Stimpson, Édward W., president, General Aviation Manufacturers Associ-

ation, accompanied by Stanley J. Green, vice president and general coun-

sel.

Winant, John H., president, National Business Aircraft Association, accompa-

nied by Robert D. Powell, Mark McDermott, and Frederic B. McIntosh..........

Yodice, John S., Washington counsel, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association..

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SUBMISSIONS FOR THE RECORD

Arnold & Porter, attorneys for Braniff Airways, Inc., Melvin C. Garbow, Esq.,
letter

135

Bond, Hon. Langhorne M., Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration,

statement.

11

Ekedahl, Duane H., president, Commuter Airline Association of America,

statement with attachments ......

95

Landry, James E., senior vice president and general counsel, Air Transport

Association:

Statement.......

114

Letter supplementing testimony

133

McAdams, Hon. Francis, member, National Transportation Safety Board,

statement.

62

Riggs, Harry L., Jr., Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, statement..

153
Robertson, Reuben B., Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Civil Aero-
nautics Board, statement........

274
Rosen, Seth, manager of legal affairs, Air Line Pilots Association, statement... 246
Stimpson, Edward W., president, General Aviation Manufacturers Associ-
ation, statement..

264

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