On September 20th, over 40 ATEC members, industry partners, and federal officials gathered in Alexandria, VA to discuss policy updates, legislative priorities, and aviation workforce provisions found in the current FAA reauthorization bill.
After a full day of policy discussions with the FAA and briefings on legislative initiatives, ATEC representatives headed to The Hill and held over sixty congressional meetings representing over twenty states.
The timing could not have been better as both chambers are poised for a final vote on FAA reauthorization, the bill that will set agency priorities for the next five years. Included in the draft legislative text are provisions that would aid military transition, increase funding available for the FAA workforce grant program, ensure industry involvement in further development of the FAA mechanic airman certification standards, and encourage development of early pathways to mechanic certification.
Thanks to everyone that was able to join the council for this great event. See the program and speaker presentations on the Fly-In event webpage, and plan to join us in 2024. Dates will publish soon!
Stay tuned for updates on everything ATEC members need to know as well as ways that you can help the council and the AMTS community.