FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018

On Friday, October 5, 2018 President Trump signed H.R. 302, which includes the five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), into law.

On Saturday, September 22, 2018 Washington, D.C. - House and Senate Committee leaders announced that they reached a bipartisan final agreement on legislation that provides long-term stability and critical reforms to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and transforms federal disaster programs to better prepare communities for disaster.  The agreement also includes a reauthorizations and reforms of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

On Friday, April 13, 2018 Washington, D.C. - Leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced the bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4), a five-year bill to reauthorize the programs of the Federal Aviation Administration, provide long-term stability for the Nation’s aviation community, continue investment in U.S. airports, and make necessary reforms to improve American competitiveness and safety in aviation. This bill does not include Republican’s controversial plan to privatize our Nation’s air traffic control system.

The FAA Reauthorization Act:

  • Keeps our Nation in the lead in aviation by putting American jobs, American innovation, and the traveling public first.
  • Cuts Washington red tape so that our manufacturers can get products to market on time, stay competitive globally, and continue to employ millions of Americans.
  • Encourages American innovation in aviation technologies to promote a stronger American workforce.
  • Ensures that our airport infrastructure connects our businesses and increasing number of air travelers to the world.
  • Gives the American traveling public a better flight experience.
  • Ensures our system remains as safe as possible for the American traveler and addresses factors related to recent incidents.

The bill is awaiting passage by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Press Releases:

House and Senate Committee Leaders Announce Agreement on Long-term FAA and Disaster Program Reform Legislation

Long-Term FAA Reauthorization Bill Introduced in House (April 13, 2018)

Bill text can be found here.