NACA Commends Senate Passage of FAA Reauthorization

In response to passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 by the Senate, National Air Carrier Association President and CEO George Novak issued the following statement:

NACA congratulates Senate Commerce Committee Chair Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Ranking Member Ted Cruz (R-Texas), House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-Wash.), for working on a bipartisan basis to enact The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024, a five-year bill to reauthorize the FAA and NTSB.  This timely, sweeping legislation will ensure that the U.S. continues to maintain the safest, most efficient airspace system in the world.

We are especially grateful that many NACA priorities were addressed in the bill, including: (1) modernizing pilot training programs to increase pilot supply and enhance pilot performance; (2) refraining from imposing new or higher taxes and fees on passengers; (3) addressing the shortage of air traffic controllers at major ATC facilities in Florida; (4) authorizing more funding and resources for the NTSB; and (5) protecting air service to small and rural communities.  We commend the Senate for passing the bill last night with strong bipartisan support and urge the House to follow suit next week.

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