Chair DeFazio and Vice Chair Davids Applaud House Passage of Legislation to Coordinate on New Aviation Technology
Washington, DC- Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Vice Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Sharice Davids (D-KS) applauded the House passage of the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act, a bill within the jurisdiction of the committee.
“Today, the House passed legislation that will help ensure a safe and thriving future for the aviation industry in the U.S.,” Chair DeFazio said. “The Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act will encourage greater coordination amongst the federal government and aviation stakeholders to ensure the safety of the flying public as new technologies are integrated into U.S. airspace. I commend Committee Vice Chair Davids for her leadership on this legislation and look forward to it becoming law.”
“If we want to keep leading the world in aviation, we can’t wait for technologies to come to us. Today, Members from both sides of the aisle showed they are ready to take advantage of the next wave of transportation innovation by passing the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act,” Vice Chair Davids said. “And, I’ll note, Kansas is home to a skilled aviation workforce with a proud history. I can’t wait to harness the huge economic potential of advanced air mobility for our state.”
More information on S.516 can be found below:
S. 516, Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act
Leveraging recent advances in aerospace technology, new advanced air mobility (AAM) designs—including flying cars, passenger air vehicles or taxis, and electric aircraft—have the potential to reduce traffic congestion on U.S. roads, improve mobility options for commuters and cargo, and lessen the current burden on surface infrastructure. As these new aircraft emerge in an already complex national airspace, the federal government must ensure they are safe, for those on board and those on the ground.
S. 516 instructs the U.S. Department of Transportation to create an AAM interagency working group to evaluate, plan, and coordinate efforts regarding the safety, infrastructure, and security of the developing AAM ecosystem in the United States. This legislation is the result of a bipartisan, bicameral agreement and based on Rep. Sharice Davids’ H.R. 1339, the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act, which passed the House in November 2021.
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