A4A releases statement on the FAA reauthorization bill

Airlines for America (A4A) has issued the following statement on the Federal Aviation Administration´s Reauthorization Act of 2018, the organization said.

“We applaud the bipartisan, bicameral efforts in Congress, led in the House by Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and in the Senate by Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) and their staffs, for reaching agreement on the FAA Reauthorization Bill of 2018.

We highly encourage both the House and the Senate to move swiftly to vote–and pass–this important legislation.

The long-term reauthorization is essential for the FAA to advance projects and implement programs that advance our country´s status as the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.

This measure will provide long-term certainty for the millions of passengers and countless businesses that rely on access to safe, affordable travel and shipping options every day.

The legislation also will deliver the certainty that employers, manufacturers, consumers and communities must have to continue building, investing, hiring, innovating and growing the US aviation industry.

The commercial aviation industry is one of the biggest drivers of the American economy, supporting 10 million jobs and contributing USD 1.5 trillion annually. Each day, 3.2 million people fly US carriers, which service 800 airports in 80 countries. Cargo carriers transported 41.1 billion revenue ton miles in 2017.”

Airlines for America (A4A) advocates on behalf of the American airline industry as a model of safety, customer service and environmental responsibility and as the indispensable network that drives our nation´s economy and global competitiveness. A4A works collaboratively with the airlines, labor groups, Congress and the Administration to improve air travel for everyone.