***UPDATE TO MEDIA ADVISORY*** ***NOTE TIME, LOCATION & SPEAKER CHANGES*** For Immediate Release Contact: Joe Duggan, (202) 434-8304 December 10, 1997 Liz Lubow, (202) 434-8535 TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY SLATER TO SPEAK AT EVENT UNVEILING AVIATION COMMISSION REPORT WHAT: The National Civil Aviation Review Commission, in a report requested by Congress will issue major recommendations on reducing aviation gridlock and catastrophic accidents. Its report addresses two areas: Reducing Air Fatalities: Without changes, increased air traffic will lead to a doubling of catastrophic accidents by 2010, the commission concluded. FAA Management: To prevent aviation gridlock and congestion soon after the turn of the century, the commission calls for a dramatic overhaul of the Federal Aviation Administration's management and funding. ***WHEN: Thursday, December 11, 1997 3:30PM. ***WHERE: THE MADISON HOTEL, DRAWING ROOMS 3 & 4 1177 15th Street, NW (at M Street), Washington, DC ***PARTICIPANTS: SECRETARY RODNEY SLATER, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ADMINISTRATOR JANE GARVEY, FAA Commission Chairman Norman Y. Mineta Commission Member Linda Barker, Sioux Falls, SD. Commission Member Richard E. Smith, West Point, Ms. Reporters outside of Washington, DC may listen to the press conference by calling 1-800-289-0730. Please call 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start of the event.