June 13, 2022

Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Applaud House Passage of Legislation to Foster Aviation Innovation

Washington, DC- Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) applauded the House passage of the Advanced Aviation Infrastructure Modernization (AAIM) Act
“Tonight, the House passed the Advanced Aviation Infrastructure Modernization Act to invest in the development of America’s aviation future,” Chair DeFazio said. “This legislation will help states and local communities to leverage new advanced air mobility technology—ranging from flying cars to electric aircraft—to reduce congestion on our roads and provide an environmentally sustainable travel option. I want to thank Aviation Subcommittee Chair Larsen on his tireless work and leadership on this legislation, and I look forward to seeing it signed into law.”
“Congress must stay focused on investing in an innovative aviation system that creates jobs and will last into the 2050s and beyond,” said Chair of the Aviation Subcommittee Rick Larsen. “This bipartisan bill enables communities in the Pacific Northwest and across the country to plan for safe integration of advanced air mobility vehicles into the airspace and existing transportation networks, reduce emissions and grow the nation’s leadership in the global aerospace industry.”
More information on H.R. 6270 can be found below:
H.R. 6270, Advanced Aviation Infrastructure Modernization (AAIM) Act
To keep pace with the growing AAM sector, states and localities need to prepare for anticipated AAM operations and ensure local communities can take advantage of the potential benefits of the safe integration of AAM technologies in U.S. airspace.
H.R. 6270 establishes a two-year pilot program that invests $25 million in competitive comprehensive planning grants for state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to prepare for the development and deployment of AAM vertiports and related infrastructure. The pilot program would also provide limited funding for some related construction activities only after approval by the Federal Aviation Administration and if certain federal standards are met.