House Passes Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Coordination and Leadership Act
The Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Coordination and Leadership Act (H.R. 1339), which NATCA supports, was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, Nov. 4. The bill would establish a federal interagency working group consisting of the Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, and other federal agency officials and aviation stakeholders (including NATCA) to examine issues related to safety, operations, infrastructure, and security of AAM aircraft.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee approved the legislation last July. It was introduced by Reps. Sharice Davids, D-Kan., and Garret Graves, R-La. After reviewing an initial draft of the legislation, NATCA worked for several months with Reps. Davids and Graves, along with T&I Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and Ranking Member Sam Graves, R-Mo., to include critical changes that ensure the working group coordinates with NATCA. This allows NATCA to amplify the voice of our members as government and industry stakeholders evaluate the potential deployment of AAM.