May 22, 2023

Reps. Larsen and DeSaulnier Applaud House Passage of NOTAM Improvement Act


Washington, DC – Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) applauded passage of the NOTAM Improvement Act of 2023.

“This winter’s NOTAM outage, which caused mass flight cancellations and delays, demonstrated the need to invest in technology to maintain America’s gold standard in aviation safety and reliably get Americans where they need to be,” Ranking Member Larsen said. “This bipartisan bill will strengthen the integrity of the NOTAM system to provide relevant and timely updates to pilots and flight crews while ensuring the stability, resilience and security of our aviation IT system.”

“Since the near-miss incident at San Francisco International Airport in 2017, caused in part by the outdated NOTAM system, I have been working to improve aviation safety for both the workforce and the flying public, and am proud to see this bill passed in a bipartisan manner,” Rep. DeSaulnier said. “The NOTAM Improvement Act, and the task force that it creates, will play an important role in the FAA’s ongoing NOTAM modernization initiative, which should be an important part of our ongoing conversations as we address and improve all aspects of aviation safety.”