Thursday, 16 August 2018

US aviation professionals call for long term reauthorisation of the FAA

The US organization representing many of the country's main airlines, Airlines for America (A4A), has joined forces with nearly 30 other key commercial and business aviation associations in sending a letter to the US Senate.

Together this conglomeration of aviation industry professionals are urging the Senate to swiftly consider a long-term reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA's current authority is all set to expire on 30th September this year.

"Every day, the U.S. airline industry delivers safe and affordable air transportation options to millions of travelers, businesses, and shippers around the world, while supporting nearly 11 million jobs and driving $1.5 trillion in economic activity," said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. "Adopting a long-term reauthorization bill will provide stability for the FAA to uphold the highest levels of safety we have today, while providing the certainty that employers need to continue creating new jobs, investing in crucial infrastructure and new technology, and encouraging innovation that will move the industry forward."

Some of the other organisations signing the letter include Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), Regional Airline Association (RAA), Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association (RACCA) and Cargo Airline Association (CAA).