[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 139 (Wednesday, July 21, 2010)]
[Page 42474]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-17824]



Office of the Secretary

[DOT Docket No. DOT-OST-2010-0074]

The Future of Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) Subcommittee on 
Competitiveness and Viability; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of 

ACTION: Notice of Meeting.


SUMMARY: The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the 
Secretary of Transportation, announces the second meeting of the FAAC 
Subcommittee on Competitiveness and Viability, which will be held in 
Chicago, Illinois. This notice provides details on the date, time, and 
location of the meeting, which will be open to the public. The purpose 
of the FAAC is to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary 
of Transportation to ensure the competitiveness of the U.S. aviation 
industry and its capability to manage effectively the evolving 
transportation needs, challenges, and opportunities of the global 
economy. The Subcommittee on Competitiveness and Viability is charged 
with examining changes in the operating and competitive structures of 
the U.S. airline industry; considering innovative strategies to open up 
new international markets and expand commercial opportunities in 
existing markets; investigating strategies to encourage the development 
of cost-effective, cutting-edge technologies and equipment that are 
critical for a competitive industry coping with increasing economic and 
environmental challenges; and examining the adequacy of current Federal 
programs to address the availability of intermodal transportation 
options and alternatives, small and rural community access to the 
aviation transportation system, the role of State and local governments 
in contributing to such access, and how the changing competitive 
structure of the U.S. airline industry is likely to transform travel 
habits of small and rural communities.

DATES: The Subcommittee on Competitiveness and Viability meeting will 
be held on August 4, 2010, from 12:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the corporate headquarters of 
United Airlines, 77 West Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601.
    Public Access: The meeting is open to the public. (See below for 
registration instructions.)
    Public Comments: Persons wishing to offer written comments and 
suggestions concerning the activities of the advisory committee or 
subcommittee should file comments in the Public Docket (Docket Number 
DOT-OST-2010-0074 at http:[sol][sol]www.regulations.gov) or 
alternatively through e-mail at FAAC@dot.gov. If comments and 
suggestions are intended specifically for the Subcommittee on 
Competitiveness and Viability, the term ``Competitiveness'' should be 
listed in the subject line of the message. To ensure such comments can 
be considered by the subcommittee before its August 4, 2010, meeting, 
public comments must be filed by 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight time 
Wednesday, July 28, 2010.



    Under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 
U.S.C. App. 2), we are giving notice of a meeting of the Subcommittee 
on Competitiveness and Viability of the Future of Aviation Advisory 
Committee taking place on August 4, 2010, at 12:45 p.m., at 77 West 
Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601. The agenda includes--
    1. Reports from subcommittee members on assigned topics,
    2. Further discussion of topics offered by subcommittee members for 
referral to the full committee on the subject of competitiveness and 
viability of the aviation industry, and
    3. Identification of priority issues for the third subcommittee 


    The meeting room can accommodate up to 25 members of the public. 
Persons desiring to attend must pre-register by July 28, 2010, through 
e-mail to FAAC@dot.gov. The term ``Registration: Competitiveness'' 
should be listed in the subject line of the message, and admission will 
be limited to the first 25 persons to pre-register and receive a 
confirmation of their pre-registration. No arrangements are being made 
for audio or video transmission or for oral statements or questions 
from the public at the meeting. Minutes of the meeting will be taken 
and will be made available to the public.

Request for Special Accommodation

    The DOT is committed to providing equal access to this meeting for 
all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because 
of a disability, please send a request to FAAC@dot.gov with the term 
``Special Accommodations'' listed in the subject line of the message by 
close of business Wednesday, July 28, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Homan, Director, Office of 
Aviation Analysis, U.S. Department of Transportation; Room 86W-312, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590; (202) 366-5903.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 16, 2010.
Pamela Hamilton-Powell,
Designated Federal Official, Future of Aviation Advisory Committee.
[FR Doc. 2010-17824 Filed 7-20-10; 8:45 am]