Aviation officials call for more coordination on air safety

WASHINGTON • Aviation officials told a Senate committee Thursday that there is still not enough intelligence sharing between the government and private aviation. They also said they remained concerned about the lack of coordination with foreign carriers coming into the United States.

The hearing was chaired by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., who heads the Commerce subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety and Security. It came as Congress has embarked on a Transportation Security Administration modernization effort, 16 years after the 9/11 attacks exposed breakdowns in the system. The full Commerce Committee could take up a modernization bill as early as next week.




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