FG 299 (Interagency Steering Committee to Review the U.S. International Air Transportation Policy) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


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  • Linear measurement of materials:   < 1 in.
  • Number of pages:   31
Organizational Note

The formation of the Interagency Steering Committee to Review the U.S. International Air Transportation Policy was announced by the President on August 14, 1969. The Committee, under the leadership of the Department of Transportation, included representatives of the Departments of State, Justice, Commerce, Treasury, and Defense, as well as the Bureau of the Budget, the Civil Aeronautics Board, and the Council of Economic Advisers. The Committee was charged with reviewing U.S. policies in the field of international air transportation. It presented its findings to the President in the form of a Statement of International Air Transportation Policy who, in turn, announced them to the public on June 22, 1970.

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of memorandums and various correspondence. Primary correspondents include Peter Flanigan and Ken Cole. Corresponding oversized attachments have been processed.

The terms Executive and General are used before the code FG 299 generally to determine the source of the materials. Items designated Executive are communications among national, foreign, state and local governments and their agencies, Members of Congress, and other prominent people. Items designated General are communications between Government officials and private citizens, institutions, and other private interests. 

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