GAMA President & CEO Testifies before Congress Regarding the State of General Aviation
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) President and CEO, Pete Bunce, testified before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, in a hearing entitled, “The State of General Aviation”.
In his testimony, Bunce described the resiliency of general aviation manufacturers and maintenance and service providers and the opportunities and challenges that the industry currently faces. This included addressing certification, validation and regulatory issues; strengthening workforce development for the entire industry; environmental sustainability efforts; and facilitating advanced air mobility. Additionally, he commended Chair Larsen and Ranking Member Graves for convening the hearing to learn more about the state of general aviation in preparation of FAA reauthorization and how Congress can work with stakeholders during this transformative time for the industry.
During the hearing, Bunce highlighted certification and validation delays and solution for improvements, supply chain issues, the future of aviation fuels including the Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions (EAGLE) initiative, certification of advanced air mobility aircraft, concerns over future spectrum relocation and efforts to strengthen the industry’s workforce.
A copy of Bunce’s written testimony can be found HERE, video of his opening remarks can be found HERE and video of the entire hearing can be found HERE.