Senate to hold hearing on boosting aviation manufacturing

The Senate committee that oversees transportation policy is planning to hold a hearing on ways to boost aviation manufacturing in the U.S.

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee's Aviation subcommittee will meet on Nov. 5 to discuss "maintaining U.S. leadership in the global [aviation] marketplace," according to announcement from the panel.

The hearing will focus on "actions the U.S. can take to maintain its leadership in the aviation sector and its advantage over global competitors," officials with the panel said.

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"The hearing will also address critical competition issues facing the industry, such as trade barriers, workforce development, regulatory issues and infrastructure modernization," the announcement continued.

Susan Kurland, Department of Transportation's assistant secretary for aviation and international affairs, and officials from Boeing; Airlines for America; the General Aviation Manufacturers Association; and the AFL-CIO's Transportation Trades Department are scheduled to testify.