Ben Goldstein

Ben
Goldstein
Congressional and Regulatory Reporter,
Aviation Week Network

Based in Washington, Ben covers Congress, regulatory agencies, the Departments of Justice and Transportation and lobby groups.

Ben has a Masters degree in Political Communications from the American University in Washington D.C. Prior to joining Aviation Week, he worked for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives as its communications coordinator.

Articles
White House, Rural Airports At Odds Over EAS Reform 
The White House in its fiscal 2020 budget request indicated plans to reform the Essential Air Service (EAS) program, opening up a schism between the Trump administration and rural airport operators who depend on the pre-deregulation-era program to make sure carriers continue flying to their communities.
A4A Urges Congress To Reject Proposed Air Travel Tax Hikes 
Airlines for America (A4A) is urging the U.S. Congress to reject proposed fee hikes on air travel that were included as part of the White House’s recently-released fiscal 2020 budget proposal.
DOT Secretary Chao Requests IG Probe Into 737 MAX Certification 
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) secretary Elaine Chao on Mar. 19 requested the Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) initiate a probe to review the process FAA used to certify the Boeing 737 MAX as safe prior to the two fatal crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia.
Stephen Dickson To Be Nominated As Next FAA Administrator 
The White House confirmed Mar. 19 that U.S. President Donald Trump will nominate former Delta Air Lines executive and pilot Stephen Dickson to head the FAA, ending a 15-month stretch for the agency without a permanent leader.
Dickson To Be Nominated As Next FAA Administrator 
The White House confirmed Mar. 19 that U.S. President Donald Trump will nominate former Delta Air Lines executive and pilot Stephen Dickson to head the FAA, ending a 15-month stretch for the agency without a permanent leader.
U.S. Senators Seek Airlines’ Response To Inflight Surveillance Claims 
U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and John Kennedy (R-Louisiana) are asking U.S. airlines to provide information about their inflight surveillance practices, following a report from CNN earlier in March that raised questions about the tiny cameras passengers have begun spotting in carriers’ inflight entertainment (IFE) systems.
U.S. Rep. Graves: ‘Emotion’ Pushed Europe To Ground MAX 
Rep. Sam Graves (R-Missouri), the ranking member of the U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, said the decision by countries in Europe and Asia to ground Boeing 737 MAX aircraft after the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash was premature, adding “up until [Mar. 13], there was no reason to ground these planes from the U.S. point-of-view.”
UK, U.S. Agree On ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Aviation Plan 
A series of bilateral aviation safety agreements reached by the governments of the U.S. and UK ensure that cooperation on air travel and aviation safety will remain mostly unchanged in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit.
UK, U.S. Agree On ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Aviation Plan 
A series of bilateral aviation safety agreements reached by the governments of the U.S. and UK ensure that cooperation on air travel and aviation safety will remain mostly unchanged in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit.
UK, U.S. Agree On ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Aviation Plan  2
A series of bilateral aviation safety agreements reached by the governments of the U.S. and UK ensure that cooperation on air travel and aviation safety will remain mostly unchanged in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit.
White House Requests $7.8 Billion In TSA Funding 
The Trump administration is seeking to send $51.7 billion to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in fiscal 2020, a 5% increase over the previous year’s enacted level, according to estimates released by the Office of Management and Budget Mar. 11.
U.S. Senators Join Chorus Calling For Grounding Of 737 MAX 8s 
Several U.S. senators are urging the FAA to follow the lead of countries including China, Germany and France by temporarily grounding all Boeing 737 MAX 8s, following the deadly crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 Mar. 10.
White House Requests $17.1 Billion For FAA In Fiscal 2020 
The Trump administration is requesting $17.1 billion to fund the FAA in fiscal 2020, down from the roughly $17.5 billion appropriated for the agency in 2019, according to the White House’s budget request released Mar. 11.
Sen. Cruz Calls For Modernization Of U.S. ATC 
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called on aviation stakeholders to re-examine the pros-and-cons of air traffic control (ATC) modernization, although he stopped short of directly calling to spin off ATC from the FAA.
Implementing Rulemakings ‘Unprecedented Challenge,’ FAA Chief Says 
Acting FAA administrator Dan Elwell says the agency faces an “unprecedented challenge” in implementing the multiyear FAA reauthorization act passed by Congress in October.
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