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GAMA Applauds U.S. House Transportation Committee’s Passage of the Aviation Funding Stability Act

GAMA NEWS 19-25 For Immediate Release: Mar 27, 2019

 
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GAMA Director of Communications:
Sarah McCann

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Released: March/27/2019

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GAMA Applauds U.S. House Transportation Committee’s Passage of the Aviation Funding Stability Act

Washington, DC –– The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and its members for passing H.R. 1108, the Aviation Funding Stability Act of 2019:

“We vigorously support this legislation and commend Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Rick Larsen (D-WA) for introducing the bill, as well as full Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) and Aviation Subcommittee Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-LA) for their support,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce. “H.R. 1108 would provide targeted stability for the aviation system to function in the event of another U.S. government shutdown, including air traffic and critical elements of aviation safety, while ensuring congressional oversight.”

The U.S. aviation system is an extremely complex and interconnected one that provides the highest levels of safety and the largest and most robust air services network in the world. The strength of aviation manufacturing’s jobs creation and economic contribution is dependent on a fully operating and functioning FAA being able to undertake regulatory actions and approvals in order to bring aircraft, engines, avionics and other new technologies and products to the U.S. and global marketplace and to properly maintain in the existing fleet.

The aviation industry’s recovery from the recent 35-day U.S. partial government shutdown will be both lengthy and complicated, and any subsequent shutdown of the FAA would multiply the negative impacts on small businesses, the economy and safety. The Aviation Funding Stability Act of 2019 will help the aviation industry avoid any further harmful disruptions.

“We look forward to working with members of this Committee, the broader Congress and other stakeholders who share jurisdiction in a bipartisan way to advance this legislation in the near-term and mitigate the consequences of any future government shutdown on the FAA,” said Bunce.

For additional information, please contact Sarah McCann, GAMA Director of Communications, at +1 (202) 637-1375 or smccann@gama.aero.


GAMA is an international trade association representing over 100 of the world's leading manufacturers of general aviation airplanes and rotorcraft, engines, avionics, components and related services. GAMA's members also operate repair stations, fixed based operations, pilot and maintenance training facilities and manage fleets of aircraft. For more information, visit GAMA's website at www.GAMA.aero.

 
 

 
Communications Director:
Sarah McCann: smccann@gama.aero
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
www.GAMA.aero
Headquarters: (+1) 202-393-1500
European Office: (+32) 2 550-3900

GAMA exists to foster and advance the general welfare, safety, interests, and activities of the global business and general aviation industry. This includes promoting a better understanding of general aviation manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and overhaul and the important role these industry segments play in economic growth and opportunity, and in serving the critical transportation needs of communities, companies, and individuals worldwide.