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PUBLIC LAW 102-581—OCT. 31, 1992 106 STAT. 4893 (G) the taxes and user fees imposed on United States airlines; (H) the regulatory responsibilities imposed on United States airlines; (I) the bankruptcy laws of the United States and related fitness rules administered by the Department of Transportation as they apphr to airlines; and (J) the obligations of failing airlines to meet pension obligations. (4) INTERNATIONAL AVIATION POLICY. — Whether or not the policies and strategies followed by the United States in international aviation are promoting the ability of United States airlines to achieve long-term competitive success in international markets, including— (A) the Government's general negotiating policy; (B) the desirability of multilateral rather than bilateral negotiations; (C) whether or not foreign countries have developed the necessary infrastructure of airports and airways to enable United States airlines to provide the service needed to meet the demand for aviation service between the United States and such countries; (D) the rights granted foreign airlines to provide service in United States domestic markets ("cabotage"); and (E) the rights granted foreign investors to invest in United States airlines. (5) ASSESSMENT OF AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY. — The state of the United States aircraft manufacturing industry and make recommendations to the President and Congress concerning policies that will help foster a healthy, competitive United States aircraft manufacturing industry. (6) STUDY OF INCENTIVES FOR EXPEDITED FLEET CONVER- SION.—The possibility of long-term loan guarantees and tax incentives for air carriers to expedite the conversion of the commercial airline fleet from Stage 2 to Stage 3 aircraft in advance of the deadlines established by the Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990. (e) MEMBERSHIP. — (1) APPOINTMENT. —The Commission shall be composed of 7 members as follows: (A) 1 member appointed by the President. President. (B) 3 members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. (C) 3 members appointed by the majority leader of the Senate. (2) QUALIFICATIONS.— (A) IN GENERAL.—Members appointed pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be appointed from among individuals who are experts in transportation policy (including representatives of Federal, State, and local government and other public authorities owning or operating airports) and organizations representing airlines, passengers, shippers, airline employees, aircraft manufacturers, general aviation, and the financial community. (B) SECTORS REPRESENTED.— Members appointed pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be appointed in a manner such that the interests of both large hub airports and