The NBAA and NATA have applauded action taken in the US House of Representatives on a key piece of aviation legislation, a bill focused on accelerating the growth of advanced air mobility (AAM).
The bill was reviewed and approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) committee, a key step in the congressional legislative process.
The Advanced Aviation Infrastructure Modernisation Act (AAIM Act), authorises funding to plan for and eventually build critical new AAM infrastructure by leveraging existing vertiports and other public transportation facilities to support AAM operations, and fosters community engagement programmes to introduce the new technologies to a diverse set of communities.
The proposal, HR 6270, was first introduced last December by T&I aviation subcommittee chairman representative Rick Larsen, ranking aviation subcommittee member Garret Graves and representative Dina Titus. The bipartisan measure was immediately met with strong support from NBAA and a broad group of stakeholders, including NBAA's AAM Roundtable, a group of high-level sector leaders charting a course for integration of the pioneering technologies into the nation's airspace and infrastructure.
“We thank representatives Larsen, Graves and Titus for their leadership in introducing this important legislation and their House colleagues for their strong support for the advancement of these pioneering on demand aviation technologies,” says NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.
“By passing the AAIM Act, the Committee has signalled its support of advanced air mobility innovation and implementation,” adds NATA managing director of legislative affairs and industry relations Karen Huggard.