Reauthorization is the process by which Congress provides funding and operating authority for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and typically serves as a vehicle to address a range of aviation issues. The last reauthorization bill was approved in 2018 and authorized the FAA for five years (it was the first five-year authorization since 1982). That authorization is set to expire September 30, 2023.
Ahead of the October deadline, Congress is actively soliciting industry input. These deliberations provide a relatively rare opportunity for the council to propose and move legislative priorities that further aviation technical workforce initiatives.
The council’s legislative committee has identified and communicated the following priorities for consideration in the next FAA reauthorization bill:
For more detail on the above priorities, click here.
Plan to join us to push these important initiatives at the Fly-In, taking place September 19-22 in Washington DC.
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.