House Passes NOTAM Legislation with NATCA Amendment
On Tuesday, June 15, the House passed H.R. 1262, bipartisan legislation that would, if enacted, establish an FAA task force to determine improvements to the Notice to Airmen (NOTAMs) system, which provides critical information to pilots regarding potential hazards in the National Airspace System. NATCA proposed a clarifying amendment to the bill before it was considered on the House floor to specify that the labor representatives on the proposed taskforce include an FAA air traffic controller representative. The NATCA amendment was accepted and H.R. 1262 passed under suspension of the rules in the House. It will now head to the Senate for consideration.