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Senator Supports Advancement of FAA Reauthorization Bill

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Senator Supports Advancement of FAA Reauthorization Bill

The office of Sen. Gary Peters has announced that he supports the advancement of a bill reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration to a full Senate vote.

The legislation would establish the FAA’s agenda through 2028. It includes provisions to improve airport infrastructure, aviation safety and traveler protections, Peters’ office said Friday.

Specifically, the bill would increase funding for the Airport Infrastructure Program and require regular agency updates on efforts to transition to firefighting foams without per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

In terms of national security, the bill would task the FAA to regulate unmanned aircraft system operations and the cybersecurity of avionics systems.

Peters, chair of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee of Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freights and Ports, commented that the legislation would also address staffing issues and “protect air service” in Michigan’s rural communities. One staffing measure would require the FAA to establish an advisory committee for recruiting and retaining women in the aviation industry.

According to Peters’ office, the bill also includes a provision to strengthen the Essential Air Service program so rural communities can more easily maintain a connection to the National Airspace System.

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