AIA Joins Letter Urging Long-Term Authorization of FAA

The Aerospace Industries Association today joined more than 30 organizations to urge Senate Leadership to pass a long-term reauthorization bill for the FAA. The organizations issued a letter addressed to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), stating, “It is essential that the FAA is provided long-term authorization for its activities and programs to maintain and advance the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world. The U.S. aviation sector supports nearly 11 million jobs and contributes $1.6 trillion in economic activity. The aerospace industry needs dependable authority from the FAA and policymakers to continue to provide the highest level of service for aviation customers and meet the needs of the aviation industry and workforce.”

“The FAA and the traveling public have been subjected to short-term extensions of the FAA’s authority since 2015, and these stopgap measures have negatively impacted the FAA’s activities … Long-term legislation will allow employers, manufacturers, customers and communities the certainty to continue to build, invest, hire, innovate and grow in this dynamic industry.”