House Transportation & Infrastructure Hearing on U.S. Aviation
The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on March 2 titled, “COVID-19’s Effects on U.S. Aviation and the Flight Path to Recovery.” Government Affairs attended this hearing virtually. The hearing explored how COVID-19 has continued to impact the industry and how the sector can be best positioned to recover moving forward. The hearing also highlighted proposed legislation from Aviation Subcommittee Chair Rick Larsen, D-Wash., entitled “the National Aviation Preparedness Plan Act,” which would require the development of a national aviation preparedness plan for future public health emergencies, legislation that NATCA supports.
Witnesses included leaders from the Government Accountability Office, Airlines for America, Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l., General Aviation Manufacturers Association, American Association of Airport Executives, and the National Business Aviation Association.