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It’s that time of year again. The Congress is about to unveil comprehensive legislation that has the potential to transform the aviation industry.

A little over a year ago, the House of Representatives began consideration of a long term comprehensive FAA reauthorization act, ambitiously entitled the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act of 2016 (AIRR). What ultimately passed, however, was a pared down version that only funded the FAA through the summer of 2017.  As a result, the pressure is on the Congress to finally pass a more ambitious, long term solution.

The bill is currently picking up speed, with Chairman Bill Shuster of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and President Donald Trump jointly making an announcement at the White House on June 5th to set forth the President’s FAA and air traffic control reform initiative. This will be followed by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao’ testimony on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building on the administration’s priorities.

While Chairman Shuster’s long-standing priority to privatize the air traffic control system along the lines of the Canadian system will likely take center stage, the bill is expected to affect all aspects of aviation, including unmanned traffic management, Next Gen implementation, airport funding, unmanned aircraft cargo delivery, and anti-drone technology.

Join us at 1:30 on June 29, 2017 for our free 90-minute webinar to receive a rundown of what the bill contains, what did not make it in, and the winners and losers in the Congressional sweepstakes. Please note, we have scheduled this webinar based on our best guess as to when the House will complete mark-up of the bill.  If the process is delayed, the webinar will be rescheduled for a later date.