From: Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry
Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2002
Report Includes Recommendations in the Areas of Investment, Air Infrastructure and Export Controls
WASHINGTON-The Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry today issued its second interim report to address issues of immediate importance to the industry. The Commission's report to the President and Congress includes recommendations regarding the aerospace business environment, export controls and the air transportation system that the Commission adopted in its February 12 meeting.
The Commission believes that the following issues discussed in Interim Report #2 could have a significant near-term impact on the aerospace industry and, hence, require immediate action:
"This second interim report outlines near-term matters that the Commission feels should be addressed prior to the issue of our final report," said Chairman Robert S. Walker. "While we feel this action is needed now to positively impact the long-term outlook of the industry, the Commission will be addressing these issues more comprehensively in the final report."
The Commission's recommendations are outlined in the attached copy of Interim Report #2.
The Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry is a congressionally mandated commission, as established in Section 1092 of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001, Public Law 106-398. The Commission was formed to study the future of the United States aerospace industry in the global economy, particularly in relationship to United States national security; and to assess the future importance of the domestic aerospace industry for the economic and national security of the United States. The next public meeting of the Commission is scheduled for May 14, 2002 in the Department of Commerce Auditorium and will focus on the issues of space, workforce and industrial base. http://www.aerospacecommission.gov
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