House panel aims to finish must-pass aviation bill by August

Without getting political, we think it’s important to reflect on the bill that the House is working on right now. There could be some major changes in store for both the private and commercial aviation industry – maybe some good and maybe some bad – but the FAA has a huge role in every aspect of our business.

Rest assured, no matter what happens comes August, we will follow the situation in order to help you know what all of it means for you as you pursue your private pilot license in Colorado or use any of our services. Understanding how various regulations affect your piloting career is paramount to being a successful pilot. panel aims to finish must-pass aviation bill by August | TheHill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is aiming to wrap up work on a must-pass aviation bill by the August recess, according to a top panel aide.Holly E. Woodruff Lyons, deputy general counsel for the committee and staff director of the aviation subcommittee, said Tuesday that the goal is to get legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration “off the floor by August.” The FAA’s legal authority expires at the end of September, which would give the House and Senate less than two months to hammer out a final product.The House Transportation panel has held several hearings on the topic and is expected to take the lead on legislation.

Last year, Congress ended up passing a short-term patch after a long-term proposal to reauthorize the FAA stalled in the House.

The House FAA bill from last year is expected to serve as the model for this year’s yet-to-be-unveiled proposal, though Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) is open to making adjustments.

“The framework is the AIRR Act,” Woodruff Lyons said during a Global Business Travel Association conference on Capitol Hill. “But everything is open to change.”



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