GAMA Applauds Introduction of Advanced Air Mobility Legislation in U.S. House

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) praised the introduction of the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act (H.R. 1339) by Representatives Sharice Davids (D-Kansas) and Garret Graves (R-Louisiana) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“Advanced Air Mobility is an emerging sector of the aviation industry which has the potential to facilitate new transportation options, create jobs and economic activity, advance environmental sustainability and new technologies, and support emergency preparedness and competitiveness,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce. “The Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act goes well beyond the good work the FAA is doing to certify and build the operational regulatory framework to introduce electric aircraft into the national airspace system.  This legislation would facilitate the Department of Transportation’s coordination of all federal departments and agencies with industry and other stakeholders to help realize the enormous potential and broad societal benefits of this rapidly developing and transformative aviation sector. We applaud House Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee leaders, Representatives Davids and Graves, for introducing this important legislation to accelerate the development of this exciting cutting edge industrial technology sector.”

The Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to establish an interagency working group to plan for and coordinate efforts for the advancement of operating advanced air mobility (AAM) aircraft. The working group will be tasked to review and make recommendations for the federal role in the AAM sector, beyond the initial critical stage of aircraft certification and operations, with a focus on economic and workforce opportunities, potential physical and digital security risks and mitigations, infrastructure development, and maturing AAM aircraft operations and concepts past initial operations.

A copy of the bill text can be found HERE.