The Senate’s version of the FAA Reauthorization Act is a game-changer. Here are the reasons for this reversal of bad statutory authority, what specifically it did and what still must be done.
Is the ONLY reason Trump wants to be president is to divert planes away from Mar-a-Lago?
The fact that a final package is being sent to the Full Senate is a significant legislative milestone; for few bills ever reach that point.
Perhaps because efficiency of communication with the FAA is degrading while the emphasis on the Hill is increasing?
Unfortunately for the transportation sector, the NTSB will have to continue to do its work without a full complement of Members.
The July 15 letter from Senators Flake and McCain further confuse the executives entrusted with managing the FAA.
Chairman Shuster should be commended for making passage of the 2015 FAA Reauthorization Act (now designated Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization Act (AIRR)). He began teeing up the issues over a year ago and called for ideas which would be “transformational.”
The issues in these matters are quite complex and there are valid arguments on both sides. It is hard to determine what side is right and what opinions are biased; so it is useful to hear from an outside expert and the FAA’s primary researcher who documented the validity of the BA instrument.