Senator Hoeven will host FAA officials including Tim Arel, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization, at UND to underscore the need to reform the air traffic controller (ATC) hiring process. Hoeven recently introduced his bipartisan ATC Hiring Reform Act of 2019, which would enable the agency to prioritize the hiring of veterans and graduates of FAA Certified Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) schools, like UND, which have a higher retention rate during ATC qualification training at the FAA Academy. This legislation also removes the current 10 percent hiring pool limitation to ensure that the FAA can hire an adequate number of air traffic controllers to maintain the safest skies in the world.
When: 10:00 a.m. CT
Where: University of North Dakota
Odegaard Hall, Room 229
3980 Campus Road