Joint Hearing on GPS Reliability:
A Review of Aviation Industry Performance, Safety Issues and Avoiding Potential New and Costly Government Burden

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Subcommittees on Aviation and
Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
June 23, 2011

Roy Kienitz testifying The committee received testimony from federal government and industry witnesses regarding LightSquared's mobile broadband internet infrastructure plans and concerns with GPS interference associated with those plans; the possible impacts on GPS reliability, NextGen, and aviation job creation; and the potential remedies to GPS interference.

Senior federal officials and industry representatives warned that the GPS interference from LightSquared's system could disrupt military, civil, and commercial operations nationwide, including aviation, shipping, search and rescue, E911, farming, and communications.


Panel 1

Panel 2

  • Ms. Margaret Jenny
    RTCA, Inc.
  • Mr. Phil Straub
    Vice President of Aviation Engineering
    Garmin International, Inc.
  • Mr. Craig Fuller
    Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Mr. Thomas Hendricks
    Senior Vice President of Safety, Security and Operations
    Air Transport Association
  • Mr. Jeffrey Carlisle
    Executive Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy
    LightSquared Subsidiary LLC
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