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Letter from the Inspector General to Senator John McCain, Chairman, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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The Inspector General was invited to testify this past November before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Aviation, on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to modernize the National Airspace System and recent air traffic control equipment outages. This hearing was postponed to a later date. We are providing the substance of our testimony for your information and use in preparing for the upcoming year. Our observations focus on (1) flight delays and cancellations, (2) recent air traffic control outages, and (3) what level of relief the air traffic control modernization effort will provide.