FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 Approved by House, Awaiting Presidential Signature

The House of Representatives has passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024, a comprehensive bipartisan measure that renews the Federal Aviation Administration and aviation infrastructure and safety programs for the next five years. With a decisive 387-26 vote, the legislation now heads to President Biden for approval.

Introduced by leaders of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, this landmark legislation emphasizes several critical areas including the expansion and improvement of the aviation workforce. Addressing a significant shortage of qualified workers, such as pilots, mechanics, and air traffic controllers, the bill commits to robust investments in workforce development and training. It also focuses on removing barriers to aviation careers and enhancing pilot training standards, which are essential for sustaining the industry’s growth and operational safety.

The bill now goes to the President to be signed into law (Photo from Graeme Sloan/Sipa USA via AP, FILE)

Moreover, the bill aims to uphold America’s leadership in global aviation through major investments in airport infrastructure, support for general aviation, and encouragement of aviation innovation, including the integration of drones and advanced air mobility. Additional reforms will enhance the overall passenger experience and improve FAA operations.

With its comprehensive approach to improving the aviation sector, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 is poised to usher in a new era of innovation and safety in American aviation, pending the President’s signature.