Stakeholders commend drone, AAM measures in FAA reauthorization bill

May 20, 2024
With the passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 in the U.S. House of Representatives this week, the bill is a signature away from becoming law, Jack Daleo writes for Flying.

WASHINGTON - After what has been months and felt like years, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 looks like it will finally be enacted into law, and drone, advanced air mobility (AAM), and other industry stakeholders are rejoicing, Jack Daleo writes for FlyingContinue reading original article.

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20 May 2024 - The funding bill provides $105 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as well as $738 million for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for fiscal years 2024 through 2028.

Provisions included in the bill are critical to the growth and development of the U.S. uncrewed aircraft system (UAS or “drone”) industry, the Commercial Drone Alliance (CDA), an independent 501c6 non-profit organization led by key members of the commercial drone industry, says.

"Today marks a pivotal step in reinforcing American leadership in the skies. The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 brings much-needed stability to both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and aviation industry, and enables the U.S. drone industry to keep pace with other countries," said Lisa Ellman, Executive Director of the Commercial Drone Alliance. “This legislation reflects years of dedicated collaboration between lawmakers and industry stakeholders, including the CDA. We are excited to build on this momentum and to strengthen U.S. leadership in advanced aviation."

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Jamie Whitney, Senior Editor
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