Requires the Secretary of Transportation to develop a system of manned auxiliary flight service stations.
Declares that the Congress finds that special emphasis should be placed on the conversion of former military air bases to civil use and on the identification and improvement of additional joint-use facilities.
Requires a set-aside of not less than one-half of one percent of airport development and airport planning funds for FY 1991 and 1992 to be distributed to sponsors of current or former military airports to develop them to improve the capacity of the national air transportation system.
Requires the Secretary of Transportation to designate not more than five current or former military airports for participation in the set-aside program.
Directs the Administrator of the FAA to:
(1) issue an environmental impact statement on the effects of changes in aircraft flight patterns over the States of New York and New Jersey as a result of the expanded East Coast Plan;
(2) investigate the effects on air safety over such States as a result of the Plan;
(3) report to the Congress on the results of the environmental impact statement and of the investigation; and
(4) implement any appropriate plan modifications.
Declares that the Congress finds that airport and airway programs should be administered in a manner that prevents unjust and discriminatory practices as they may be applied between category and class of aircraft.
Declares that the Congress finds that artificial restrictions on airport capacity should not unjustly discriminate between categories and classes of aircraft.
Amends the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to require that carrier flight deck crew-members whose seniority rights have been affected by the purchase or acquisition of an air carrier by another air carrier be afforded the protections provided by the Civil Aeronautics Board in the Tiger International-Seaboard Acquisition Case to ensure that seniority lists are integrated in an equitable manner.
Transfers specified aviation safety functions of the Secretary of Transportation to the Administrator of the FAA. Requires the Administrator or the FAA to prescribe regulations to prohibit disclosure of information obtained or developed with respect to air transportation security.
Changes the due date for specified reports concerning air safety transportation.
Amends the Airport and Airway Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1987 to repeal the limitation on funding and property transfer for the Atlantic City Airport at Pomona, New Jersey. Essential Air Service Preservation Act of 1989 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to make funds from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund available for the essential air transportation program under the Federal Aviation Act of 1958.
Authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to enter into contracts and agreements to provide essential air services prior to September 30, 1998.
Amends the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to require the Administrator of the FAA to issue regulations to prohibit or otherwise restrict aircraft overflights over inhabited areas which have been declared a national disaster area in Hawaii. Requires specified reports by the Administrator of the FAA.