10.03.18

Federal Aviation Bill Heads To President Trump’s Desk

Includes Senator Perdue’s Provisions To Improve Aviation Infrastructure & Airline Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on Senate passage of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) five-year reauthorization:

“America is the global leader in aviation innovation. Earlier this year, President Trump laid out his priorities to modernize airport infrastructure, improve air traffic safety, and protect against emerging cyber threats. This bill delivers the necessary resources to keep American aviation competitive. Additionally, reducing burdensome regulations in the pilot hiring process will save valuable time and money. Atlanta is home to the world’s largest international airport, making Georgia a hub of innovation and a gateway to the rest of the globe. Commonsense policies like this will ensure our state and country continue to be a leader in aviation for decades to come.”

Senator Perdue Secured The Following Provisions:

  • Enhancement of the Pilot Records Improvement Act (PRIA): Would simplify the hiring process for both pilots and air carriers by allowing carriers secure and appropriate access to National Driver Register (NDR) records through the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.
  • Commissioned Department of Transportation (DOT) study: As recommended in President Trump’s infrastructure proposal, this study would examine the use of Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) financing tools for airport infrastructure improvements.

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.